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John McGarrity

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Full name John McGarrity
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

E-commerce, mobile and wireless communications, semiconductors, general business and finance

Editorial work News writing, Features writing
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09


I am a freelance journalist specialising in business writing on
the following subjects: E-commerce, mobile communications,
semiconductors, foreign investment, M&A, world trade and oil
and gas. I am also a specialist on business, economics and
politics in Ireland.

Since July 2000 I have been an assitant editor with Platts Metals, a commodities newswire service/newsletter covering the metals and mining industry.

My duties include news and feature writing, sub-editing, research and developing coverage in new markets, managing freelancers, commissioning stringer copy, layout and production on newsletters, liasing with web-editors on content and presentation

I have covered the following industries, issues: Company news, labour relations, environmental issues, financial markets including equities and foreign exchange, downstream sectors such as the automotive, aerospace, electronics industries.

Prior to working for Platts, I have worked full time for Corporate
Location Magazine and website (foreign investment in E-commerce, semiconductors, automotives and high tech maunfacturing), and freelanced for Energy24.com (oil and gas). In Ireland, I completeted a six-week placement with the Sunday Business Post (general business,
E-commerce, computer hardware).

I have an NCTJ certificate and University of Ulster diploma (both
1999) in the following modules: News writing, shorthand, law
and public affairs.

At Euromoney Institutional Investor (owner of Corporate
Location) I passed courses in advanced editorial, news writing,
feature writing, financial markets and sub-editing.

I also have a Key Training (London) certificate in Basic Quark
Xpress skills.

I am also proficient in the following computer packages: Word,
Excel and powerpoint

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