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nDash Writer Profile for Barclay Ballard


Freelance writer/editor/copywriter (Self Employed)

About Me

After graduating with a degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick and spending some time working in marketing, I decided to follow my passion for writing. So far I have worked as a journalist in the technology industry, as a copywriter covering everything from sport to finance, and as the managing editor for a UK-based website.

With more than two years’ experience as a freelance writer, I have covered a broad range of topics and writing styles so far, but I am always willing to learn more and forge successful partnerships with new clients. 

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My Writing Samples

The rise of the sharing economy

The sharing economy has been highly disruptive for many traditional industries, but it has also driven entrepreneurialism. Even though it has the potential to further disturb traditional businesses, the labour market, and even long-held economic principles, the sharing economy looks like it’s here to stay.


6 Nations 2016: How data is paving the way for sporting success

At the highest levels of sport, the finest margins can mean the difference between success and failure, driving teams to hunt for any competitive edge possible. Increasingly, data is providing this edge, giving coaches and players access to greater insights into match day performance.


How the cloud lets us share our life-changing experiences

It was not that long ago that intrepid adventurers took off into the unknown, well aware that the next time they made contact with their loved ones would be upon their return. The isolation and anxiety that followed was an accepted part of the journey. Communication has not always been as pervasive as it is today.


Southampton and Portsmouth – Ups and Downs on England's South Coast

The 24th of April marks 10 years since the last match between Portsmouth and Southampton took place in the top-flight of English football. In the decade that’s passed since Portsmouth won 4-1 that day, both teams have experienced their share of ups and downs, but the current situation of the two clubs couldn’t be more different.


Passive Wi-Fi could solve IoT power problems

Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have created a new Passive Wi-Fi system that consumes 10,000 times less power than conventional Wi-Fi and 1,000 times less than existing energy efficient methods, such as Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). This could be good news for IoT.



Freelance writer/editor/copywriter

As a freelance writer, editor and copywriter I have worked with a number of clients across a variety of brands. My projects have touched on the following topics: technology, sport, environmental issues, recruitment, home improvement, travel and recruitment.

Company: Self Employed

I worked there from 8/2016 until now

Managing Editor

During my time as managing editor of Compare the Cloud I was responsible for the website's content, including news pieces, feature articles and video interviews. As well as editing articles written by others, I also wrote many pieces myself, including ghostwriting articles for Dell, IBM and other technology firms.

Company: Compare the Cloud

I worked there from 3/2016 until 8/2016

Freelance Journalist

As a freelance journalist for IT Pro Portal, I was responsible for news and feature articles, as well as sourcing stories and carrying out interviews.

Company: IT Pro Portal

I worked there from 6/2014 until 3/2016

Content I Write