In 2005 I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with an Honours degree in Computing (including a specialisation in Interactive Multimedia) and at this present moment I am a Support Engineer for the software development company Gael Ltd. I'm also holding onto my Saturday job in The Disney Store (that's me up to 6+ years!) which is always a fun filled experience. In addition to my regular duties, I am a company Ambassador and I am also involved in the International Disney VoluntEars programme.
Keeping busy pretty much all of the time, I am also currently studying for a diploma in Freelance Journalism and Feature Writing as a long distance student at the London School of Journalism. The main focus of the course is to try and better my writing skills and help me craft my words a little better. Plus, it's always good to keep learning.
I originally enrolled on the course through my work with the Quantum Global Media Group, primarily writing for Airlock Alpha. The site is a science fiction and fantasy news website where I now hold a volunteer position as News Editor. Among my biggest scoops, in May, 2006 I had a chance to speak with Angel's Amy Acker shed some light on why the proposed Spike spin-off never came to fruition (read about it here), and then later in October I managed to secure an exclusive interview with Torchwood's John Barrowman making us the first to announce his return to Doctor Who for its third year. I was also able to carry out a one-to-one telephone interview with Freema Agyeman who plays Martha Jones on Doctor Who in 2008 just prior to her crossover into the dark and murky world of Torchwood.
I was also involved in the start-up of its sister site Rabid Doll which focuses on the horror genre. In addition to everyday news, I was able to carry out advanced reviews and previews of several straight-to-DVD movies and in March, 2009 I was able carry out an exclusive one-to-one interview with horror composer Kurt Oldman regarding his work on "Babysitter Wanted." Please stop by and check out both sites - you can find some additional details on each site here, along with a few links to some of my better works.
As an active gamer you can generally find me on XBox Live and if you haven't guessed already, my username is Alanistic if you want to add me to your buddy list and I guarantee you a tough time if you're up for a Halo match.
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