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Weston Super Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Robin Whitlock. I am a freelance journalist with a special interest in environmental issues and renewable energy. I have numerous published articles to my credit and write regularly for a number of renewable energy websites. I am also a writer for Renewable Energy Magazine and a sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus. I am currently based in Bristol, UK. Besides renewable energy and green issues I have a wide variety of other interests which includes World War 2, mythology and folklore, gardening, railways and lots more besides. You can also reach me on either of my two email addresses, which are: robinwhitlock66@hotmail.com and robinwhitlock1966@gmail.com Thanks!

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Writer for Renewable Energy Magazine
Sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus
Contributor to Holmes Digital Media websites (Solar Guide, Renewables Guide, Boiler Guide, Builder Guide)
Contributor to Cleversolar blog and Find Energy Savings
Published in numerous national magazines
See below for writing samples

Monday, 29 April 2013

Always check your batteries...

I went along to a meeting of a Bristol Pagan Parents group this morning in order to interview a group of parents for an article in a major UK magazine. When I got there however I found that I couldn't switch my dictafone on!

I thought it might be because I still didn't know how to use the thing properly (most of the interviews I do are online these days but that really ought to change as its just not healthy being computer bound all the time). However, having bought and loaded up some new batteries on the way back home I was relieved to discover that I did actually know how to use it and that it was merely a case of depleted batteries. Normally I carry a stock of spares around with me in my bag, but on this occasion had obviously run out.

So, there you go. Proper preparation works best every time - and I need to get out more, there's just loads of interesting stuff happening in Bristol, and that's all good writing material.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Things as they are...

Hello everybody...

I rarely get the opportunity to post things on here these days, and that's a good sign because most of the day I am really busy with other things. My daily job at Renewable Energy Magazine is carrying on and that takes up at least a good two to three hours if I have to look around for press releases or suitable stories first, although normally I try to have a stock of them ready for successive days. Recently I have also written an article (worth £400) on innovation for the Technology Strategy Board, ghost-written for the TSB's Chief Executive to go into The New Statesman. Quite where that article is now I don't know as I haven't actually seen it published yet, but I have at least been paid for it and that's the main thing. I am also due to have another article published in Kindred Spirit, this time on the ancient ruined civilisation of Goebekli Tepe in Turkey, including an interview with writer Andrew Collins. That is due to come out in June I think. I've also had an article published in a rail sector magazine Rail Professional on the planned revitalisation of the Portishead Branch. Furthermore I am also sub-editing press releases for IWA Publishing, a website associated with the water treatment sector.

So things are at least ticking over nicely...

... and that can't be too bad in a recession. I am going to try to post at least something here every day, if only its just a short note to say what I've been doing. Hopefully I will also get back into posting some scanned clips of my published pieces as per usual.

Bye for now

PS: If you want to keep up with my writing for Renewable Energy Magazine, this is the page to visit:
http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/renewableenergy/magazine/index/pag/perfil/colright/perfil/tip/perfil/pagant/Panorama/pagid/239/botid/239