Guest Writers

Variety is the spice of life they say, and our blogs might just prove that. Here you will find guest writers from many walks of life. Want to add one yourself? Then email us your submission!

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How to make a journalist your friend, by John Ross, who has joined Lucid from The Scotsman

27/06/2012

John Ross, a journalist with The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday for the past 16 years, is now a key member of the Lucid team. Here he tells us how to make a journalist your friend.

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Get your feature published – by Susan Welsh, feature writer with the Aberdeen Press and Journal

08/08/2011

Susan Welsh is a features writer for the Press and Journal. She has been a journalist for 15 years and was formerly features editor of the Aberdeen Evening Express. She has written on topics as diverse as spending the night in the late Queen Mother’s home, the reputedly haunted Castle of Mey; make-up for men; and why Bill Wyman was happy to leave the Rolling Stones. Find out how to make sure it’s your feature that’s well received.

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Be noted in the music press – by leading arts journalist, Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson is a freelance arts journalist of 20 years’ standing, whose work has appeared in the Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, the Sunday Herald, the Guardian, the Independent, Songlines magazine and other publications. Read her tips for getting into the music press.

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Web Video: Cutting to the Chase by Ian Forsyth, Director of Development Partners

07/06/2011

Ian Forsyth is a Director with Development Partners which delivers business, training, film and web streaming advice for corporate and public sector clients

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People are People by Marc Michaels, COI

03/06/2011

Marc Michaels has been in the Direct industry for 25 years and is writing in a personal capacity. He is currently Director of Direct and Relationship Marketing and Evaluation at Central Office of Information (COI).

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Three Hot Media Tips by John Ross, The Scotsman

John Ross is a journalist with national newspaper, The Scotsman. He writes about various news, education and business developments.

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Decision Making at the Sharp End by Ben Williams, corporate psychologist

01/06/2011

Ben Williams is a leading Chartered Psychologist who advises corporations on decision-making. This blog is about decisiveness.

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Tiger Woods and the Andrex Puppy

31/05/2011

Roddy Ritchie is a leading Creative Director who has worked on such brands as Becks Beer, Renault, Lloyds, Edinburgh Crystal, and Ben Sayers Golf. This blog is about brand and value perceptions.

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Sweet 16! by Caroline Maclennan, HebCelt Festival Director

30/05/2011

Caroline Maclennan is the Director of the award-winning and international Hebridean Celtic Festival. It attracts 17,000 people to the Outer Hebrides annually, and this year features artistes such as KT Tunstall. This blog is about Caroline’s personal take on the growth of the festival.

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