About me

P1050612_v1_1My name is Michael Reed. I am boy/girl/thing, created on 31/01/76. I work as a freelance writer and I live in in the North of England.

If you want to find out what I’m up to, subscribe the RSS feed on the front page of the site or follow me on Facebook (see sidebar link). I don’t blog, as such, but I post up any interesting news I have about my activities. Rather than blog, if I think of something interesting to write about, I pitch it and then get it published somewhere.


Since around the end of 2007, I have concentrated on developing a career as a professional freelance writer. Look around the site for links to some of the work I have done for magazines and website. If you are interested in working with me and you need a reference, contact one the editors that I’ve worked with.

I can handle most technical subjects and I write about Linux and open source quite a lot. I’m also into gaming (retro and modern)

Other Writing

I am writing a book about gender politics. Writing and researching the book combines my interests in philosophy, psychology and other social sciences. My writing on the subject of gender politics has its own website. The book is an exposition of my philosophy of gender politics which I call Gender Equivalence. The basic premise is that men and women are equals in terms of character and intelligence; the apparent differences are the result of socialisation as opposed to innate biological causes.

I also had a go at a sitcom pilot that was rejected and I always have a few other side projects on the go.


I consider myself a bit of a film buff. I like a lot of TV shows, but I tend to prefer watching offline. Specific programmes that I like include Red Dwarf, Survivors (70s BBC sci fi, created by Terry “Blake’s 7” Nation) , Blake’s 7, Star Trek (TOS and some TNG), Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, The Prisoner, Spaced and The Royale Family. I’m into post things post apocalyptic. I read quite a lot, and buying second hand books is one of my hobbies.

I also enjoy cycling. I mostly do day touring, and about 50 miles is my limit. I’m into photography photography (see Flikr page on the sidebar). I’ve been a musician for about 20 years, and that’s one of my main interests in life. I can play the guitar and twiddle synths.

I have a few health problems that revolve around my sleep disorder. Sometimes, life can get a bit crazy because of that, and I often get up and go to bed at weird hours. However, it doesn’t impact my reliability when it comes to deadlines as I’ve learned to work around it over the last 20 years.

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