Richard Cosgrove

Freelance writer and sub-editor

United Kingdom

For more than 16 years I have worked on consumer magazines, newspapers and websites in sub-editor and production editor roles. Currently, I provide freelance sub-editor and copy editing services to print and online publishers and private clients, as well as copywriting services.

Specialties: Consumer journalism, copy editing, proofreading, screenwriting, layout sub-editing, financial journalism, current affairs, technology.

International Business Times UK
Every robot in the workplace leads to 6 job losses, says new study

A new American study has found that, on average, a single industrial robot makes six people unemployed. The report, Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets, from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), found that between 1990-2007, the use of robots in industries led to the average loss of 6.2 jobs.

International Business Times UK
Life in North Korea - The last home of Communism

Democratic People's Republic of Korea - better known as simply North Korea - hit the headlines again this week, after it was linked to a major cybersecurity breach of Sony Pictures. North Korea is possible the only truly Communist regime left in the world.

International Business Times UK
Front National's Marine Le Pen wants a 'Frexit' referendum

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far-right political party Front National (FN) has set out the party's aims for France in a convention speech on Sunday (5 February). During her speech to the party's faithful, Le Pen railed against "economic and financial globalisation" and "the jihadist globalisation taking root" in France.

International Business Times UK
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Azerbaijan claims ceasefire despite Armenia reporting artillery attacks

Azerbaijan has said it is ending fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which began overnight on 1 April. However, Armenian forces stationed in the area say that their offensive had continued past 6am today (3 April). In a statement, Azerbaijan's defence ministry told BBC News that "Azerbaijan, showing good will, has decided to unilaterally cease hostilities".

International Business Times UK
Rapist Israeli ex-president Moshe Katsav may leave prison early

Moshe Katsav, the disgraced former president of Israel who was convicted of rape, could be released from jail by the end of the month. A parole board is due to meet on 27 March to decide whether to reduce Katsav's sentence and allow him to leave prison.

International Business Times UK
Newspaper discovers someone is listening in on Norwegian politicians' phone calls

A daily newspaper in Norway has discovered mobile phone surveillance equipment hidden around the country's parliament building. But no one knows who put it there. Aftenposten's report claimed the newspaper found IMSI-catchers - also known as 'stingrays' - placed inside fake mobile phone stations near government and parliamentary buildings in Oslo.

International Business Times UK
Chicago furry convention halted after 'intentional' chlorine gas attack

Thousands of people at the Hyatt hotel in Chicago - the site of a convention of 'furries' - were evacuated on Sunday, after chlorine powder was deliberately spilled in a stairwell. At approximately 12.40am (4.40pm GMT) a 'noxious gas' was reported to be spreading across the ninth floor of the hotel in Rosemont.

International Business Times UK
Intel denies accusations of supporting sexist harassment campaign #Gamergate

IT giant IBM has pulled advertising from video game industry news site Gamasutra after complaints from 'Gamergate' supporters. On 28 August Gamasutra published an article by video game commentator Leigh Alexander arguing the video game industry needs to stop focusing on the 'gamers' audience - commonly seen as being young men - and to start releasing games that appeal to wider audience.