The freelance nature of my work can take me wide and far, and I've really enjoyed an unusual commission that I've just completed.
For the last two days I've been 'live event blogging' at the English Heritage Your Place or Mine? conference; the aim being to produce an almost real-time recorded sequence of the programme in the form of a blog, to enable those who were following the conference from afar to keep up to date with it.
So, much of the writing you'll see on the Your Place or Mine? site over the 2nd and 3rd November is my work; written recordings of the conference, obviously kept short to be compatible with the blog-style. I was really struck by what an 'interactive' piece of work I was doing, not something experience normally in the world of feature writing.
There were others involved, such as someone doing short interviews for sound files, and a photographer producing the pictures for the site. I was working alongside Matt O'Neill, whose company Activ Media commissioned me, and I passed him the document files I'd written as soon as a session was over, which he would then upload to the blog.
Although there were a few technical hitches on the first day, the second was as smooth as crunch-free peanut butter.