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In general on September 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

A few months ago my family made the decision to move from the UK to Ireland. The opportunity presented itself, and, since we (wife,  daughter and myself) all love being in Ireland, we jointly decided it was the right thing to do.

Having made the decision there were a few details to work through: a school for our daughter was top priority, and it proved to be straightforward (although there are some big changes for her, but she seems to be coping fine). My wife had a straightforward transition, as her company are now setting up an office in Ireland.

Which just left me. Having committed to a house, and with my family already moved, change is required. So I am starting my own business, offering consulting on publishing technology strategy and implementation. I’m looking at what I can do to help businesses achieve their goals. And that’s where you can help.

For the last six years, my employer has been the UK’s national standards body. So my recent experience is related to standardization processes and the commercialization of standards content. In my current role of Technology Strategist and Data Architect, I’ve automated marketing campaigns, project managed website software development, augmented content in PDF files, designed schemas, written data extraction routines, created quality assurance processes and represented the company in a range of international forums.

In moving to rural Ireland, many of the same activities that I do in urban England can still be done. There will be differences: much more time will be spent on telecommunications than currently. But there won’t be a regular commute; so that will compensate. I’m available for work from 23 October – so if you would like to discuss current or future issues you need help with, please get in touch (via eneylon on twitter initially, but there will be other channels shortly).

For those of you interested in where we are moving to, here is the Google map view of our new town: