Phone: 0439 88 44 95 (Within Australia)
Who am I?
I’m a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist working out of Sydney, Australia. Contact me on the above links if you’re interested in my writing work. After more than a decade, I’ve got a pretty healthy library of samples I can send you, appropriate to your needs.
So why should you care about that anyway? I mean, what have I done? Well, quite recently I was the editor of Gizmodo Australia; prior to that I was the first editor of CNET.com.au, which means I’ve headed up two of the top consumer technology sites in Australia. Along the way, I’ve written for pretty much every major Australian technology publication, including CNET.com.au, ABC Technology+Games, Gamespot Australia, Gizmodo, Techlife, PC User, Australian Personal Computer, PC World, Atomic MPC, PC & Tech Authority, Bit.com.au, Geare, Technology & Business, Windows Vista Magazine, Netguide Magazine, T3, The Bulletin, Macworld, FHM and Australian Playstation Magazine. I’m probably forgetting a few there, but I think you get the idea.
Who are Alex’s current clients?
As a freelancer, I’m not limited by a single outlet, and likewise, the list of everyone I might write an article for is rather lengthy. To get a current flavour of who I’m writing for, your best bet is to select the “Published” link on the right hand side of the page. If that’s too much effort, just click here. That’ll give you my most recent articles, tagged and identified by the writing client.
If you’re interested in hiring me, drop me a line; I’m always at least open to pitches.
Awards and commendations:
1999: Finalist, AITS IT Writers Awards Best Web Site (apcmag.com)
1999: Finalist, AITS IT Writers Awards Best Web Site (newswire.com.au)
2003: Finalist & Highly Commended, Best Gaming Journalist: Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
Winner: Best Technology Media Website (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2004: Winner: Best Technology Website (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2005: Winner: Best Business Technology Title (ZDNet.com.au) Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2006: Finalist, Best Gaming Journalist: Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2007: Highly Commended, Best Technology Reviewer, Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2008: Finalist, Best Technology Reviewer, Sun Microsystems IT Journalist Awards
2009: Finalist, Best Technology Reviewer, Red Rock Consulting IT Journalist Awards
Winner: Best Columnist, Red Rock Consulting IT Journalist Awards
2010: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards Finalist, Best Reviewer, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards
2011: Finalist, Best Consumer Technology Journalist Microsoft IT Journalist Awards, Finalist, Best Reviewer, Microsoft IT Journalist Awards
Less frequently-asked questions
I’m confused. Who’s this ‘Angus’ Kidman? Is that just you under a pseudonym?
No, not at all. Angus is my brother, and currently editor of Lifehacker.com.au.
If you’re in PR, don’t call him if you want me, unless you’re willing to buy us both an expensive dinner by way of apology. If you’re after his details, I believe they’re available over on his personal Web site.