Freelance technology/business journalist and copywriter


I’ve been working in technology and business journalism for nearly 20 years. During this time I have held senior editorial positions at and contributed to a number of business and technology-related publications, including Coin Rivet, Retail Technology Innovation Hub, the GoCardless blogPaymentEyeEssential Retail, Open Banking Hub, Internet of Business, TechHQ and the IMRG blog

Here are some examples of my work.

Retail: why AI is the big opportunity

Duty to report on payment practices legislation: gaining traction or falling flat?

Five ways Alibaba is changing the face of retail

New FCA rules to spark ‘intense payments change’

Analysis: Two sides to the story, says struggling Debenhams

Analysis: Asos sales surge as it eyes global growth

Big Interview: From PayQwiq to Tesco Pay+

Five ways Amazon is reinforcing its core values

FinTech Week London 2017: PSD2 and regulation update panel

Open Banking/PSD2: the impact on security

Open Banking/PSD2: the impact on CFOs

How to break the barriers between digital and physical experiences

If you are looking to commission freelance work (features, articles, interviews etc), you can contact me at: scott.thompson@scottthompsonjournalist.com

I am also available for the following work:

  • Copywriting services
  • Reporting from industry events (able to quickly turnaround high quality copy)
  • Developing and chairing/hosting roundtables, video interviews and webinars (during my time at FStech, Retail Systems and IBS Journal, I worked on a number of roundtables, webinars etc)
  • Awards entry submissions (I have developed and chaired various judging panels for such events as the FStech Awards, Retail Systems Awards and Payments Awards, so can offer lots of ‘inside knowledge’ as to what makes a successful awards submission)
  • Surveys and whitepapers
  • Editing, proof-reading etc

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