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Bill Thomson

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Full name Bill Thomson
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
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Maritime (mainly technical); Power Generation; France and French life - particularly property and working in France. With experience in both consumer and trade journalism, and having trained as a technical author/publisher I can produce clear, concise, readable copy, in a style tailored to a particular readership or market sector.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Photography
Last updated 06-10-2014 14:23


Currently editor of The Motor Ship. Have been on staff of Motor Boat & Yachting, The Motor Ship (before - back in the 1980s), Have also been editor of Safety at Sea International, Marine Propulsion, Small Ships, Ship & Boat Intl and Worldwide Independent Power. Also written for various other titles, such as The Naval Architect, Motorboats Monthly, Lloyd's List, Maritime Journal.

I live in both England and France, so am able (and keen) to contribute material on French property and lifestyle, particularly the practicalities of working in, and commuting between, the two countries. The honest, gritty, stuff, not the glossy rose-tinted lifetyle material you find elsewhere. France is a great place to retire to if you have a good pension (preferably protected against exchange rates). However if you want to work there it's a different story; it can pan out well if you do your homework and understand that France is NOT England with cheap booze. But all too many British get the sums wrong and fail.

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