The People Who Make it Happen - Our Authors

Lindsey Kennedy

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Lindsey is a freelance, free range technology journalist and former editor of the business and tech sites SME Insider and GT News, where she wrote extensively on cloud technology, online security and privacy, and IT innovation. Her work has also appeared in The Guardian, How We Get To Next, ClickZ, PaymentEye and Cambridge TV. Since swapping London for the life of a digital nomad, she can often be found scouting Southeast Asian beaches for the perfect “office” hammock.

With hackers getting smarter, identity theft on the rise and new threats emerging all the time, it’s never been more crucial to invest in top quality, rock-solid protection for all your devices.

Lindsey.k@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

 Jay Jackson

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Jay Jackson is a tech enthusiast and a freelance writer. His educational background in information technology and copywriting gives him a broad base from which to approach various topics. He works closely with brands that want to see their Google search rankings surge. He enjoys writing; blog posts, guides, product reviews, eBooks, and whitepapers. His articles focus on balancing informative with SEO needs–but never at the expense of providing an entertaining read.

Jayj@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

Bev Walton

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Bev Walton

A chef of over 35 years with experience in all types of cuisine, dietary plans, recipe development, health, and nutrition. I have been writing for over 10 years for both magazines, websites and ghostwriting for ebooks, Kindle and fully published books. I have a degree in nutrition and dietetics and work with restaurants and organizations within the healthcare profession. I also enjoy taking high-quality photographs of recipes created.

Bev.w@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

 Joe Henneman

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Joe Hanneman

I’ve been interested in genealogy for decades, as an adopted child, it was something that would constantly be at the back of my mind. I trained as a journalist but as my side hobby I started writing and researching DNA. As a result of using DNA testing kits, I found my half brother and then a further two half-siblings. I now have an more extended family than I could have imagined and I spend my time with them and my dogs, sometimes catching a ball game.

Joe.h@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

Derek Cromwell

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Derek Cromwell

In addition to working for an ISP for a few years managing the tech support division, with over a decade in writing as a generalist I’ve covered a number of topics relative to VPN including:

 

 

  • Privacy and avoiding censorship through encrypted traffic via VPN
  • Using VPN services to bypass site/service blocks
  • Business use cases for VPN, particularly with remote workers
  • Asset intelligence networks
  • VPNs and SD-WAN in relation to enterprise networks
  • AV in the age of the internet of things (IoT) and smart object (applies, smart home products, etc.)
  • AV as it pertains to risk management and compliance for things like PCI and HIPAA along with general enterprise security (how infections happen, preventive measures with employees, etc.)

Derek.c@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

Nicky Hoseck

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With a MA degree from the University of London, I went out into the world of journalism but soon the desire for writing, reading and avoiding arithmetic took me on a different path. When I’m not writing about VPNs, historical heroes and travel, you’ll find me riding horses on the Wild Coast of South Africa or looking after baby goats on our smallholding.

Nicky.h@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

Liz Hands

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I’m a British journalist who has written about everything from fast cars to fashion, health to human interest, travel to tech. I’m now living in Singapore where a VPN is vital for catching up on all my guilty pleasure British tv shows! When I’m not writing, I’m spending time with my kids, horse riding or binge-watching Netflix until long after I should have gone to bed!”

Liz.h@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

Rebecca Lori

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Rebecca is a freelance content writer, social media specialist and designer who is based in the UK. Her passions include travel, technology and art.

 

 

Rebecca.l@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

Maria Perinic

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Completing my Bachelor’s degree in Australia, I got bitten by the travel bug and packed my bags for Europe, now living in the sunny coastal town of Zadar, Croatia. Here I completed my Master’s in Journalism and Public Relations. Being an avid Game of Thrones fan and self-confessed bookworm I constantly find myself getting lost in the lives of fictional characters like Daenerys Targaryen, and wouldn’t mind having a couple of dragons of my own.

Maria.p@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

Rachel Carr

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I came to know the pros and cons of various VPNs whilst living abroad in Germany for a couple of years but still wanted to watch British TV. Now, living back in the UK, I split my time between writing, blogging and looking after my son & dog. When I get spare time, I like to cook and indulge in a glass of red.

You are always welcome to contact me at

Rachel.c@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

Our Past Authors:

JAMES GUILL

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I’ve been involved in computers since most of you were in diapers. Since the mid-1990s, I’ve been a tech head and parlayed that into a career in the IT. Name a major company (Compaq, Dell, Bank of America, Capital One) and chances are I have worked for or supported them in the past. Now I am here to tell you which VPN and antivirus products you should use on your computer.

You are always welcome to contact me at James.g@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

ESME MAZZEO

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I am a writer from New York with an interest in entertainment, lifestyle, and technology. I have a MA in Journalism from Hofstra University. I enjoy any excuse to eat food and then write about it. In my spare time you can find me on the couch binge-watching TV or at a Broadway show.

You are always welcome to contact me at esme@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions or visit my personal site.

LAURA KLOOT

Author Laura Kloot

I’m a seasoned writer, covering a wide range of consumer-interest topics, from technology and software to jewelry and cosmetics. Everything to do with consumerism in our hi-tech age is fascinating to me, including how technologies can help small businesses. I received my Masters of Communications degree from RMIT University in Australia.

You are always welcome to contact me at laura@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

CHRISTINA WILLIAMS

Author Christina Williams

Christina Williams is a journalist who specializes in entertainment and tech. She attended New York University before jumping into the world of startups and technology. She currently works as a News Desk Editor for Engadget and a News Writer for Screen Rant. Her hobbies include reading, writing and traveling the world.

You are always welcome to contact her at christina@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

SARAH TURNER

Twitter: @wayfaringsarah

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I am a cybersecurity blogger, creative freelancer, avid traveler, and technology guru. Working as a writer, photographer and film-maker, I’m always searching for best new gadgets, apps and tools to enhance my work!

You are always welcome to contact me at sarah@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions or visit my personal site.

 

NATHLINE CARISTIL

Twitter: @cannacaristil

Author Nathline Caristil

I am a content writer and copywriter who has mastered the art of Netflix n’chill.

 

 

 

You are always welcome to contact me at nathline@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions or visit my personal site.

JAMES MILIN-ASHMORE

Twitter: @jamoashmore

Author James Milin-Ashmore

James Milin-Ashmore is a writer from London. He has a keen interest in technology and online security, regularly testing out the latest software to watch sport from around the world.

You are always welcome to contact him at: James@bestonlinereviews.com for any comments and suggestions.

 

LORRAINE COLON

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As a content strategist, when Lorraine isn’t nerding out on computer games (she’s a tetris freak!), she’s keeping an eye out for all of the latest industry trends making sure to never miss out on a bit of tech news and keep us in the loop. With a clear passion for tech and writing, she’s always got the latest news.

You are always welcome to contact her at lorraine@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

AMBER HILL

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When Amber isn’t testing all of the VPNs and Antivirus Software the world has to offer, she can usually be found on a crazy road trip exploring the outdoors – most likely hanging from a rock. She loves a bit of adventure and you can certainly see that spark in her passion for tech writing. A great asset to the Best Online Reviews team, there isn’t a VPN out there she hasn’t heard of, if that’s not a skill we don’t know what is.

You are always welcome to contact her at amber@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

ARYA ATTAR

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Arya’s passions include dancing, cooking, coffee (that is a passion right?) and anything techy related. With a degree in software engineering, Arya left the high pressured industry to come work for us at Best Online Reviews. She therefore has a great technical approach when it comes to testing softwares and analyzing VPNs.

You are always welcome to contact her at arya@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

CHEYENNE MATHEWSON

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Cheyenne is an avid baker and we extra love him for all the cookies he brings to the office (can’t say the same for our waistlines) – With a degree in IT, he’s an awesome researcher and always reviews from a great techy perspective, which we love!

You are always welcome to contact him at cheyenne@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments and suggestions.

 

CHRISTIAN NICOLSON

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I like playing football in my spare time but also reading up on all of the latest tech news. I once had dreams of building robots and designing code, but then I realized I’m better at reading, processing and writing about it, than doing it myself!

You can contact me at christian@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments or suggestions.

 

DEEANN BELMONET

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I’m a sucker for all things VPN-related – I really love the way that VPNs can give you instant access to content and other things you wouldn’t have been able to see just browsing regularly from your computer! I’m a stickler for the free, open internet – and I like to bring it to the people too.

You can contact me at deann@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments or suggestions.

 

EMERY SHORT

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‘Technical writer’ is practically my middle name! I’m a fan of all things world wide web-related, as well as writing in general. I’ve been writing since I was young, but never found something I’m as truly passionate about as I am about technological advances.

Feel free to get in touch with me at emery@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments or suggestions.

 

FOSTER INGHAM

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My favorite thing about writing for Best Online Reviews is that it gives me loads of access to the important things of the modern age – internet security, ID protection and how to keep yourself safe and secure when you’re going about your everyday life.

You can contact me at foster@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments or suggestions.

 

HECTOR ALVAREZ

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I’m fairly new to some of these things – I’d never even used a VPN before a friend introduced me to the benefits of surfing worldwide, but now I’m a fully bought-up convert! I love to see what else is out there which can help me improve my online browsing experience, and when I do, I’ll be writing about it, to share with you!

You can contact me at hector@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments or suggestions.

 

KERRI LEONARDSO

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Kerri’s my name, and Antivirus and VPN is my game! I started out writing about VoIP and DNA Testing, but found myself being more naturally drawn to the more technical, protective side of things. Otherwise, I love all things animal-related, and can be found either writing my heart out or walking one of my three dogs.

You can contact me at kerri@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments or suggestions.

 

LEI XUN

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Howdy! I’m Lei, and I bring my own spin to classic technical reporting – I keep up to date on the technical world, and have been known to stay up all night live streaming the release of new technology – I even waited for 3 days in line for a new iPhone!

You can contact me at lei@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments or suggestions.

 

REBECCA SHARMAN

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I’m Rebecca – when I’m not writing – about tech, the environment or other exciting stuff, I’m playing with my kids and cooking something delicious! I remember what it’s like to grow up without a mobile phone, let alone smartphone, and marvel at how far technology has evolved in our lifetime!

You can contact me at rebecca@bestonlinereviews.com with any comments or suggestions.