Edinburgh-based magazine journalist: offering clarity, flexibility, and reliability. I write about equality issues, popular science, arts & culture, etc.

(Especially, just now the Etc.)



"Paul has been a pleasure to work with – his copy is well-researched, meets the brief to the letter and is always delivered on time. He is happy to go the extra mile, an attribute which makes the features he's written on astronomy both past and present some of the best we've produced and our readers have read."

Chris Bramley, BBC Sky at Night magazine.


"Paul is a trusted contributor and regarded as a 'safe pair of hands', producing quality results in line with our tough deadlines. He takes the time to evaluate and understand projects before getting stuck in, producing quality results in line with our tough deadlines."

Tom Jamison, Editor, Primas Media


"Paul is not only a great writer, but incredibly well-organised, and can be trusted to get the job done. A sharp mind that instinctively knows the best way to approach any task."

Pete Shaw, Online Media Publisher & Theatre Producer




Who am I?
I’m Paul F Cockburn. Based in Edinburgh, I work for clients across Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Why commission me?
I see it as my job to write what you need to publish—be it for print, online or social media.
My experience
I’ve been creating quality short and longform editorial – frequently interview-based – for numerous B2C and B2B clients for more than 25 years.
Specialist areas of work include equality issues (disability and/or LGBT+), popular science, and arts & culture. And anything else you'd like me to write for you!
Some non-work details
I prefer mongrel dogs, know far-too-much about Doctor Who, and love urbexing on a Sunday afternoon using out-of-date maps.
I believe that a beach (not some sun-bleached, white-sand dazzler, but one with water-worn stones, the detritus of sea shells and the mini-ecologies of rock pools) is much more fun to explore when you know the tide’s coming in!









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