About me

This site belongs to John Morrish, writer and editor. I have been a journalist since 1980 and in that time I have worked on and written for many magazines and newspapers in the UK. I was editor of Time Out in London, a commissioning editor on the Telegraph Magazine and sole sub-editor on Private Eye.

One of my special interests is the English language. I have published two books on that theme, Frantic Semantics and More Frantic Semantics.

I write columns on interesting words in Management Today and The Tablet, for whom I am also television critic. My book on editorship, Magazine Editing, is currently in its third edition.

In recent years I have spent a lot of my time editing music books for Jawbone Press, including biographies, instrument tutors and handbooks. Last year I edited Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC, written by Andy Partridge and Todd Bernhardt. But I am always interested in journalistic work. I can be contacted by telephone (01242 693385) or by email: mail@johnmorrish.com.

Outside of work I am webmaster for Cheltenham Film Society and serve on the film selection panel. I also watch Cheltenham Town Football Club, which can be as much penance as pleasure.

My CV can be downloaded as a PDF or a Word document.