Frederick O'Brien

Master of no trades

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NCTJ qualified journalist and copywriter. Experiences include running editorial at a hyperlocal magazine in east London, co-leading a sustainable development expedition in Nepal, and mucking out horse stables in Hertfordshire.

Smashing Magazine

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Roman Road LDN

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New Scientist

The Quietus

Reader's Digest UK

Citizen Obsessed

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I and two friends run a music webzine called Audioxide as a hobby. We review an album a week and write the occasional article. We've reviewed more than 200 albums since starting in 2015. My average score is comfortably the lowest.

The Whale-Lines

I run a fake news paper called The Whale-Lines. It's a highly unsophisticated static site coded by me and hosted on Netlify. I hope one day to distribute physical copies on Speakers' Corner while being pelted with rotten vegetables.

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