Traversing the rivers and jumping the puddles…
I’m Dr Keith McDonald, an early-career hopeful currently working as the copywriter and content manager at the University of London.
I completed my PhD on ‘Andrew Marvell and Privacy’ at the University of Leicester in 2013 and have taught Renaissance literature and drama at both Leicester and Geneva (find out more).
My research interests include the literature of the English Civil War, writing and visual art (particularly mirrors), the metaphysical poets, and public/private divides throughout the ages.
I became the publisher for knightmare.com in 2010, a site dedicated to the virtual reality gameshow for adolescents (1987-1994) that strongly influenced my youth. I also write about the music and theatre that inspires me.
As a former freelance writer and editor, I’ve had a long-running tenancy with a financial publishing company and worked with clients across Europe.
My portfolio includes the PR campaign for the Knightmare Convention, a national awards pitch, and speeches for cult fashionista Gok Wan. I also led the content strategy, migration, and rewriting for the new flagship University of London site in 2017.
Any feedback, suggestions or proposals are most welcome. Please drop me a line.
Past clients have included: