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Portfolio

If you've come to this page, you likely want to know more about my work. Thank you, I appreciate your interest. I've worked for several publications in the tech space, as a reviewer, technical writer and feature reporter. Below you'll find an overview of what I think is my best work.

VPNs & Online Privacy

 

My main focus as a writer and journalist is on online privacy and the tools that help users safeguard it. VPNs are a huge part of this and as a result I've written a lot about these programs, like this technical guide on how you can set one up for yourself and this article that takes a closer look at their inner workings. I also wrote an in-depth explainer on how encryption works.

Besides guides and technical articles, I've also written dozens of VPN reviews over the years. A good example is this review of NordVPN, probably the most famous provider, but one I have trouble recommending. It's a great case for asking whether you should trust your VPN.

Speaking of trust, I'm especially proud of this investigative piece where I and the rest of the Cloudwards.net editorial team exposed the links between Buffered VPN and BestVPN.com, a review site. To me, this shows some of the issues with the ties between the VPN and media industries.

Besides VPNs, I have also reviewed cloud storage providers and password managers, as well as taking deep dives into the privacy practices of well-known companies like Hola VPN, Dropbox, and Temu. Needless to say, the news isn't always good.

Cryptocurrencies

 

Another privacy-centric tech I've written a fair bit about (though a lot more skeptically) is cryptocurrency. This includes technical articles on how blockchains work or what a crypto wallet is, as well as a look back on the NFT craze.

During the NFT heyday, I also went over all the problems with NFTs, both legal and technical, in an article that to me sums up all that's wrong with a technology that works mainly on paper.

Project Management

I also have had the opportunity to write a lot about project management, in no small part thanks to my time running Cloudwards. During my tenure there, I built the editorial calendar from scratch, experience I used to write this kanban guide. I also dove deep into Gantt charts, resulting in this guide.

I also have built up a good overview of what different kinds of project management software can do, as you can see in this comparison of Asana and monday.com or this roundup of the best providers.

History & Languages

 

I've also written a lot for the History Guild, which has been a great opportunity to put my BA in history to work. This article about the battle for Crete in 1941 is one of my favorites.

I also welcome any opportunity to combine history and journalism, like in this piece about an exhibition in Cyprus which uses technology to make a very specific piece of the island's past come alive.

I also wrote for language-learning site the Mezzofanti Guild, where one of my favorite articles is the one where I talk about Dutch snacks. I also did a similar article about Greek coffee.

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