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Josh Butler

Writer/Content Provider

Frome, England

Josh Butler

I am a writer. I've created content for a number of digital publications, covering areas such as sport, technology, literature, history, video gaming and music.

Literally descended from Vikings.

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Federico Chiesa: a calcio love-affair

Despite only being 21-years-old, Chiesa is a familiar name to every red-blooded Florentine.
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Gabriel Batistuta Part Three: The Scudetto at last

“I did not want to punish Fiorentina. Sometimes, though, we have to do things that we don’t want to.”
Tale of Two Halves Link to Story
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The Real Ragnar Lothbrok

Scourge of England and France, father of the Great Heathen Army and lover to a mythical queen.
Historic UK Link to Story
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The man who accidentally rode the tallest ever tsunami

In 1958, Lituya Bay in Alaska bore witness to the largest tsunami ever recorded.
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The Enduring Appeal of the Open World Video Game

In the face of ever-growing change and innovation, why is the open-world RPG still so popular?
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Hang on, Aren’t Burnley Meant to Be Rubbish?

A quick glance at the Premier League table and there’s one team that appears to have been put in the wrong place.
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Antonio Cassano: The Man Who Could Have Been King

A tale of the weird and not-so-wonderful career of one of Italy's greats.
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The Video Games We Want to see Remastered

Picking the classic games we want to see make a comeback.
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Strikers and the ability to hit a cow’s arse with a banjo

We all know the well-worn phrase levelled at misfiring strikers: “That lad couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo.”
Getting Sacked in the Morning Link to Story
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Ferguson hails experienced United

The Red Devils lead their inter-city rivals by five points due in large to a winning streak...
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A Manchester United Fan Confesses His Lust For Juan Mata

As a Manchester United fan, rivalries tend to be at their bitterest when concerned with Manchester City and Liverpool, but in recent years, Chelsea have climbed their way up the enmity ladder.
Sabotage Times Link to Story
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Animals Indigenous to South Africa

An educational unit teaching Grade 5 learners about indigenous South African animals.

About

Josh Butler

I'm a writer. My work has appeared in Historic UK, FourFourTwo, The Sabotage Times and Bleacher Report. I was a staff writer for Fella, an up-and-coming men's lifestyle publication, and currently contribute to the football blogs Getting Sacked in the Morning, Football Football Football and The Tale of Two Halves.

Recently, I worked for two years at Mwabu, an ed tech start-up, where I researched, wrote and designed accessible educational content for learners in developing countries such as South Africa.

Outside of my 9-5 job, I write about sports (football, wrestling, MMA, etc), video games (Crash Bandicoot is somewhat of a hero of mine), history (mostly Vikings), and music – but I'm confident writing convincingly across a broad range of subjects.

I've also just finished my first manuscript for a fantasy novel – 190,000 words in all!

As well as creative and narrative writing, I have experience writing copy for advertising and marketing agencies.

I was part of Fella when it launched and helped it grow to over 100,000 Facebook fans within 6 months. I also boosted engagement with audiences via our social media channels, especially Twitter, where I'm known as something of a serial tweeter. Additionally, I'm a dab hand at Photoshop.

Outside of work, you'll usually find me playing football on Saturdays or heading to the gym.

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joshbutlerwriter.wordpress.com

Skills

  • Educational content writing
  • Photoshop
  • Writing
  • Researching
  • Sports Journalism
  • Feature Writing
  • Social Media
  • Proofing
  • Journalism
  • Digital publishing
  • Content curation