Our Editor: Chris Middleton
Chris Middleton is Managing Editor of Professional Outsourcing magazine, and helped create the concept and blueprint of the title.
Chris is a true renaissance man, combining his long editorial track record with entrepreneurship and some of the best writing in business journalism.
Chris is a respected freelance business and technology journalist; an experienced magazine and website editor; the author of several successful books; the commissioning editor of more than 50 books, and a founding partner of Darksome Media (www.darksome.net), a consultancy providing editorial, training and digital media services.
Chris is the former Editor of Computer Business Review (CBR), the leading B2B business and technology monthly. He turned around a magazine that was falling apart, built a new editorial team, helped design the original cbronline.com portal, and led CBR to its most successful year, launching an edition of the magazine in China, plus a successful series of monthly supplements to the UK edition.
He is also the former Deputy Editor of Computing, where he launched a national IT skills forum, and former Features Editor of Business & Technology magazine, which won Editorial Team of the Year during his tenure.
Chris was launch editor and co-developer of sourcingfocus.com, contributed features to Outsource magazine, and has written news and features for numerous industry portals, including Businesscloud9.com and MyCustomer.com. He has also written for many national and international newspapers, magazines and companies, including The Guardian newspaper, the BBC, Publishing News, Computing, Computer Weekly, Personal Computer World, and many others, and has both radio and TV experience as a commentator on industry stories.
He is the author of Digital Rights Strategies for Rich Media Content (published by Juniper Research), which mapped out the future of intellectual property and rich media in the online and mobile worlds. He is also the author of three full-colour illustrated books, The Complete Guide to Digital Audio (2004); Creating Digital Music and Sound (2006), and Instant Graphics (2007), co-written with the British design director Luke Herriott. All have been published worldwide and translated into several foreign-language editions.
Chris has been the commissioning editor (and editor) of over 50 books on digital media, such as graphic design, industrial design, photography, branding, advertising, character design, design technology, video, movies and movie special effects.
Chris is also an experienced media trainer and public speaker. Before his career in journalism, Chris spent several years as a production editor and layout designer in magazines, book publishing and advertising.