Frederick Nicholas (Nick) Waites
01388 605710, 07939 100385

24 Windsor Terrace, Leeholme, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL14 8HZ

Professional Profile After leaving Manchester University (UMIST) with a degree in mathematics I joined Marconi Radar Systems, Leicester as a Systems Engineer. After four years at Marconi I took up a teaching post at New College Durham and remained there for over 20 years. During this time I co-authored a number of IT textbooks. After leaving New College I started a small publishing house with  business partner and became a full-time author and publisher specializing in IT textbooks and online educational material. We discontinued the company in 2007 and currently I  do freelance computer work, mostly relating to website design and construction.
  • IT and computing teacher
  • Author, IT textbooks
  • Publisher, IT textbooks
  • Programming
  • Online teaching materials author, IT
  • Online educational systems designer
  • Website designer
Professional Accomplishments Teaching

  • Lecturer in IT
  • Senior IT lecturer
  • Responsibility for staff development in IT



  • Co-author/author of 8 published IT-related text books
  • Creation of e-textbook modules for IT
  • Creation of Online GCSE Information Systems material
  • Creation of Online BTEC IT Practitioners material



  • Creation of customizable e-textbook system
  • Creation of GCSE Information Systems online system
  • Creation of BTEC IT Practitioners online
  • Creation of numerous websites
Work History 1970 – 74

Systems Engineer, Marconi Radar Systems, Leicester


1974 – 97

Lecturer in IT, New College, Durham


1997 – 2007

Publisher/Author, Brancepeth Computer Publishers Ltd, Durham


2007 –

Freelance Computer Services


Education Bsc Mathematics, Manchester University, 1967

Certificate in Education, Leeds University, 1976

MSc Computer Systems, Sunderland University, 1982


Interests Aikido (5TH dan instructor)

Wooden weapons design and construction

Acoustic guitar playing


References [References are available upon request.]


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