SOORAJ SHAH

Freelance journalist, copywriter and editor

About me

I’m a freelance journalist, editor and copywriter, based in London, who specialises in technology.

You can find my work in a range of titles including: the BBC, The Independent, The Guardian, Business Insider, Raconteur, Computer Weekly, Diginomica and Lonely Planet. I have held freelance Editor positions at WIRED UK and New Statesman Tech, and I’m currently a Contributor for Forbes.

In addition to my editorial work, I have worked with a range of clients including the biggest technology companies, tech start-ups, research organisations and PR agencies on blog posts, e-guides, whitepapers, branded content and press releases.

I have also worked with several clients on multimedia content such as podcasts, videos and webinars.

I’ve offered media training which cover a number of areas: explaining how a journalist works, helping with pitching journalists, and a guide of how to write commercial content effectively. I also help executives to improve the way they interact with and respond to journalists. 

In addition, I am a moderator, chairing panel sessions at Infosecurity Europe 2018, Cloud Expo Europe, Computing summits , Hotwire’s Protecting Your Business From Crisis event and Hot Topics The Studio event in 2020.

Before becoming a freelance journalist, I worked at Incisive Media, as Features Editor of Computing, V3 and the Inquirer.

The topics I’ve covered as a journalist include: cyber security, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, digital transformation, big data, devops, data science, telecoms and public sector IT. Over the years, I’ve focused on the C-Suite, with interviews with top CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs and CISOs.

Feel free to get in touch with me about any editorial, commercial, training or moderating opportunities by emailing me: 

[email protected]                                      

Who I’ve written for:

Services

WRITING AND EDITING

I can help with features, blogs, e-guides, whitepapers, research reports, website content, press releases and content strategy.

MEDIA TRAINING

I can tailor media training to your company’s needs. This can include: help with PR pitching, a guide of how to write commercial content effectively, and how best to work with journalists.

PRESENTING AND MODERATING

I have experience in presenting videos, podcasts and webinars, and I have moderated panels at some of the biggest IT conferences in the UK.

Testimonials

It’s been great working with Sooraj. He is a resourceful and reliable journalist, who comes up with original ideas and responds well to feedback.

Ben Morris
Editor, Technology of Business, BBC News

Sooraj is a talented and conscientious writer who I can consistently rely on to turn around high-quality stories with solid levels of insight and analysis.

Benjamin Chiou
Managing Editor, Raconteur

Sooraj is an excellent journalist, presenter and content creator. He combines superb industry knowledge and professional writing style with a great network of C-level contacts. He is also extremely reliable.

Stuart Sumner
Editorial Director, Computing

A top, top writer who really knows how to get under the skin of complex technologies and client issues, turning them into simple to read stories. It’s been a pleasure working with Sooraj at Brands2Life

Jamie Ivory
Head of Tech, Performance Comms

I’ve been commissioning Sooraj for a couple of years now, and his pitches are always spot on in terms of knowing what our B2B tech audience wants to read about, and the finished articles never disappoint.

Caroline Donnelly
Senior Editor, Computer Weekly

Sooraj is a fantastic writer, skilled media trainer and a great journalist. Having worked with Sooraj over recent years, I have always enjoyed working together and would highly recommend him.

Holly Forrest
PR and comms professional

Sooraj has been a valuable freelancer to diginomica over the past two years. He consistently pitches stories that he knows are relevant to the diginomica brand and we regularly have him represent us at events. Sooraj’s copy is also clean and easy to work with, making him a reliable contributor to our team.

Derek Du Preez
Editor, Diginomica

There are few people in the enterprise tech industry who have better access to the key players driving it than Sooraj. If you’re looking for someone who can deliver rigorous reporting on, or analysis of, the issues that matter to CIOs, CTOs and CDOs, you should commission him. He’s a pleasure to work with, and can be relied upon to produce excellent copy at pace. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.

Oscar Williams
Editor, New Statesman Tech

Working with Sooraj is always a pleasure. Whether he’s teasing the real stories out of senior IT execs in case study interviews or bringing complex technical messaging to life, he’s a natural in producing clear and engaging copy.

André Labadie
MD, Business and Technology, Brands2Life

CONTACT SOORAJ

[email protected]

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