A career in word and pictures

As an award-winning editor, photographer and communicator, Chris offers passion, pace and precision to help deliver your communications project

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Award-winning career as a journalist, editor and photographer

Chris McGachy’s award-winning career spans 30 years as a journalist, photographer and magazine editor covering work in national newspapers, sports photography, senior management in government communications and most recently an industry spokesman in the optical sector.

Chris McGachy appearing on BBC News as a spokesman for the optical industry
Helping business and industry get their message across on TV to a wider audience of opinion formers.

Passionate all-round communicator

A passionate, communications all-rounder, Chris started out as a journalist at a national news agency in Scotland, then worked as a Press Office in Whitehall before establishing himself a freelance career as a magazine editor, producing titles in the tourism, health, industry and lifestyle sectors.

TV Host Fiona Bruce presents a coveted Plain English award to DTI News editor, Chris McGachy
TV Host Fiona Bruce presents a coveted Plain English award to DTI News editor, Chris McGachy

Following early retirement in May 2019, he continues to work with words and photography as a travel writer under the Globe Trotsky blog brand.

“For me the buzz is to see a story crystalise and come together: the headline, the image, the story and the layout to capture the reader’s interest. Okay, and maybe my byline too!”

Chris McGachy, Dropcapz Editor

Versatile magazine editor

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Experienced international sports photographer

Chris has worked as a top-flight sports photographer covering UEFA and FIFA competitions including Champions League and European International Finals. He is a regular photographer at English Premier League games and has photographed both English and Scottish Cup finals throughout his career.

He has worked as an accredited photographer for many international picture agencies with photographic credits worldwide. Photographing the UEFA European Championships in Austria and Switzerland, he covered 17 games in eight cities over four weeks including both semis and the final.

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Strategic Communications Consultant

Through his freelance agency, Dropcapz Communications, Chris is also for hire as an editorial consultant helping businesses and organisations improve their strategic communications and messaging.

Dropcapz has a range of clients from government departments and large international organisations to smaller business networks and private companies.

Completed projects include magazines, brochures, regular newsletters, social media management, podcast and video blogs across business sectors covering industry, politics, health, regulatory, travel, transport, leisure and charity.

Dropcapz can also provide document consolidation and proofing services, business and conference photography and portraiture. Dropcapz can also offer a combined conference and exhibition solution consisting of both editorial and photography services.

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