Richard Baguley

Experienced writer & editor seeking new opportunities

SKILLS

➤Proven ability to create and manage editorial flow.

➤Detail-driven, research-based approach to writing, editing, and commissioning.

➤Over 20 years of experience writing about technology, science, and related fields.

➤Widespread copy editing (AP and other) and general editing skills.

➤Proven mentoring skills.

EDUCATION

University of East London, London — BA (Hons), June 1992

Degree in photojournalism, final exhibition documenting the impact of development on communities in the Docklands area.

 

EXPERIENCE

CNet, Toms Guide, Twitter & others — Freelance Writer

September 2012 – PRESENT

Current list of freelance writing clients includes CNet, Toms Guide, and others. At CNet, I write  Appliance Science, which looks at the science behind appliances. For Twitter, I write case studies and other content that helps the sales marketing department tell compelling stories.

Sample Content

Appliance Science: Alexa, How Does Alexa Work?

How Airbnb won the Oscars with its #LiveInTheMovies campaign

 

Reviewed.comSomerville — VP of Editorial Development

JANUARY 2008 – SEPTEMBER 2012

Reviewed.com, Somerville — Editor in Chief, Wirelessinfo

JANUARY 2006 – DECEMBER 2008

As VP of Editorial Development, I ran a team of editors dedicated to expanding editorial operations for this consumer review company. My team launched 13 new websites that tested and reviewed products such as televisions, dishwashers, coffee makers and refrigerators. Reviewed.com was purchased by Gannett / USA Today in 2011.

As EIC of Wirelessinfo, I created and launched a reviews site for cell phones, shaping the editorial approach and workflow of one of the best-regarded sites for consumer cell phone reviews.

Sample Content

Refrigeratorinfo.com – Refrigerator review site, launched in 2011

Videoprojectorinfo.com – Video projector review site, launched in 2010

Apple iPhone review – Review of the first iPhone

Previous Employment

PC World, San Francisco (1999- 2004) – Senior Associate Editor

Internet Magazine, London  (1996 – 1999) – Technical, Deputy Editor

Additional links to recent work are available at www.baggers.com

 

REFERENCES

Alexandra Krasne – Former Content Strategy Lead, Twitter inc.

AKrasne@gmail.com

I first worked with Alex at PC World in 2000-2002. More recently (from 2016 to present), I wrote for her at Twitter, writing case studies and research articles published at marketing.twitter.com and used by the sales team to support sales. Alex left Twitter in 2017 and is now head of global content at Indeed.

David Kender – Senior VP, Reviewed.com

DKender@Reviewed.com

Reviewed.com
19 Brookline St
Cambridge, MA 02139

I worked with David at Reviewed.com from 2008 to 2012. He oversaw the overall editorial output of the company, running the existing sites and taking over the management of new sites after my team had launched them.

Rich Brown – Executive Editor, CNET (CBS Interactive)

Rich.Brown@cbsinteractive.com

CNet
9920 Corporate Campus Drive
Louisville, KY, 40223

I have worked with Rich for several years in his role as the executive editor at CNET Appliances, where I write the Appliance Science column and other content.

All references have agreed to be contacted, and are aware of my seeking employment.