Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond has been working as an IT trade press reporter, writer and editor since 1988.  He has extensive experience covering a range of technologies, including networks, unified communications, security, storage, virtualization and application strategies.

Paul spent 11 years at Network World, the last four as features editor. Under his leadership, Network World’s features department took home a number of editorial excellence awards, including a 1996 Neal Certificate of Merit Award from the Business Press Association and two 1998 awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Paul was also a contributing editor to a Network World special issue that took home a Neal Award in 1997. Prior to being named features editor, Paul served three years as Network World’s news editor, driving all weekly news coverage for the publication.

Paul has also served as editor of Redmond magazine, helping to oversee its successful rebranding in 2004 from the former Microsoft Certified Professional magazine. He was founding editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine, which earned a Neal Award for Best Startup publication of 2005. He was also founding editor of, now known as

From 2006 to 2011, on a contract basis, Paul served as Events Editor for Network World, primarily working on producing content for its IT Roadmap Conference & Expo series. In that capacity, he has served as emcee of many events and produced a series of podcasts with event participants.

Paul is currently principal with PDEdit Inbound Marketing (, an IT publishing and marketing firm he founded in 2001. Originally known as Paul Desmond Editorial Services, the company produces quality content for the IT trade press and vendor communities, including white papers, case studies, blogs and Web sites. Since becoming a HubSpot partner in 2013, PDEdit is now offering complete inbound marketing services and program management.