Automotive “How-to” guides (How to change a wheel, How to buy a used car, - that kind of thing.)
Manufacturing processes and technologies
Management, especially project management
All things automotive, from how cars and trucks are designed and built to what they are like to drive and how to keep them running.
Travel, especially food, restaurants, museums and hotels.
Public speaking with Toastmasters.
Nigel studied engineering with a concentration in manufacturing.
This program is about managing technology and technology specialists. There was a strong focus on formal project management training plus classes in Law, Intellectual Property management and finance.
Nigel has written several articles and a few white papers on various aspects of manufacturing, based on his many years in manufacturing industry and encyclopedic knowledge of manufacturing processes. He's also knowledgeable about lean manufacturing and advanced manufacturing technologies (things like rapid prototyping, vision systems, laser technology and so on.)
Drawing on his extensive automotive experience, Nigel spans many subject areas: new car reviews, guides to classic cars, maintenance tips and "how-to" articles, and advice on buying new and used cars. Many of his articles appear in dealership newsletters, encouraging owners to bring their vehicle in for service or to look at new models.
Thanks to his engineering background, Nigel finds it easy to explain complex scientific ideas in simple terms. Recent articles include discussions of the processes behind ocean acidification, the manufacture of plastics and how helium is distilled.
Nigel writes on development of presentation and speaking skills and project management. For the former he draws on his experience with the Toastmasters organization while the latter uses both formal project management training and hands-on experience.
Nigel enjoys travel and loves writing about it. Having grown up in the UK, he knows quite a bit about the country and its history, so tends to concentrate on that part of the world but has also written about various places within North America.
A well-written blog posts lets a company promote products and expertise without selling overtly, providing it's easy to read. Nigel maximizes readability with short paragraphs, subheadings and bullet points, and has written many 300 -- 400 word posts for a variety of clients.
Nigel concentrates on short articles suitable as content for web sites. Typically these will be 400 to 600 words, although he is happy to write longer pieces when the subject warrants.
Nigel has written a number of white papers. These tend to be on niche aspects of manufacturing technology and are generally written for a highly technical audience.