John Bensalhia
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My name is John Bensalhia. I am a fully qualified freelance journalist and have worked for a wide range of publications and websites since 1999.

I have provided a large number of articles, features and reviews for the following clients:
  • The Scotsman
  • The Telegraph
  • Builders Merchants Journal
  • DIY Week
  • Houseware And Garden Review
  • Business Franchise
  • The Stage
  • Making Money
  • Sports Insight
  • Den Of Geek
  • Shadowlocked
  • Port Strategy
  • Sunbelt
  • Janaken Presentation Ltd
  • EssentialARB Magazine
  • Italy Magazine
I can provide top quality writing at top value prices. Whether you are after features, reviews, interviews or press releases, I can offer informative, insightful and entertaining copy that is tailored to your precise requirements.


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About Me

I have been a journalist since 1999, and am fully qualified in Magazine Journalism.

I have worked for a whole range of newspapers, magazines and websites including The Scotsman, The Telegraph, Builders Merchants Journal, DIY Week, Business Franchise, What Franchise, Making Money, Sports Insight, Den Of Geek, EssentialARB Magazine and Italy Magazine.

I now offer you access to top quality writing at top value prices. Whether you are after features, press releases, articles, reviews, stories or anything else you may need writing which isn't mentioned, I will provide informative, insightful and entertaining copy that is tailored to your precise requirements.

Portfolio

SPORTS ARTICLES 

Here is a choice of articles from Sports Insight magazine. Please click on the website link to take you to the chosen piece.

ON THE BALL
The business aftermath of 2010's World Cup.

WHAT'S IN STORE IN 2010?
Industry predictions for the year.

OLYMPIC GAINS
The benefits of the 2012 Olympic Games.

CHILD'S PLAY
How to entice the younger generation into playing sport.

FAIR GAME
The morals and ethics of trading in the sports industry.

THE BIG EVENT
How sports retailers can make the most of big sporting events.

SCREEN TESTS
Is sport coverage on TV worth tuning in for or is it a right turn-off?

MINORITY REPORT
A look at the sports that sometimes get overlooked...

SPORTING CHANCE
Has the recession affected the sports industry?

GOING IT ALONE
The current trends for solo and group sports.

GOLDEN YEARS
Will the next decade be a golden age of sport?

THE TECHNOLOGY OF TOMORROW
Notable sports innovations of today and the future.

THE AGE OF THE TRAINING
Why more and more older people are taking up sports.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS
The popularity of sporting and outdoor holidays.


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BUSINESS ARTICLES

A mix of business articles from both Sports Insight and Business Franchise. Please click on the link take you to the relevant article.

YOU CAN GET THE STAFF PART ONE
How to recruit new members of staff.

YOU CAN GET THE STAFF PART TWO
Introducing and supporting new members of staff.

THIS TIME ITS PERSONNEL
How to run a tight ship in business.

HOLD THE ONLINE
The benefits of online networking.

THE GIFTS OF SITE
Is online trade the way forward in business?

AD ENOUGH
The best ways of getting a retail business noticed.

STATE OF INDEPENDENTS
What can independent traders do to survive against the big guns?

KEEP THE CUSTOMERS SATISFIED
How can retailers keep hold of their valued customers?

STOP THE PRESS
How to compose the perfect press release.

SPEAKER PHOBE
Are motivational speakers good for business conferences?

PUT ON A SHOW
Tips for the perfect showcase at an exhibition.

TV RAGE
Why TV programmes aren't great showcases for businesses.

REELING IN THE YEAR
Take stock of the business situation at the start of a new year.

THE LOAN RANGE
Steps for getting a business loan.

TOP MARKET
The key tool to spreading the word about business.


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SPECIAL FEATURES

A mixture of specially commissioned features and Market Focus guides on franchise sectors, as published in Business Franchise.

TRY CLEANING
The top franchises in the cleaning sector.

BEAUTY AND THE BEST
The top franchises in the health and beauty sector.

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE
The top franchises in the automotive sector.

SIGNS OF THE TIMES
The top franchises in the printing and signage sector.

WEALTHY APPETITE
The top franchises in the food and drink sector.

BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING
How to start out in the world of franchising.

AT YOUR SERVICE
The ex-forces individuals who became franchisees.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Meeting the couples who also became business partners.

FIRST CLASS
The all-important first year in franchising: Success or hard work?

SOMETHING OLD SOMEONE NEW
The reasons why franchise resales are becoming more popular.

CHILD'S PLAY
Why you SHOULD work with children or animals.


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SCIENCE FICTION TV REVIEWS

A set of complete reviews of cult TV sci-fi shows Doctor Who and Blake's 7, as commissioned by the Shadowlocked and Den Of Geek websites.

DOCTOR WHO
An ongoing project to review every Doctor Who story that made it to TV.

BLAKE'S 7
A complete guide to the sci-fi drama that aired between 1978 and 1981.


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PORT STRATEGY ARTICLES

A series of features relating to various aspects of ports and harbours, as commissioned by Port Strategy magazine.

LIGHTING THE WAY
The latest products, trends, financial and safety elements of port lighting.

WORTH A LOOK
The techniques used by ports to maintain high security standards.

GOING WITH THE GRAIN
Bulk handlers have to strike a fine balance between over and under utilisation of port assets.

ALL SYSTEMS GO
Advances in technology, cost-effectiveness, functionality - port operating systems need all three...

MAKING QUALITY COUNT
How rising prices, efficiency standards and maintenance need to be carefully juggled when making a tyre choice

LOUD AND CLEAR
Resilience is a must-have trait for port-wide wi-fi and radio communications infrastructure

GOING MOBILE
The mobile harbour crane sector has seen two of the big players continue to deliver in the last year, with worthy additions to their ranges.

SHIFT IN EMPHASIS
Southern European ports need to focus on the move to feeder roles and value-add solutions to survive.


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ITALY

A WIN WINE SITUATION
Italy: The country that's taken the crown of the biggest producer of wine in the world. But what are the factors behind this achievement?

LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION: VENICE FILM FESTIVAL TAKE 68
With the 68th Venice Film Festival underway, John Bensalhia looks back at this prestigious event's history and looks at what is in store this year...

MUSIC TO THE EARS
Whatever your taste in music, Italy has a wide range of festivals throughout the country, throughout the year. John Bensalhia provides a list of some of the top music festivals for different types of genre...


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TESTIMONIALS

Some of the feedback that I have received for my work...

"We use John Bensalhia to write our press releases for our company and have been really pleased with his work so far. John offers a good value for money service as well as being very professional, reliable, efficient and punctual. I would recommend him to anyone."
Alison Potter - Janaken Presentation Ltd


"As a features writer and sub-editor on Making Money and Sports Insight, John demonstrated a keen eye for detail and talent for getting too grips with a number of diverse subjects, whether for the printed versions of the magazines or online. Flexible, reliable and an excellent communicator, he was a highly valued member of the Partridge Publications editorial team."
Jeff James, Making Money and Sports Insight


"I have had the pleasure of dealing with John for over three years, beginning with the website www.denofgeek.com in 2008. John has proved himself to be the most consistent, inventive and reliable of writers, always producing entertaining and timely copy. I am happy to say that John is also one of only four or five writers I have ever dealt with whose work can reliably be published without any amendment whatsoever. It's hard to think of higher praise for a writer."
Martin Anderson, Shadowlocked


"These reviews are fantastic and the best I've read anywhere on the net. Just plain brilliant..."
Sulamite Tepfers, commenting on Doctor Who reviews at Shadowlocked


"John is a consummate professional, delivering copy on time and to the brief, and isn?t fazed at all by the dry port topics I often present to him."
Carly Fields, Editor, Port Strategy Magazine

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