I’ve recently completed an extensive non-fiction work entitled “A Dreadful Pit in Shields”, the story of a long-forgotten scandal in the Methodist community in the North of England in the 1820s, involving anonymous letters, slander, breach of promise, two court trials, newspaper campaigns and an extremely dodgy Methodist minister. An extract can be read here. Previous Work: Creative Writing: Plays: Four productions – Edinburgh Festival Fringe ‘Tartan’ – Almost Free Theatre, London ‘The Price of Experience’ – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh ‘The Smell of Fantasy’ – Royal Court Theatre, London ‘Expatriates’ – Tristan Bates Theatre, London ‘Helen’s Story’ – Peggy Ramsay Foundation Playwriting Award Fiction: ‘The Wardobe’ in ‘I Can Sing, Dance, Rollerskate and Other Stories’  (Scottish Short Stories Collection) Harper-Collins ‘The Poster’ in ‘The Red Hog of Kolima and Other Stories’ (Scottish Short Stories Collection) Harper-Collins Business Writing: 10 years+ association with Motivation Cassettes Ltd writing sales-training and promotional materials predominantly on video and audio-cassette for company sales forces: e.g. I.B.M., Volvo, Prudential, Midland Bank, Kodak, Merck Pharmaceuticals etc, etc Scripting videos for Regulatory Affairs Associates (Michigan) to appear on their (previous) web-site. Writing, rewording and proofing website content for ivafreehelp.co.uk. Editing and rewriting website content for http://www.taxhelp.uk.com Writing and editing listings for CityLocal Barnet Editorial etc: Book abridgement: Including 'Persuasion', 'A Handful of Dust', 'Treasure Island', 'Diary of a Nobody', ‘The Secret Agent’ for Penguin Audio; others for Harper-Collins and Orbis Publishing. Manuscript Assessment: Reader for Scriptvault, Writernet, Royal Court Theatre, London Script Consultancy Editing and Proofreading: Four years working online for document-doctor.co.uk, proofing and editing various forms of text -- academic, promotional and public service. Numerous one-off assignments for friends, acquaintances and business contacts, proofing editing and rewriting private and official letters, cvs, web-content, advertisements, unpublished novels, etc, etc. Other: Audio-book producer (mainly for Chivers Audio Books Ltd). Working with actors such as Juliet Stevenson ('North and South'), Timothy West (The  Flashman Books), Martin Jarvis (’Oliver Twist’), Peter Marinker ('Snow Falling on  Cedars'), Harriet Walter ('The L-Shaped Room'), Tony Britton (Dick Francis and 'The  Mayor Of Casterbridge'), Michael Kitchen ('Wuthering Heights'), Derek Jacobi (Oscar  Wilde Short Stories) and Ken Stott, Peter Firth, Sian Phillips, Bill Paterson, Kelley Hunter, Stella Gonet, Simon Russell Beale, Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox, Julia Sawalha...                              Rossword What I’ve Done