About

Hi, I’m James, a freelance writer from London, UK.

I’ve been writing full-time since 2016, when I was fortunate enough to get a staff writing position with the technology website MUO.com (formerly MakeUseOf), where I primarily cover digital security, privacy, and technology explainers.  

Since being with MUO, I have attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Black Hat Europe, and IFA Berlin 2019. In January 2019, I became the site’s Buyer’s Guides Editor.

I graduated from the University of Surrey with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering. In 2013 I became ill with a chronic illness called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS). I write about it over at PoTS Jots.

Back in 2014, I began meditating and haven’t missed a day since. Mindfulness is now a large part of my life. I have written in the past about mental health, its interaction with technology, and volunteer for the suicide prevention charity, Samaritans.

Thanks for stopping. Comments are open all around the site, so if you want to get in touch, please do! Alternatively, you can catch me over on Twitter.