Shaun photoI’m an immoderately professional writer and consummately professional quality assurance worker who has been living in Brighton & Hove for over a decade. I previously lived in Essex, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire; my accent reflects this geographic milieu.

Over the past decade I’ve written a lot of short stories (plus a few unfinished novels, just like everybody else), hundreds of book reviews, hundreds more album and EP reviews, and tens of thousands of words on video games. Some of this writing has been published via Micro Mart, Rock Paper Shotgun, Kill Screen Online, Memory Insufficient, Vector, The Dreaded Press, SF Crowsnest, The Fix Online, T3A Space, Electron Dance, Yet Another Book Review, Re/Action, Shadowed Realms and How To Do Everything in Minecraft. I have run, edited and written for Arcadian Rhythms, a non-commercial games site and podcast, since 2011.

I’ve worked in games / software testing and QA management over the same decade, from battering beta code in the testing trenches to test, project and operational management at various levels. You won’t find me writing too much about such work on here, because (1) confidentiality and (2) it’s honestly not remotely interesting to anyone who’s not in the same business. My LinkedIn profile has the lowdown on this side of my career.

Alongside my writing and QA work I’ve also provided occasional services such as line editing books and proofreading academic essays (undergrad to PhD level). If you’d like to discuss work, whether writing, testing or proofing, drop me a line.

I enjoy whiskey more than is healthy and played in a band called Wrecktheplacefantastic for six years, although we’re currently on an extended hiatus. These facts bear little relation to each other but I figure if you’re reading this you want to know a little about me. I make good Yorkshire puddings.

(The name Nostagia For Infinity is taken from a spaceship in an Alastair Reynolds novel. It’s a good book.)

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