Hello there. I give a lot of free advice and am always happy to
hear from you, whether your project is big, small, or speculative, so
don't hesitate to get in touch.
A more official bio:
Paul Ford is a pioneering content strategist who has worked across the publishing and advertising industries as writer, editor, strategist, and developer.
After working in advertising, marketing, artificial intelligence development, and as a writer and radio commentator from 1997-2005, Paul became an editor at Harper's Magazine (harpers.org), where he edited for the web as well as for print. As programmer, archivist, and architect, he brought Harper's 160-year, 80,000-article, 250,000-page archive to the web in 2007; the system now supports tens of thousands of registered subscribers and is exceptionally profitable. Upon leaving Harper's he worked with a small team at the consulting firm Activate to relaunch Gourmet Magazine for the iPad in a new digital format that integrates with social media--successfully reinventing the brand as a digital business. He now works for a variety of clients in multiple industries as a content strategist, information architect, programmer, and site development expert. As a rule, he prefers building prototypes to creating PowerPoints.
- Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA
- Alfred University, Alfred, NY
- Activate EntertainmentOccasional Consultant, 2010 - present
- So Much AwesomePartner, 2011 - present
- Harper's MagazineAssociate Editor (later Contributing Editor), 2005 - present
- Al DesignsDeveloper, 2010 - present
- The Morning NewsContributing Writer, 2001 - present
- UnscrollOwner, 2010 - present
- SmallWorld SoftwareDeveloper, 1997 - 1998
- iXLContent Strategist, 1998 - 1999
- DoublespaceContent Strategist, 1999 - 1999
- YamahaContent Strategist, 2003 - 2003
- Graco/RubbermaidContent Strategist, 2003 - 2003
- NPR's All Things ConsideredCommentator, 2003 - 2005
- Plume/Penguin PublishingNovelist, 2005 - 2005