Lucian Randall

Lucian Randall - Editor Tick

London, UK

I edit and write contemporary non-fiction across a range of genres. Clients include Noel Gallagher, Chris Tarrant and Professor Green.

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I have been a commissioning editor with more than 15 years of experience in creating best-selling trade publishing working for companies such as John Blake and Carlton Books and I have also been a non-fiction author of biography. I ghostwrite and have also worked to extensively rewrite titles with problems to bring them up to scratch. I have a background in contemporary culture and also copy edit across a range of genres and areas in non-fiction trade publishing. I'm fast, accurate and nice to work with and full of ideas too.
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
Music
Politics & Current Affairs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Sex & Relationships
Sports & outdoor recreation
True Crime

Work experience

Writer, editor, ghostwriter, structural editor

Self-employed
October, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

My recent work has included writing and editing Professor Green's successful autobiography Lucky (Stephen Manderson, 2015), also managing Blink Publishing titles to final proofs, including writing, structural editing and sourcing freelance staff; Constable & Robinson (2015-to date), structural editing and rewrites; project management for John Blake Publishing (Jul 2011-to date), including fully illustrated Channel 5's Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways; editing, researching and writing for Guinness World Records annuals and GWR corporate editions (Mar 2012-Nov 2014). As a biographer and ghost writer, work has included John Altman's autobiography (In the Nick of Time – he was Nick Cotton in EastEnders) published 2016; previous titles under my own name include Noel Gallagher: the biography (John Blake, 2012), Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris (Simon & Schuster, 2010), Ginger Geezer: The Life of Vivian Stanshall (Fourth Estate, 2001), Brigitte Nielsen (You Only Get One Life, John Blake 2011) and Krays associate Mike Fawcett (private commission, 2011)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Noel Gallagher - the Biography

Lucian Randall

Noel Gallagher is as well-known for his singer-songwriter talent as he is for his controversial, outspoken statements and his tempestuous relationships. Noel found worldwide acclaim with Oasis and influence the musical style of a generation. At the forefront of the Britpop movement in the Nineties, Noel was responsible for writing some of the big anthems, including 'Wonderwall', 'Don't Look Ba... read more

Noel Gallagher is as well-known for his singer-songwriter talent as he is for his controversial, outspoken statements and his tempestuous relationships. Noel found worldwide acclaim with Oasis and influence the musical style of a generation. At the forefront of the Britpop movement in the Nineties, Noel was responsible for writing some of the big anthems, including 'Wonderwall', 'Don't Look Ba... read more

Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris

Lucian Randall

The Sunnewspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though Morris's uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians which included Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber, Stewart Lee an... read more

The Sunnewspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though Morris's uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians which included Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber, Stewart Lee an... read more

Ginger Geezer: The Life of Vivian Stanshall

Lucian Randall, Chris Welch

The extraordinary story of Vivian Stanshall, lead singer of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, true British eccentric.Charismatic and flamboyant, Vivian Stanshall was a natural frontman for The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. The eccentric group who satirised trad jazz, pop and rock, reached Number five with ‘I’m The Urban Spaceman’ in 1968. A punishing schedule of tours and television followed, including wo... read more

The extraordinary story of Vivian Stanshall, lead singer of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, true British eccentric.Charismatic and flamboyant, Vivian Stanshall was a natural frontman for The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. The eccentric group who satirised trad jazz, pop and rock, reached Number five with ‘I’m The Urban Spaceman’ in 1968. A punishing schedule of tours and television followed, including wo... read more

Lucky

Stephen Manderson

It was never easy for Professor Green. Born into a tough Hackney estate and raised by his grandmother, the rapper was always learning the hard way - whether at school, on the streets of east London or during impromptu freestyling shows at friends' house parties. Indeed life and music have always been intertwined for the young rapper, but it wasn't until he was 18 that the two were brought into... read more

It was never easy for Professor Green. Born into a tough Hackney estate and raised by his grandmother, the rapper was always learning the hard way - whether at school, on the streets of east London or during impromptu freestyling shows at friends' house parties. Indeed life and music have always been intertwined for the young rapper, but it wasn't until he was 18 that the two were brought into... read more

Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys

Chris Tarrant

Over the last two and a half years, Chris Tarrant has travelled, literally, all around the world filming Extreme Railway Journeys for Channel 5. The hugely successful TV series is already being repeated, and broadcast rights have been, and continue to be, picked up in other countries, while it is also being released on DVD. Chris’s journeys have taken him to the Congo, India, Australia, Bolivi... read more

Over the last two and a half years, Chris Tarrant has travelled, literally, all around the world filming Extreme Railway Journeys for Channel 5. The hugely successful TV series is already being repeated, and broadcast rights have been, and continue to be, picked up in other countries, while it is also being released on DVD. Chris’s journeys have taken him to the Congo, India, Australia, Bolivi... read more

Total Running

Wild Bunch Media

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Joe Ogden

I highly recommend working with Lucian. As a first time writer I've certainly needed a fair amount of guidance and support and Lucian has been there throughout the process to advise and answer any (many) questions. The edit he has done has vastly improved my book and I am very grateful for all he has done. Thanks for everything.

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Joe Ogden, January 2019

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