Hi there! My name is Jon Howell and I've had a varied career, or should that be a variety of challenging roles, over the years. I've been a researcher at University College London, worked as a software engineer, and worked my way up from staff writer to news editor at Networking+ magazine.
Currently I'm available for freelance writing work mainly concentrating on technology, both B2B and consumer publications, and also for IT consulting or development work. My current contract is working as a web developer, for example.
I began my writing career, or "actually being paid to write", working on a gadgets column in Asian Woman magazine and it was off the back of this that I got my job at Kadium Publishing, the home of Networking+ magazine as well as a range of Wireless Communications magazines.
Over the years I've written features, news, product pieces, reviews for an online magazine, sales materials for a technology company, as well as PR materials such as press releases.
I take my writing seriously and my technical skills, developed since school age, have proved to be invaluable in explaining complex technical subjects in easy to digest terms for a variety of readerships.
I'm happy to take on one-off writing projects or work on a string of pieces which may include building client relations. Just get in touch and let me know what you need.
Thanks to my parents I've had the chance to play with technology since an early age. I've followed this through university and beyond. I had the pleasure of working with Yospace back in the early days when the web was just reaching out to mobile phones through WAP.
I've used a variety of programming languages and operating systems over the years but the key to good development is logical thought, analysing the problem, getting the realistic specification for the system from the client, and above all experience. Knowing the capabilites of a language is useful, but it's pointless if you then write unstable, unmaintainable code.
My recent development/consulting experience includes web programming, mobile apps, and document management systems. If it sounds like I could help you with a problem that you have then ping me an email.