Jonah Newton started writing at a young age. His early life was spent in India, where it was part of the family tradition to sit together in the evenings and to tell stories and sing songs. It was therefore inevitable that Jonah developed some timely ambition to be a poet and storyteller.
He was subsequently brought up near Cardiff in South Wales. After being involved with various school publications, Jonah eventually managed to get his first ‘grown up’ short stories published in the Anglo-Welsh magazine Momentum. This was followed up by further work in Cambrensis magazine, for which, he was a regular contributor.
As a student, Jonah attended classes in Creative Writing at UWE, Bristol, and post-university, continued working on a number of projects, including a set of scripts for a breakfast show on Valleys Radio. Further work included factual and satirical articles for UK and USA-based publications such as ITWales.com, the Journal of Irreproducible Results, and Null Hypothesis. Jonah has also had stories and poems published in Outlaw magazine and Writer’s Muse magazine.
During his writing career, he has attended the Spotlight on Writing group (Altrincham), the Manky Poets (Manchester) and the Caerphilly Writing Circle. In addition, Jonah has hosted a number of Creative Writing classes at Pontypridd College, South Wales.
After school, Jonah followed a BSc (Hons) degree course in Applied Biological Sciences at UWE, Bristol, and subsequently worked as a Biomedical Scientist at the Dept. Laboratory Medicine, Salisbury District Hospital. During this time, Jonah also completed an MSc degree in Clinical Chemistry (also at UWE, Bristol).
In order to develop and follow his interests in Technical Authorship, Jonah then followed an MSc degree course in Computer Studies at the University of Glamorgan. He subsequently gained experience as a Technical Author in the IT industry creating end-user documentation for a laboratory information management system.
Jonah currently works as Technical Author, specialising Health & Social Care systems software. He has recently completed a BA (Hons) degree in English and Creative Writing through the Open University. This helped to further develop and explore his interests in the effective use of the English language. (A full Academic and Educational Profile may be viewed via ‘LinkedIn’).
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