Martin P Wilson, biography

Freelance Writer and Photographer

Martin has a passion for knowledge, ideas and intellectual pursuit that gives him an impressive ability to assimilate and understand new and complex knowledge and ideas. As a result he is able to engage with specialists and academics as an intellectual equal. He can make connections and present that knowledge with an enthusiasm and clarity that also makes him an enthusiastic and inspiring writer, teacher, mentor and speaker.

Career

  • 1972-to date   Writer and Photographer, Journalist
  • 2015-16 Relaunched career as a freelance journalist, both photography and writing
  • since 2008 Writing for the web. More than 300 articles for web sites on travel, books, food, business, photography and more. Also articles and photographs foir various magazines and major newspapers.
  • 1976-2013 Business Change Programme Director and IT Director, Management Consultant
  • Martin started off as a programmer in 1976 and quickly developed into technical trouble shooting roles on major projects. He soon became increasingly involved with project and programme management. Martin had spells working in Amsterdam and for a global Finnnish company, Telia Sonera. By the latter stages of his IT career he was working as Director of major organisations (Police IT Organisation) or as Programme Director for huge (typically £200-400million) government projects. 
  • 1997 Book: Creating and Developing a Consultancy Practice, Oak Tree Press
  • 1996 Book: The Information Edge, IMgt/Pitman (later Pearson)
  • 1995 Book: Choosing and Using Consultants, Imgt/Pitman (later Pearson)
  • 1994 Columnist: Your Business (monthly)
  • 1972-1976 Freelance Sports Photographer and Writer

Subject Areas

Martin writes on a wide range of subjects and can also illustrate his articles with his own photography and illustration.

  • Food and Drink
  • Travel and motorhoming
  • Cars, Classic Cars and Motoring
  • Entrepreneurism and Small Business
  • Self-improvement, lifestyle coaching
  • Photography
  • Technology & Popular Science
  • Business and Management
  • Sport
  • Books

Martin started out as a full-time sports photographer and writer. After a long and successful career in IT and management consultancy he has now returned full time to journalism, both writing and photography. He continue his editorial stock photography to support his writing but his output is increasingly wide ranging, focussing on his diverse interests including photography, business, motoring and travel (especially by motorhome).

Publications

Writing (including words & pictures)

Photographs

Books

  • Choosing and Using Consultants, Institute of Management/ Pitman, 1995
  • The Information Edge, Pitman, 1996; Chinese language edition 2000
  • Creating and Developing a Consultancy Practice, Oak Tree Press, 1997 (Book of the Month, Management Consultancy magazine)

Articles and Reports

  • Practical Motorhome
  • Police Product Insight
  • Professional Photographer
  • European Government Journal
  • Yachts and Yachting
  • Horse and Hound
  • Nottingham Evening Post
  • Computing
  • Your Business (monthly column)
  • Suite101.com
  • Practical Computing
  • Master Digital Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • 35mm Photographer
  • Bureau of Freelance Photographers Market Newsletter
  • Yoga Magazine

Other Contributions

  • Financial Times
  • Management Today
  • The European
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Computer Weekly
  • Aviso
  • Management Consultancy magazine

 

Photography

  • Practical Motorhome
  • Bild de Sport (Germany)
  • The Guardian
  • The Independent
  • The Times
  • ITV
  • Der Spiegel (Germany)
  • Newsday (USA)
  • Country Walking
  • Dorling Kindersley
  • Runner's World
  • Yachts and Yachting
  • Horse and Hound
  • Lightbox (BAPLA)
  • Nottingham Evening Post
  • Managing Information Strategies
  • Health Services Journal
  • Midland Mainline To... magazine
  • Guiding Magazine
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Master Digital Photographer
  • 35mm Photographer
  • Many private clients
  • Many commercial clients
  • Many other publications worldwide

 

 

Education & Professional Memberships

BA (Hons), Mathematics, Physics, Open University

Member, National Union of Journalists

Member, Society of Authors

Licentiate, Royal Photographic Society (LRPS)

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