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PC Pro's Jon Honeyball nominated as Columnist of the Year

Jon Honeyball

By Barry Collins

Posted on 24 Apr 2013 at 10:47

PC Pro's Jon Honeyball has been nominated as Columnist of the Year by the Professional Publishers Association.

Jon, who has written for PC Pro since the first issue in 1994, joins an illustrious shortlist of nominees.

He's nominated alongside The Sunday Times and Esquire critic, AA Gill; Top Gear presenter and writer James May; comedian and Radio Times columnist Sarah Millican; and the recently deceased Sir Patrick Moore from The Sky At Night.

"Jon's unvarnished truth about the IT industry is one of the key reasons why PC Pro remains the UK's biggest selling computing monthly," said editor, Barry Collins. "Almost 20 years after he first appeared in PC Pro, he’s still the voice of British technology."

Jon earned his nomination for three Epilog columns: his showcasing of a British technology firm producing waterproof coatings for smartphones in the April 2012 edition; his demolition of the government's plans to spend billions of pounds on a high-speed rail network instead of fibre broadband in June 2012; and his typically blunt assessment of Windows 8 two months later.

Jon's Epliog columns are only available in PC Pro magazine every month. You can subscribe to PC Pro and get your first three issues for only £1 here.

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User comments

Congrats to Jon

Well deserved, easily the best columnist in PC Pro, and one of the primary reasons I still subscribe. Crucially he is someone who operates in the real world, his coverage of PC *and* Macs is always welcome, by someone like me operating in the same profession. Totally agree with his opinions on Windows 8 too!

By isofa on 24 Apr 2013

well done Jon

I often find myself disagreeing with the content but your work is always worth a read, clear, concise, knowledgeable and wonderfully contentious.
A worthier winner, I could not imagine.

By nickallison on 24 Apr 2013

Well deserved Jon

He totally got my vote for the article regarding Windows Phone Updates. He matched and conveyed my anger perfectly.

By JustUmmar on 24 Apr 2013

Congrats. Now be quick, ask for a pay rise.

By Mark_Thompson on 24 Apr 2013

Well done

I hope he gets the nod.

By big_D on 24 Apr 2013


Congratulations Jon, such a pleasure to read your articles, both your point of view and your erudition. Glad to see you up for an award, the best of luck to you; and thank you for the many years of articles that we enjoy so much.

By simontompkins on 24 Apr 2013


Very well deserved, a really great writer and all round clever bod.

By ChrisH on 24 Apr 2013


Absolutely agree, congratulations. The fact that I can remember all three of the columns mentioned (and this is coming from a man who can't remember getting up this morning) says all you need to know about the quality of Jon's writing. Good luck!

By Tool8 on 25 Apr 2013

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