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    Blog Management

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    It’s common practice these days for business owners to hire someone to install a customize a blog, only to let the finished product languish as the struggle to create new content is realized.
    My solution is to provide, not just a blog installation and setup service, but also ongoing management and blog post creation.
    For more information [...]

  • Ghostwriting Service

    Ghostwriting Service

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    Writing on someone else’s behalf is a privilege I take very seriously.
    The first step is to collate the client’s store of knowledge through email exchanges, telephone conversations, or seminar transcripts.
    After that I study the client’s existing content (video, blog posts, emails, etc.) to get a sense of their style and speech patterns.
    After writing the article, [...]

  • Digital Publishing (Apple, Kindle, Android)

    Digital Publishing (Apple, Kindle, Android)

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    I don’t like to say “no” to a client.
    So when I was asked if I could arrange for MDC to appear on the Amazon Kindle and Apple Newsstands, despite having no experience in this area, I said…
    “I’ll see what I can do.”
    Just over two months later, the Kindle version of MDC appeared on the Amazon [...]

  • Magazine Production and Management

    Magazine Production and Management

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    Producing a magazine is easy.
    Producing a new magazine every month, from scratch, and to the same high standard as your first issue . . .
    That’s much more difficult.
    When I first became involved with MDC, the magazine was produced entirely in-house and was taking up time and resources that needed to be focused elsewhere.  After a [...]

  • Product Creation Service

    Product Creation Service

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    If you’ve ever tried your hand at outsourcing then you’d be forgiven for wondering what the fuss is about.
    Although it’s often described as a productivity solution that will free up your time for more important things, the reality is usually a time sucking headache as you struggle to find reliable suppliers and effectively co-ordinate their [...]

  • Should I Hire a Professional Writer?

    Should I Hire a Professional Writer?

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    Elance and the like are full of people who want to hire English-speaking, University-educated, highly-verbose, lightning-fast, professional writers… for $0.01 per word.
    Writers, who preferably, also have hands-on experience in some niche skill, with which they could earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, but that they’ve given up to pursue a career in writing [...]

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Interview with Noah St. John, author of The Book of Afformations

Interview with Noah St. John, author of The Book of Afformations

• October 29, 2013 • Comments (0)

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I’ve always been a little dismissive of affirmation-based self-help advice but after interviewing Noah about his new work, The Book of Afformations (the typo is deliberate) I have to admit to being more than a little curious.
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David: Noah, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about your book. Let’s start off [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part five)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part five)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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My Father and I set off for Snowdon, our final destination.
I felt sick, exhausted and seemed to be hurting in every part of my legs, ankles and feet.
I needed to change my socks and get some arnica gel going but for a little while all I could do was sit [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part four)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part four)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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If you’ve ever been in the middle of nowhere at night, when there are no street lights, no city lights, and no nearby houses, then you’ll have an appreciation for how dark the mountain was. Scafell Pike is tucked away in the southern end of the Lake District and it’s [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part three)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part three)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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Having navigated the first mountain in a time beyond my wildest expectations I was keen to call Leanne and tell her the good news. She was very encouraging but in her typically honest fashion, after I moaned about the pain in my feet and legs, she responded with “You’ve got [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part two)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part two)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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The Ben Nevis trail, starting from the youth centre, is flat for about 100 yards and then it makes a sharp zigzag rise until it meets up with the more gradual trail that began at the main car park. The all-knowing information board estimates 40 minutes of walking to get [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part one)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part one)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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23 hours and 8 minutes…
Numbers I’ll never forget.
And numbers I’ll never get tired of saying.
So, yes, it went pretty well. No exaggeration to say that it was a memory I’ll have for the rest of my life.
But, since memories fade, I figured it would be a good idea to write down as much of the [...]

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Three Peaks – Two Weeks to go…

Three Peaks – Two Weeks to go…

• May 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

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The forecast for Snowdon yesterday was heavy rain and gales so I’ve decided to postpone my test run of this peak until next week.
It’s only two weeks until the real thing and I’m very aware that if the conditions are similar on the day then I may not be able to complete the course – [...]

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Three Peaks Disaster!

Three Peaks Disaster!

• April 20, 2013 • Comments (0)

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There are so many elements that must come together to make a successful National Three Peaks challenge that it’s inevitable that some unexpected problems will occur.
I expected setbacks in training, equipment snafus, logisitical mistakes…
But I didn’t forsee my partner needing to pull out, less than two months before the event.
To cap it off, my other [...]

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Scafell Pike Test (Video)

Scafell Pike Test (Video)

• April 20, 2013 • Comments (0)

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Scafell Pike Test

Scafell Pike Test

• March 21, 2013 • Comments (0)

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I spent much of the day before the “Scafell Pike Test” playing with my new equipment and trying to get my head around how the GPS worked.
I downloaded a .gpx file of the route from a random site but, nervous that it might not be reputable, I tried purchasing one from a site. Which turned [...]

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