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DAVID MURPHY FREELANCER

A Passionate Storyteller.

 

ABOUT ME

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Hello, my name is David Murphy, and I am a freelance writer with a BA in Journalism and a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Visual Media from Griffith College, Dublin, Ireland. I have a passion for storytelling and creating content for traditional and online media channels, and I am always striving to create high-quality and engaging content.

I am operating as a freelance writer, creating proponent-specific content for traditional and online channels for various companies and groups. This work includes writing articles, profiles, event-coverage pieces, blog posts, marketing pieces, press releases and digital and social media content. Along with my writing, I am also working in a copyediting/writing and proofreading capacity on a project-by-project basis.


Please get in touch at dmurphyfreelance1@outlook.com if you need help with any of the following services:
• Brand narrative and messaging • Content production (both traditional and online) • Content marketing and development • Corporate communications • Copywriting and editing • Creative writing • Digital and social media content • Proofreading. 

I have previously worked as a staff writer for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Marketing Communications Department (MARCOM) editorial team. As part of a diverse editorial team, I focused on delivering a variety of written content for the university’s traditional and online media channels. My role also included the management and publication of daily campus-wide email announcements and university blog posts. During my time at KAUST, from 2014 to 2018, I researched, edited and wrote over 130 science-related articles featuring researchers, postdoctoral fellows, students and staff. 

 

A SAMPLE OF MY PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

Throughout my career, I have honed a talent for creating diverse and engaging content. I never write an article and then forget about it. Please find below a selection of my published articles.

FROM GERMANY TO SAUDI ARABIA: A JOURNEY FOR ISABELLE


Thanks to her globetrotting family, KAUST postdoctoral fellow Isabelle Schulz's earliest journey came at five months old, when her German parents Manfred and Doris moved from Switzerland to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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A NOBEL PURSUIT: FROM THE EASTERN PROVINCE TO LINDAU

In 1950, Franz Karl Hein and Gustav Wilhelm Parade, physicians from the small German town and island of Lindau, came up with the concept of a forum for Nobel laureates to carry out an annual scientific exchange. A year later, the two pioneers realized their dream in the form of the first European Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Medicine."

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THE 20-YEAR DASH: CELEBRATING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR INSPIRING IN-KINGDOM AND INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SCIENTISTS

Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah is officially the world’s fastest woman. The 29-year-old sprinter, who competes in the 60 metres, 100 metres and 200 metres, won gold in the 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Games in 2021, crossing the finish line in just 10.61 seconds, breaking a 33-year-old Olympic record for the race in the process.  


When it comes to the race that is achieving excellence in the fields of science and engineering, how fast can women go? Considering the past 20 years, the answer is extremely fast. And here, in Saudi Arabia, after a somewhat slow start to the “race,” people are now witnessing one of the quickest sprints in the world. It's a sprint that cannot be described in stock measurements of inches, feet and centimetres, but a race that has brought the presence of women in scientific disciplines in the Kingdom from almost zero to 32 percent in just 20 years. 

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A NOBEL JOURNEY: FROM THE EASTERN PROVINCE TO LINDAU

Mram Alyami is mere weeks away from joining 611 of her fellow young scientists, hailing from 91 countries, in the idyllic surrounds of Lindau for the upcoming 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, dedicated to Chemistry, from June 26 to July 1 2022. 

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A 'SILVER BULLET' AWAKENING

The seed of Mani Sarathy’s love of science—and combustion—can be traced back to his youth growing up in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and specifically to the year 1993. It was during this year that the 13-year-old Sarathy was amazed as he read an article describing the hydrogen fuel cell.

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DISPOSABLE LIFESAVING SENSORS

Large area environmental monitoring can play a crucial role in dealing with crisis situations, such as forest fires or industrial gas and chemical leaks. Forest fires alone are responsible for thousands of fatalities worldwide every year and exposure to the unmonitored emission of toxic gases in industrialised and remote regions can also lead to fatalities and lifelong health issues.

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As a society, our future access to energy will define what we can and cannot do as individuals, nations and as a global human culture. Every aspect of our lives is underpinned by energy and how it is generated and consumed, and we as a race are extremely energy-hungry.

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SCIENCE: THE LANGUAGE OF MODERN LIFE

In the 17th century when colonists arrived in North America, they brought with them a need for iron and iron ore to supplement building and infrastructure needs; to create cooking implements; and to craft tools and weapons, among other uses. In 1783, when the American Revolution ended, to facilitate the burgeoning iron needs of the fledgeling nation, 83 new ironworks were established in the state of Pennsylvania alone, with 30 per cent of the new growth concentrated in the centre of the “Keystone State.”

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THE AUTHENTIC AUSTRALIAN

When Lea Sublett, manager of the University’s Alumni Affairs team, was in high school, all she wanted was a traditional holiday to somewhere like Disneyland, but her free-spirited father had other ideas. Rather than enjoying a “normal” family holiday like her classmates, the young Sublett often found herself in some far-flung locations like Papua New Guinea or the Solomon Islands in pursuit of her father’s love of new and interesting frontiers.

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THE GLOBAL POTENTIAL OF WASTEWATER

A quick online search confirms the unquestionable importance of water globally and the role it plays in human survival. Peiying Hong, an assistant professor of environmental science and engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), dedicates the majority of her time to water research, and in particular, wastewater and harnessing its potential to address global water scarcity and to improve global health issues in developing countries.

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ART AS A WINDOW INTO SIGHT

Artists have long recognised that colour and luminance can play independent roles in visual perception. Picasso once said, “colours are only symbols. Reality is to be found in luminance alone.”


Neuroscientists agree with Picasso, believing that the appearance of objects changes from moment to moment…


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THE SKILL BEHIND THE UTILITARIAN

Ernest Neil Davison began his career in glassblowing 30 years ago in his hometown of Sunderland in the northeast of England. Sunderland has a proud history of glassmaking, and it was in one of the city’s most well-known workshops that Davison began his five-year glassmaking apprenticeship.

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DIVING HEADFIRST INTO MARINE RESEARCH

Seasoned Irish divers Brian Hession and Francis Mallon have witnessed it all during their careers. From intense neurological bends; oxygen toxicity; brushes with aggressive marine life; prickly fire coral and testy hydroids; to the more seasonal nuisances like avoiding weekend leisure boaters.

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My portfolio contains all of my published content, including over 350+ articles for both online and traditional media channels.

My portfolio
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BETWEEN A ROCK AND AN ART SPACE
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EXPLORING OXYGEN SUPERSATURATION
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TESTIMONIALS

Professional and deadline orientated are the words that come to mind when I think of David Murphy. I worked with David at KAUST University. Each writing assignment that I handed him was completed with dedication and completed on time. He is an accomplished writer who can handle anything from journalistic articles to marketing copywriting and web content. In addition, he comes up with ideas for content and recommendations to make processes smoother. I highly recommend David. He was easy to work with and his flexibility as a writer was always appreciated. He would be an asset to any organization.



Through his passion for story-telling, David has contributed enormously to advancing the Alumni Affairs agenda at KAUST. His stories about alumni have captured the essence of what makes our university community truly special, and have perfectly communicated the academic and professional achievements of KAUST alumni living in Saudi Arabia and all over the world. As a colleague, David is highly professional, detail oriented, a fantastic listener, and someone who keeps his promises in delivering a high-quality product by deadline.

FRANCESCA SERRA 
COMMUNICATION STRATEGY LEAD AT KAUST 

I’ve been working with David for years. He is smart, imaginative, and is an excellent science writer who has done great work at KAUST. He contributed greatly to enhancing the university’s visibility through featured articles, accolades, announcements, and documentary scripts using different styles and slants. On a personal level, he is reliable, honest, and has a way of respecting people and putting them at ease that helps to get the most out of them. An enthusiastic team player, David has been a great help to the team on several key occasions.

More testimonials here

 

CLIENTS THAT I HAVE WORKED WITH:

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CONTACT ME

Please contact me to discuss how I can help you with your projects.

+86 156 5807 4005

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