Regular contributor to: Editorial:

Building magazine
RIBA Journal
United Business Media Conferences
Modus (magazine of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
Architect's Datafile
Construction Manager
Building Design magazine
Onoffice magazine
25 Beautiful Homes
Good Homes

Corporate:
National House Building Council's Training Times
Pinsent Masons LLP (international law firm)
Appleyards (consultancy)
Sernas (local builder)
DSM Life Sciences and Materials
Travis Perkins (national builders' merchant)

Other information: A former Building magazine staff writer with detailed construction, sustainability and architecture knowledge, I recently spent nine months as a communications manager for Willmott Dixon Ltd. where I was in charge of the sustainability sections of the web site, wrote numerous profiles, edited board papers and drafted the 60-page Sustainability Review.

I have also been on-staff at onoffice and FX magazines.

I love sharing my experience, sharp writing style and excellent observational eye with editors and corporate clients.

Since I founded my own company, I have continued to work with former employers and expanded the list of magazines in which I've had commissions to include 25 Beautiful Homes and Good Homes. I've written a technical project piece for Construction Manager and now carry out regular shifts on the news desk.

And I organised speakers and topics for UBM's online conference, Infrastructure Now. The virtual event drew 1,500 registrants and 450 live attendees with an average dwell time of over three hours.

On the corporate side, I have done a lot of work for Travis Perkins, including writing press releases, by-lined articles, award entries and web pages, including an article about the benefits of PFI from the point of view of the facilities management industry.

I have put together the first of a recurring quarterly training newsletter for the UK's main provider of housing warranty and insurance, the National House Building Council.

I have written a brochure for international law firm, Pinsent Masons.

I have produced several web sites on topics as broad as bullet-resistant material, non-reflective glass and salmonella testing for Holland's third-largest company, chemist, DSM, which demonstrate my ability to turn highly technical and very advanced scientific info into prose that really communicates a product's value to a customer base. My efforts here also tend towards project management due to the large number of information needed and interviews conducted.

Links to my work:
Copywriting

Newsletter, Newby Teas

Article about heraldic teaware, Newby Journal

Recipe, Newby Teas

Ad copy and online call-to-action, Newby Teas

Wide-ranging site section intro, Newby Teas

Quality submission, main contractor

Self-penned guide to construction marketing

Houghton PCC: The UK's first BREEAM Outstanding healtcare facility, Willmott Dixon

Case study: LEED Measurement and Verification, Casey Middle School, Colorado - IES Consulting

Bridport House case study, Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon Group Sustainable Development Review, 2012, 56-pages

Journalism

Theatre show preview and interview, Nude Mole Magazine

Surveyors in Space!, Modus (RICS) Magazine.

Wonders and blunders with Esther Rantzen, Building

Australia Focus, Infoworks, Laing O'Rourke magazine

Syringe Benefits, OnOffice

DSM Stanyl gears for automotive applications

A time for action? Energy policy consultation, Building

Passivhaus: Cosy or costly?, Building

Perfidious Weymouth: Portland's 2012 Olympic sailing story, Building

http://www.onofficemagazine.com/component/k2/item/120-legal-niceties "> Legal Niceties, OnOffice

Despina Katsikakis, Death of Architecture? OnOffice

Telephone: 07717501254

Mobile: 07717 501 254

Email: michael@takooba.co.uk

Location:
London
Greater London
United Kingdom