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COI editor seeks assessment of Sheridan "Shed" Simove
Hello volunteers My name is Dan Cook. I do paid editing on behalf of clients, mostly article cleanup. I recently got a request for help with a new article from a British entertainer, Sheridan “Shed” Simove. He had a Wikipedia entry that was posted in 2011 but was deleted this past June. I am reaching out to you because of your interest in editing comedy pages.
I think what happened was Shed attempted to add in new information without disclosing his COI. (I’m pretty sure he did not understand the rules around such editing.) Another editor saw his work, decided he was not notable, and deleted it with little discussion.
I reviewed his coverage and I do believe his is sufficiently notable to merit a rather short article. Would you be willing to review my draft below, since I am in a COI and should not be posting it? I am posting it here before taking it live into the draft space because you folks have an interest in comedy and what makes a comedian notable. Thanks in advance for any guidance. DanDavidCook (talk) 23:13, 26 January 2021 (UTC)
Sheridan "Shed" Simove is a British entertainer, author, entrepreneur, and creator of whimsical inventions, novelty products, and publicity stunts.
Simove was born in Cardiff, Wales, in the U.K. He received his pre-university education in Cardiff and attended Oxford University (Balliol College) where he completed a degree in Experimental Psychology.
Simove began his career in television. In 2001, Simove posed as a 16-year-old schoolboy for eight weeks as part of a Channel 4 documentary called ‘Back to School.' When the head teacher heard about the real reason for the documentary, she escorted the film crew and Simove from the school grounds. Following the documentary team rejection, it was decided to scrap the series and it never aired.
Simove was subsequently appointed commissioning editor of ‘Big Brother’ in the United Kingdom in the mid-2000s. After leaving his production position, he created many novelty products and ran guerrilla marketing campaigns. He also became an author after releasing his first book, ‘Ideas Man.’
In 2008, he created a currency called ‘The Ego.’ As an entertainer, Simove appeared at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2009.
Simove has written and released two novelty books. In 2011, his novelty book, ‘What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex’ was released, containing 200 blank pages It became an Amazon bestseller, reaching #44 on Amazon sales charts.
In 2012, Simove released ‘50 Shades of Gray’ This book also notably contained no content and was full of blank pages in different shades of grey.
His invention ‘Shinder’ was a take on the popular dating app of a similar name, Tinder. Simove was the only male available to date on the platform. Tinder subsequently filed copyright infringement against the platform created by Simove.
His campaign went on to win best Low Budget Campaign at the PRCA awards in 2017.
In 2019, Simove was a speaker at TED in Vitosha, Bulgaria, on “How to be number one in a field of one?”
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