Freelance profile

Jonathan PD Buckley

Journalist with some 25 years experience in trade and consumer magazines, corporate communications and more recently blogging. Subjects: profiles, topical features, 'how to' articles, case studies, white papers, reports and websites. Interests: Lidos, outdoor swimming, Zen, haiku, folk blues, the Information Age, personal and organisational development.

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Contact details:

Street: 215 Pullman Court
Town: Streatham Hill
Postcode: SW2 4TA
Region/nation: London
Country: United Kingdom
Also find me on: LinkedInTwittersoundcloud
Mobile: 07985575261


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Feature writerRates: Print media
Book writerRates: Print media - writing books
Subeditor or editorRates: Sub-editing
Public RelationsRates: PR
Online journalismRates: Online/writing
PhotographerRates: Photography
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  • Business and commerce
  • Technology
  • Health and fitness
  • Offbeat

Major clients:

  • InBusiness Magazine (Cass Business School)
  • OgilvyOne (Website Copywriting)
  • Lexis Nexis (Legal business features)
  • Regeneration Magazine
  • Positive Health

Profile last updated: 2015-03-10 13:20:11

Extra information:


Compelling content creation and strategic communications using the skills of the journalist, PR consultant and marketer. Well versed in social media and use of WordPress blogging platform. International experience, agency and in-house. French and German speaker.

Job history

2013-2015: Freelance Consultant

2011-2013: Account Director, Say Communications

2007-2011: Communications Manager for Europe & Emerging Markets, Cisco Systems

2006-2007: Freelance Copy Writer, OgilvyOne, Lexis Nexis, others

2004-2005: Founder and Director, Circle Communications

2002-2004: Account Director, Beattie Media

1996-2002: Account Director, Weber Shandwick (Charles Barker BSMG Worldwide)

1989-1995: Director, Hyde Public Relations

1981-1989: Corporate Publications Editor, Hawker Siddeley Group plc                

1980-1981: Journalist, Metal Bulletin


Key skills and achievements

Strategic content creation ranging from simple blog posts through to complete websites, published research reports, industry brochures, multilingual newsletters, tender documents, business pitches. Clients range from large corporations such as Dow Europe, IBM, Cisco, Intel, Pitney Bowes, through to agencies such as 3 Monkeys, Say Communications and William Murray. Association of Communications in Business award-winner, IPR Sword of Excellence, PR Week nomination.



·         Brand positioning: RSA Executive Search ‘Women on Boards’ research report on gender imbalance in the boardroom. Report and by-line article writing, video and infographic briefs.

·         Industry marketing: B2B editorial and copy writing for Pitney Bowes Software including blog posts, white papers and industry brochures that built credibility in key target markets.

·         Corporate: Swiss Biotech Annual Report. Native English editing and proofing for the contributions written by senior Swiss executives in the various national industry associations.

·         Thought leadership: The Virtual Ballot Box: A Survey of Digital Democracy in Europe. Research, report and promotion to build IBM public sector profile in key European trade and national press.



·         Cool Swimming is a book about cold water swimming that I completed in January. It comprises a research report into wellbeing that I devised and wrote up, a potted history of cold water therapy, and tips on winter swimming. Published to coincide with the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships 2015, it was promoted using infographics, twitter, ThingLink and blogs.



German and English Combined Honours Degree, Southampton University. A levels: English, French and German. Nine O levels. MAIE diploma from Association of Communicators in Business.




French and German speaker, photographer, swimmer, guitar player and song writer. Parent, bicycle rider, Zen sitter.  More at


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