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 system
  • 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
  • Bsc Mathematics, Manchester University, 1967
  • Certificate in Education, Leeds University, 1976
  • MSc Computer Systems, Sunderland University, 1982
  • Diploma in Acupuncture, 2002
  • Aikido (5THdan instructor)
  • Wooden weapons design and construction
  • Acoustic guitar playing
  • Writing