Writer and editor

business • science • technology

Business and science editor Graham Southorn in a suit with arms folded

Looking for a content editor or writer? I’ve been a journalist, published author and editor of monthly magazines for over 20 years. No matter what subject I’m covering, I do my best to make every sentence count.

Today I enjoy working with all kinds of businesses, as well as editing and writing for publications. Previously, I was the full-time editor of market-leading publications, including South West Business Insider and the popular science magazines BBC Focus and BBC Sky at Night. I have a degree in physics and a particular interest in innovative technologies and transformative ideas.

I love the challenge of making complex subjects accessible. Whether it’s sustainability, succession planning, statistical forecasting or space debris, I always ask myself the same question. What does the reader want to know? The answer is just the first step towards content with clarity, which is essential if you want to cut through the noise. Scroll down to find out how I can help.

Editorial services

How I work with words, both written and spoken


I work with businesses to deliver impactful content, as well as writing books and contributing to publications.


Do you need a content editor for your website or print publication? I’ve commissioned and edited leading brands.


Looking for a facilitator for a round-table discussion or panel debate? I can chair and write event-related content.


If you want an independent opinion on your publication or website, I’ll write a report with suggested actions.

Graham has provided business writing and editing support for Hewlett Rand. As well as being a skilful wordsmith, he has a very sharp eye for detail so that the end result is both well-structured and error free. In addition, Graham takes the initiative to research around topics to support content creation.

Richard Lowe

Owner, Hewlett Rand

Graham has been working with us for a number of years now on a variety of writing assignments, as well as editing and proofing. He is flexible, quick to turn around work, adept at getting to grips quickly with complex subjects and getting to the nub of the matter. Highly recommended!

Catherine Dhanjal

Managing Director, The Answer PR

What’s new

My blog posts, news and latest projects

About 20 members of the Vocal Works Gospel Choir on stage, wearing black, including a lead singer and keyboard player. The choir will be performing at Wells concert Music for the Mind 2018.

The Wells concert you won’t want to miss in 2018

  If you plan to see just one Wells concert this year, here’s a date for your diary: Saturday, 15th September 2018. That’s when a group of performers from the South West will come together for Music for the Mind 2018, a concert to benefit local mental health...

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017

One of my articles has been included in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017, a collection published by Princeton University Press — a huge honour. The article, Great Expectations: the past, present and future of prediction, was originally published in the April 2016...

About me

You’ll find my full background and biography on LinkedIn. Here are a few of my career highlights…

Editor, BBC Focus

Judge, awards and competitions

Editor, South West Business Insider

Author, Physics Squared

Editor, BBC Sky at Night magazine

Chair, business events

Contact & Connect

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I'm based in Bristol, UK...

…close to Temple Meads railway station. I’d be delighted to discuss your requirements in person if you’re based in the city or the surrounding area. There are several fine coffee shops around here and I’m always partial to a flat white.

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Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QF

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