I have a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing. I have written pieces for gaming companies and have won several online short story contests.
Throughout my career in the UK public sector I have developed my writing skills, preparing reports and assessments for a variety of purposes, including youth courts and child protection conferences.
My work is always original, of the highest standard, on time and well evidenced. I look forward to bringing these qualities to your projects.
A repeat customer of James' - always a pleasure working with. His quality is top notch, A+. Thanks!
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[21 March, 2013] Great wit & creativity - it\'s nice to have James\' personality come through in his writing. It gives life to the writing and makes it more enjoyable to read.
[21 March, 2013] James goes above & beyond the call of duty to make his writing professional. He\'s worth every penny.
[21 March, 2013] Excellent review! Looking forward to see what\'s next!
[21 March, 2013] James\' writing is absolutely superb - a cut above the rest. He\'s definitely a re-hire. Great job on this and the rest of the projects you\'ve done for me, James!
Building on my experience writing reports in the youth justice sector, I was responsible for gate-keeping (i.e. proofreading and editing) reports by my colleagues. These reports were a critical opportunity to demonstrate our professionalism and the reports I wrote and gate-kept were always well received by partner agencies.
Youth Offending Team Officer
Gateshead Youth Offending Team
Oct 2003 - Oct 2010 (7 years)
One of the key aspects of this job was the preparation of high quality court reports to strict deadlines. In seven years, I never submitted a late report. Time after time, judges and magistrates commented on how thorough and well-written my reports were. In particular, colleagues felt they actually knew the young person involved once they had read my work.
MA Creative Writing
2001 - 2003
1996 - 1999
Certificate of Effective Practice
I completed this while working in the UK's youth justice sector. It covers many aspects of working with young offenders, including the importance of evidence based practice.
Azagar's Book of Rituals
Goodman Games are an RPG publisher. Azagar's Book of Rituals is a resource for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, to which I contributed two entries.
koboldquarterly.com is an online Dungeons & Dragons magazine. You can check out my contribution, the Trap Wisp, here:
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