This a full list of my publication and writing,
organised by publisher. I have also reorganised it in special pages
on Technical Writing, Translation,
User-friendly Work, and Publicity
- Margraf Publications. I have often worked
for Verlag Margraf (Scientific Books), Muhlstrasse 9, Postfach
105, Weikersheim, Germany, beginning in 1988. The main work for
them was as follows:-
a) The Cultivated Plants of the Tropics and Subtropics,
by Prof. Sigmund Rehm and Dr Gustav Espig. This was a translation
from German of a 400 page treatise, with botanical and cultivation
information of all the major food and commercial plants.
b) Hot Water from the Sun. The original document was written
as a series of experiments using an 'artificial sun' for testing
different designs of solar panels using materials locally and
cheaply available in developing countries. I reorganised the raw
data so that useful information would be accessible to technicians
in the developing countries, e.g. coconut fibre may be 2% less
efficient as an insulator than fibre glass for the back of a solar
panel, but this may be very cheap, and so make good economics.
(the original text was in English)
c) Colossoma - the salmon of the Amazon. This species was
very difficult to rear commercially. Eventually a team of Hungarian
scientists worked out how to do it, and wrote this book in English.
I did the few text corrections needed.
d) Micro-Hydro Power Newsletter. This was established by
a German charity to link groups around the world working in this
field (e.g. in Tibet, the Andes, Kenya) and to encourage technical
collaboration directly between these groups rather than through
European consultants. I did text corrections for several issues,
especially where foreigners were attempting to write in English
e) Rainwater Collection Systems. This is a CD-ROM for Margraf Publishing, where I have done text correction and
editing of the text for an audio-visual slide show and numerous
introductory articles and case studies by a variety of authors,
all on rainwater collection systems. The CD also includes the
Conference Papers from the 9th and 10th International Conferences
on Rainwater Catchment Systems
f) Schmitter Catalogue. Schmitter are a major
manufacturer of hydraulic components for use in industry and on
vehicles fitted with cranes, tippers and rams. I am translating
their catalogue from German to English, as part of their ongoing
expansion into the international market.
- The Findhorn Press. Together with a friend (Karin Werner), we translated
"Elementals and Nature Spirits" by Marko Pogacnic,
which was originally written in Slovenian, then translated into
German, and we translated the German version into English (with
my own share of the work mostly on the English text). This book
has been quite successful, and has now gone to a second edition.
- Union of International Associations. I produced a report on the Image, Visibility and
Marketing of the UIA, which will be adapted here in the future
"Organisational Studies" section of this site
- Henry Butcher + Co. I worked as a project manager for this firm of
industrial auctioneers for the last 7 years. My writing here included
auction catalogues, flysheets and advertising copy - the catalogue
descriptions must be especially clear and unambiguous. I specialised
in computer, video, audio and electronic equipment, and built
up good networks of contacts in these fields who could give me
technical and market advise.
- Epsom Common Association. I was chair of this group from 1994 to 2001. This
has involved writing 3 newsletters a year for an audience of approximately
400 members, mostly in the local area. I also wrote the new 'aims
and goals' document, publicity materials, and all letters, etc.
for the Association.
- GKN (South Wales) Ltd., Cardiff. Major new
plant was commissioned during my time there, including high speed
rod mill and continuous cast steel-making plant, and extensive
trials were done on these new materials. Written and verbal reports
were done on all of these trials, written for the plant managers
and senior quality staff, and many other reports on process improvements
- Web Site Authoring. As you can see, I am very good at this !! I am
interested in website management and design work
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