Authors and Contributors

Adrian Willings

Adrian Willings

Adrian has been a tech enthusiast since the 90s with a particular passion for gaming that developed thanks to his first gaming outings on Pong, Zork and Space Invaders. In the years that followed he dabbled in various games consoles and personal computers starting with the humble Commodore 64 before moving to Sega Mega Drive, Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2 and then into the world of PC gaming. His gaming outings online in the days of dial-up modems included Command and Conquer and Battlefield 2 before he found the joys of gaming communities and started Enemy Boat Spotted over 10 years ago. Over the years, Adrian's passion for technology has grown. He has built multiple gaming PCs by hand, and equipped his home with a variety of smart devices. He has been writing about tech and gadgets for the last few years and enjoys sharing that passion with anyone that will listen. Adrian is currently obsessed with Virtual Reality and is excited to see the future that holds for all of us.

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Amy Trombetta

Amy Trombetta

Amy has been a sales executive for more than 20 years, during which time she has amassed more than $5 million in sales for her Fortune 500 clients. Before starting with Wright’s Media, Amy spent 7 years working as the lead sales representative for Interep, a national spot radio representation. Her experience in corporate sales, with a specialization in technology has led Amy to raise the bar for sales performance. Amy received her bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University and is currently leveraging her high-tech background at Wright’s Media where she serves as the sales lead for most of their technology publications. As one of Amy’s top clients, Pocket-lint leads the way in helping companies leverage editorial content for marketing and brand awareness. For more information on using Pocket-lint online content please contact Amy for a customized licensing package atrombetta@wrightsmedia.com.

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Britta O'Boyle

Britta O'Boyle

Britta has been part of the Pocket-lint team for five years, starting as a contributing editor before working her way up into the features editor chair. You’ll often see her name on some of our biggest features, including many of the versus articles and the rumour round ups, but she is also responsible for ensuring all the other great features from other members of the team cover off everything you might want to know about. Previous to joining the tech industry, Britta worked within interior magazines, covering the smart home and smart appliances before many knew what they were or what they entailed. Throughout her journalist career, Britta has travelled the world in search of a good story, while her dedication to delivering thorough reviews has seen her climb three mountains in 24 hours to test the accuracy of the 10 fitness trackers she was wearing. Britta has a first class honours degree in Fashion Journalism from London College of Fashion, during which she gained experience from both GQ and the Daily Telegraph, while also learning the importance of good design whether that be clothing or a smartwatch. Her free time is mostly taken up by her baby daughter these days, but she absolutely adores travelling, food and great shoes. You’ll never find her without her rose gold Fitbit on, desperately seeking 12,000 steps a day so she can justify the extra bar of chocolate.

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Shane Mac Donnchaidh

Shane Mac Donnchaidh

Shane Mac Donnchaidh has published a wide range of fiction and nonfiction work. In a previous incarnation, Shane worked as a university lecturer and international school principal and he has spent the last 15 years travelling and working throughout Europe and Asia. He currently works as a freelance writer and education consultant. In his spare time, he trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and practices Buteyko breathing. Originally from Ireland, Shane currently lives with his wife in Sines, Portugal.

 

Other works:

Non Fiction

Archive of Language Learning Articles:

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/author/shanemacdonnchaidh/

 

Teaching Articles

http://www.literacyideas.com/teaching-visual-texts-in-the-classroom/

http://www.literacyideas.com/teaching-inference/

 

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Khadija Sharife

Khadija Sharife

 

 

 

 

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Khadija Sharife is an internationally published author and journalist. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including ForbesThe EconomistAl JazeeraForeign PolicyBBC, and others.

Sharife has been the Southern Africa correspondent for The Africa Report magazine, assistant Africa editor of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, and co-author of Tax Us If You Can.

She was a visiting scholar at the Center for Civil Society (CCS) (2011) based in South Africa, fellow at the World Policy Institute, and coordinated the Africa branch of the European Union-funded Environmental Trade and Liabilities (EJOLT) project.

 

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swayr team

swayr team

The swayr team are a team of journalists/media professsionals with over 40 years of combined experience in the media and publishing industry. We some times edit or add to the content on swayr to help the authors out. Our experience comes from working at publications including: The Guardian, Fox, HuffPost and Haymarket

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The Faceless People

The Faceless People

The Faceless People of swayr are real life individuals who contribute to our community to be able to give you an in the moment perspective. They have experienced the things we discuss in our articles and understand the pains first hand. We often use actors images to replace the profile pictures and help keep our contributors identifies safe. The Faceless People want to give an account of the things they experience without the worry of giving up their identity. 

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Fatimah Behin

Fatimah Behin

Fatimah is a law student with an academic background in Psychology from the University of South Africa and a national diploma in Exercise Science and Nutrition from the Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals. Fatimah currently works as a freelance (or ghost) writer, legal reviewer/paralegal assistant and editor during her student years, and plans to specialise in Environmental Law and Animal Welfare. Her work as a writer and editor takes her across many genres of work, from redlining and reviewing reports for Lumina Analytics to drafting legal summaries. She has worked as a researcher for notable author and journalist, Khadija Sharife, and has ghostwritten several books, including a children's series soon to be featured on Amazon.com Kindle store.

 

Squeezing Economy for all its Worth

Treasure Hunter - Skeleton Coast

A Brief History of the English Language

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Kate Egan

Kate Egan

Kate is an experienced communications & marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working across varied industries.

Kate has been writing professionally for a number of years, with an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications. Kate has a strong interest in social issues which are often complex and controversial.

Based in Australia, she has the opportunity to work remotely on projects all across the world, with rarely two writing tasks the same.

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Julie Victoria Jones (J.V.Jones)

Julie Victoria Jones (J.V.Jones)

Julie (J.V.Jones) is a USA Today Bestselling writer and is passionate about social issues affecting the world. 

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Rebecca Falconer

Rebecca Falconer

Rebecca is an experienced freelance British-Australian journalist and reporter with a passion for bringing under-reported stories to international attention. She covers general news, geopolitical, environmental and social justice. Her work has been featured in titles including the Guardian, HuffPost, Yahoo, Al Jazeera, the International Business Times (UK and Australia), The Sydney Morning Herald, Stuff.co.nz and more.

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Andrew Klavan

Andrew Klavan

Andrew Klavan is an American writer, political commentator and Swayr guest contributor. Klavan has been nominated for the Edgar Award five times and has won twice. He hosts "The Andrew Klavan Show" podcast on The Daily Wire. Andrew has a strong following on 'the right' and is a known associate of Ben Shapiro.

Andrew is a writer of crime and suspense novels. Dubbed by Stephen King "the most original American novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich"

 

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Layla Saad

Layla Saad

Layla Saad is a writer, speaker, racial justice advocate and Swayr guest contributor. Laylas work explores the intersections of race, spirituality, feminism & leadership. Layla is the author of Me And White Supremacy Workbook (2018), and the host ofGood Ancestor Podcast.

Layla’s work is driven by a powerful desire to become a ‘good ancestor’; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation, especially for black girls and black women. Layla’s work centers her experience as a person who is Black, Muslim & Woman.

 

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Prof. Dr. Nina Lykke

Prof. Dr. Nina Lykke

Nina Lykke is professor of Gender Studies at Linköping University, Sweden and Swayr guest contributor.  

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  • Director of an international Centre of Gender Excellence, GEXcel
  • Scientific leader of a Nordic and a Swedish-International Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
  • Managing director of AOIFE (Association of Institutions of Feminist Education and Research in Europe)
  • Member of the lead-team of the European thematic network in Womens Studies, Athena
  • Associate editor of the European Journal of Womens Studies and advisor for several other scholarly feminist journals
  • Managing co-editor (together with Jeff Hearn) of the book series Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality.

Nina's work:

  • Lykke, Nina; Braidotti, Rosi (1996). Between monsters, goddesses, and cyborgs: feminist confrontations with science, medicine, and cyberspace. London Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, USA: Zed Books.
  • Lykke, Nina; Smelik, Anneke (2008). Bits of life: feminism at the intersections of media, bioscience, and technology. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
  • Lykke, Nina (2010). Feminist studies: a guide to intersectional theory, methodology and writing. New York, New York: Routledge.
  • Lykke, Nina; Buikema, Rosemarie; Griffin, Gabriele (2011). Theories and methodologies in postgraduate feminist research: researching differently. New York, New York: Routledge.
  • Lykke, Nina (2014). Writing academic texts differently: intersectional feminist methodologies and the playful art of writing. New York/London: Routledge.
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Dr Kate Just

Dr Kate Just

Dr Kate Just, is an artist, feminist and Swayr guest contributor. 

Dr Kate Just is an award-winning contemporary artist and academic who has worked extensively with representations of the body, feminism, and queer arts theory and practice.

"I'm driven by the feminism and social justice in my art and life"

Just has been the recipient of over forty grants, prizes, fellowships, awards and residencies. She has received grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria and was the winner of the 2007 Seimen’s Prize, the 2013 British Council Realise Your Dream Award, the 2014 Rupert Bunny Visual Art Fellowship, and the 2015 Wangaratta Textile Prize.

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