PERSONAL DETAILS

Born 25 September 1945, Woodford Green, Essex, UK. British subject

 

EMPLOYMENT
Magazine/journal/internet work

2008 Editorial, design and production work for Rapport Learning Ltd

January 2004 to date Occasional sub-editing and production work on IPE (Investment & Pensions Europe) and IPE Real Estate magazines

December 2002 to December 2005 Subediting on annual publication Global Agenda (produced by Euromoney plc for the World Economic Forum)

September 2002 to date Occasional subediting on weekly magazine Public Finance

December 2001 to date Occasional subediting on various Incisive Media titles: Bloomberg Money, Mortgage Solutions, Hedge Fund Review, Cover, Investment Week and International Investment. Production work on show guides for the same company

July 2001 to 2006 (with Miles Smith-Morris) Design of Creditflux newsletter on the global credit derivatives market for Creditflux Ltd.
Design for original version (now superseded) of the www.creditflux.com website. Maintained the website from September 2001 to April 2002.
Continuing work on editing and producing the monthly newsletter, 64 issues of which had been produced by December 2006.
Design, editing and production of the Creditflux INSIDE GUIDE series of books, which so far includes the INSIDE GUIDE to portfolio credit swaps (March 2004), the INSIDE GUIDE to credit index trading (September 2004), the INSIDE GUIDE to next-generation credit derivatives (May 2005), the INSIDE GUIDE to who's who in structured credit & credit derivatives (August 2005), the INSIDE GUIDE to structured credit innovations (September 2005), the INSIDE GUIDE to credit hedge fund strategies (June 2006), the INSIDE GUIDE to new CDO assets (December 2006),

September 2000 Freelance sub-editing for Wall Street Journal Special Sections

January 2000 to April 2002 (when magazine closed) Freelance sub-editing for Investor's Week magazine (two to three days a week)

December 1999 to date Director (currently chairman) of Hubinvest Ltd. Since December 2009, we have produced a monthly online magazine, AIM Journal, covering London's Alternative Investment Market. It is available at www. hubinvest.com

March 1994 to September 2005 Freelance sub-editing and layout for Menas Associates' Iran Focus (monthly 16-page newsletter on economics/business/politics-society of Iran) Occasional work on other Menas newsletter titles

March 1994 to 2008 Freelance proof-reading for the bimonthly journal Index on Censorship

October 1993 to date Regular freelance sub-editing for global capital markets magazine Euromoney

May 1993–December 1999 Freelance sub-editing for the weekly Investors Chronicle (three days a week). From 1995 in the de facto role of chief sub-editor

July 1990–May 1993 Freelance sub-editing and production for the financial derivatives and financial risk management monthly Risk magazine. I also edited three editions (1991, 1992, 1993) of Risk Publications' 500- page Mitsubishi Finance Risk Directory (a guide to banks, brokers, consultants, exchanges and software houses offering financial risk management services) and the first edition (1993) of its Intercapital Who's Who in Derivatives. I was also involved in the preparation of various one-off short reference works prepared by Risk Publications in collaboration with Chase Manhattan Bank and Morgan Grenfell

1987–89 Freelance sub-editing for South (Third World political, business, science/technology, cultural monthly)

1987–88 Freelance proofreading for Euromoney Corporate Finance (monthly) and Middle East Economic Digest (weekly), sub-editing for Risk, sub-editing and production for Africa Economic Digest (weekly)

1982-87 Third World Foundation: freelance sub-editor/proofreader (1982–86) on Third World Quarterly and (1985–87) on Third World Affairs (an annual) and on several books published by the Foundation

Work for book publishers
Completed 2009 Edited, designed and laid out for press the book Fela: Kalakuta Notes by John Collins (Amsterdam: KIT Publishers [Royal Tropical Institute], 2009, pp159). {Final additional Chapter 18 was added by author and publisher without any editorial or design involvement from me)

October/November 1994 Edited, designed and did all pre-press work on the book A Hatful of Talent: The Founding of the University of Luton, compiled by Tony Wood & Stephen Bunker (Luton: University of Luton Press, 1994, pp172)

1982–95 Freelance copy-editing and proofreading of books ranging from fiction, through African history to economics, botany, business, geology, physiology and civil engineering: Alan Sutton Publishing (1992–94), UCL [University College London] Press (1992–93), Harper Collins (1990–91), Simon & Schuster (1990–91), The Economist Books (1990–91), George Allen & Unwin – later Unwin Hyman (1985–90), James Currey Publishers (1985–95), Hans Zell (1985), Heinemann (1983–89), Third World Foundation (1983–87), International Institute for Strategic Studies (1983), Longman (1982–84), Macmillan (1982–83)

July 1979–April 1982 Trewin Copplestone Publishers: executive editor (freelance) Cambridge Encyclopedia of Africa – prepared for Cambridge University Press. July 1979–October 1981 Editorial adviser (freelance) Cambridge Encyclopedia of Russia and the Soviet Union, October 1981–April 1982 editorial adviser (freelance) Cambridge Encyclopedia of China

These three 500-page reference works were the first of a series covering environmental science and resource utilisation aspects of the geographical areas covered, as well as their history, economies and societies

Academic employment/attachment
January–June 1979 Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham: honorary fellow (financed by Inter-Universities Council for Higher Education Overseas Resettlement Fellowship)

September 1971–December 1978 University of Ghana, Legon: lecturer in history (September 1971–November 1977), senior lecturer in history (November 1977–December 1978)

Apart from teaching, research and administrative duties, I was (1974–78) editor of the Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana and (1972–74) examiner and, briefly, chief examiner for the West African Examinations Council "A" Level History paper "The History of Islam in West Africa"

 

EDUCATION
1968–71 Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham
(DES Studentship) MA in African Studies (1968–69)
(DES Studentship, Leverhulme Trust Overseas Studentship) PhD candidature (1969–71) included one year's research in Ghana on the history of northern Ghana in the colonial period

1964–67 University of York, BA Hons, Class II.1, history and politics

1957–64 Hertford Grammar School, nine "O" levels, three "A" levels (all Grade A – in History, Economic & Public Affairs, and English; with distinction at "S" Level in History)

 

PUBLICATIONS
Include academic articles, reviews and contributions to books on the history of West Africa; contributions to yearbooks on the politics and economics of modern West Africa; book reviews in West Africa, South and Risk magazines; articles on professional cycle racing in South magazine and Euromoney. Contributions to professional bicycle racing website www.cyclingnews.com See separate list of publications

RELEVANT SKILLS
Good command of IBM-compatible and Apple Mac PC procedures. Good working knowledge of DTP using QuarkXPress and InDesign for Mac and for Windows. Good command of Dreamweaver/Fireworks web creation software. Familiarity with basic photo-manipulation techniques using Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Photoshop. Good reading knowledge of French