I edit and write contemporary non-fiction across a range of genres. Clients include Noel Gallagher, Chris Tarrant and Professor Green.
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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Joe Ogden, January 2019
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I am a freelance proofreader, helping writers, authors, and publishers strive for perfection and sell more books.
Pensacola, FL, USA
An editor with over twelve years of experience in book, magazine, and digital publishing. My "why": communicate, collaborate, create.
Victoria, BC, Canada