Today, Friday 26 August 2011, is my last day as an employee of Centaur Media. A few weeks ago, the company announced wide-ranging redundancies and a major internal reorganisation. I fully expected my position as editor of Laboratorytalk to become redundant as part of that process, as I mentioned here.
In the event, and for reasons insufficiently interesting to relate here, I have jumped rather than be pushed. My resignation has been tendered and accepted and, as of the close of play today, I am a free agent.
This means, of course, that I am available for freelance commissions, and also for discussions on any permanent or contract positions. Please form an orderly queue! I have over 20 years experience writing about science, engineering, and technology and have maintained a high level of reader engagement with the titles I have edited. My weekly Laboratorytalk newsletter – issue no 508 published this week – has enjoyed excellent circulation and feedback, due at least partly to my leading column.
I have no information at this moment about the future of Laboratorytalk or any other titles, but I suspect there may be some news on this in the near future.
UPDATE 9 SEPT: I’ve now had confirmation that Laboratorytalk has been sold to start-up firm Synthesis Media, along with print magazine Process Engineering. I’ve written about this on my other blog, LaboratoryOratory.