TREVOR CLAWSON Journalist, editor, musician
CAREER TO DATE
I got my break into journalism in the late 1990s when I was offered the chance to edit a business news teletext service for BBC World television. The service was produced by an independent production company - Intelfax.
It was around that time that I also began to write features on the internet as a business tool. It was a lucrative freelance market. The dot com bubble was expanding rapidly, retailers were rushing to grab a piece of the online action and the shelves of newsagents were bulging with net-related publications. I wrote regularly for Internet Works, Internet World, Internet Business and IT Week. Eventually, I joined e.Business magazine as a staff writer and was promoted to editor a few months later.
E.business didn't survive the painful implosion of the dot com bubble and I went on to freelance full time. It was an exciting time. There was still a huge amount of interest in online business strategies and I was able to get my work into the nationals - namely the Guardian, Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday - for the first time.
However, I began to build on my specialist subjects to include fast growth business, management, HR and corporate finance and pensions regulation. Thanks to a two year spell editing PLC Director magazine I also became something of an expert on corporate governance.
Today, I write regularly for Forbes.com and for a range of magazines and newspapers. In addition, I have broad experience of customer publishing and content marketing. My work in this firled includes editing publications for blue chip customers, blogging and feature writing.
As an author, I edit and write
business books, including: How to Grow Your Business ( co edited
with David Lester), Business the Jamie
Oliver way (Wiley), Business the Simon Cowell Way (Wiley) and How to Grow Your Business Overseas (Crimson).