My skills break down into the following main areas. For a more detailed overview of my skills, please see my curriculum vitae, or choose one of the following for more information:
I have produced a number of websites from scratch, using my project management skills to bring together content creators, site designers, technical staff and management. I have meticulous attention to detail, and because I understand the whole process of creating a website, I am great at seeing the bigger picture.
I am an expert in creating impeccable website content, having cut my teeth in the world of print media for four years. I have written and produced three personal websites that the British Library considers to be 'of cultural, historical and political importance', resulting in a request for them to be included in the UK Web Archive.
Content Management Systems
At the V&A and Museum of Childhood I managed a full, enterprise-level content management system, and I have an excellent knowledge of using XML, XSL and Velocity to implement accessible websites within a CMS environment. I also know plenty about workflows, communities, CMS user interfaces and security issues.
I have written and published mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can download all my apps for free, so you can see for yourself why people think my Tubewalker app is 'fantastic', 'brilliant', 'really well designed and practical', 'so detailed and well researched' and 'a phenonmenal piece of work'.
I am an expert in hosting and moderating online communities, having run the BBC's busiest online community for three years. I also have excellent experience of the legal issues surrounding user-generated content and moderation, and I wrote guidelines on defamation and copyright that the BBC still uses.
My communication skills are excellent, both on paper and in person, and I am great at being the glue that binds a successful project together. I can communicate on all sorts of levels, from technical to editorial to marketing to secretarial, and I work very well as part of a team.