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As a freelance journalist, I've written for a wide range of magazines, both consumer and B2B, on topics including science and technology, music, writing, and web design. This page gives you easy shortcuts to some of my favourite articles and blog posts.

Some articles are provided as PDFs. If you need a more accessible format, please contact me. Looking for something in particular? Try the search or contact me.

Raspberry Pi and Microbit Articles

Four LEDs on a breadboard connected to a Raspberry Pi

Scratch Tutorials

Screenshot of Shaun the Sheep Football

Science and Technology Articles

Photo of Sean wearing Google Glass

Writing Tips and Tutorials

Writing resources (typewriter photo)

Music Journalism and Arts

Image from Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings

Music Recording and Promotion Tutorials

Photo of the Novation Mininova with distorted colours so the white keys are vibrant green

Web Design Tutorials

Photo of a woman wearing 3D glasses Photo credits:Typewriter by rawpixel.com, art by Brian Eno, Abacus by Chrissy Jarvis. Glasses by Adobe Stock. Others by Sean McManus.


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Discover my latest books

100 Top Tips: Microsoft Excel

100 Top Tips: Microsoft Excel

Power up your Microsoft Excel skills with this powerful pocket-sized book of tips that will save you time and help you learn more from your spreadsheets.

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Scratch Programming IES

This book, now fully updated for Scratch 3, will take you from the basics of the Scratch language into the depths of its more advanced features. A great way to start programming.

Mission Python book

Mission Python

Code a space adventure game in this Python programming book published by No Starch Press.

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps book

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Discover how to make 3D games, create mazes, build a drum machine, make a game with cartoon animals and more!

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Set up your Raspberry Pi, then learn how to use the Linux command line, Scratch, Python, Sonic Pi, Minecraft and electronics projects with it.



In this entertaining techno-thriller for adults, Sean McManus takes a slice through the music industry: from the boardroom to the stage; from the studio to the record fair.

Scratch and Raspberry Pi resources

Scratch cat with balloons invites you to visit my Scratch resources

Sean's Scratch Resources

Tips, tutorials and free book chapters for Scratch, a coding language widely used in schools.

Four LEDs on a breadboard connected to a Raspberry Pi

Sean's Raspberry Pi Resources

Tutorials and guides for the Raspberry Pi, a budget computer perfect for learning to program.

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