My book WE ARE THE MARTIANS: THE LEGACY OF NIGEL KNEALE, featured contributions from the likes of Judith Kerr, Mark Gatiss, Ramsey Campbell, Joe Dante, Kim Newman, Stephen Volk, Jeremy Dyson, and was nominated for a Rondo Hatton Award as Best Book of 2017.
My writing has appeared in the pages of Video Watchdog, Rue Morgue Magazine, and Diabolique, while my scripts for radio have been in development with Holy Mountain Productions for BBC Radio 4.
As a freelance Editor I specialise in Horror, Urban Fantasy, Crime/Mystery, and YA fiction; nonfiction Film & TV projects (criticism, essays, memoir, biography), and screenplays for Film & TV, offering manuscript assessment, structural editing, copyediting, and proofreading.
"Neil Snowdon has a true storyteller’s feel for the shape of a tale. His instinctive suggestions as to “what might come next” can prove invaluable when an author has backed themself into a corner. His story development skills are enviable." - Angela Slatter (World Fantasy Award Winner for The Bitterwood Bible)
"Neil has worked with me in an editorial capacity on two books to date, and both experiences were among the most pleasant, absorbing and fulfilling I’ve had as a writer. He is congenial, well-read (which can save a writer precious time), and experienced, having worked with many of the top names in British and American horror and fantasy; he is also attentive to detail, endlessly patient with revision, and warmly encouraging. In short, a valuable ally in any literary pursuit. I’m looking forward to working with him again." - Tim Lucas
"Working with Neil as an editor has been an absolute pleasure. His breadth of knowledge and his editorial skills are first class and his enthusiasm and friendliness make projects feel genuinely collaborative. In a very short time Neil has established himself as a central figure in the field of genre cinema non-fiction, and his move into editing fiction has been equally successful. I’d recommend Neil’s editorial services wholeheartedly and look forward to working closely with him again in the future." - Tim Major
Editorial services include structural editing, copyediting, proofreading and MS reports, as well as development editing and project management for non-fiction.
Electric Dreamhouse Press
Selecting projects, commissioning writers, overseeing the project from concept to completion/publication, including line editing, layout and design, sourcing images and contacts for filmmaker interviews etc.
● Series Editor - Midnight Movie Monographs: Commissioning and co-ordinating the writing, layout, design, and printing of Cult/Genre oriented Monograph series written by a mix of genre authors, critics and filmmakers. 7 books published to date and more commissioned for future - THEATRE OF BLOOD by Horror Author John Llewellyn Probert MARTIN by Critic Jez Winship DEATH LINE by Filmmaker Sean Hogan TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME by Author/Critic/Screenwriter Maura McHugh (Nominated for British Fantasy Award for ‘Best Non-Fiction’) SPIRITS OF THE DEAD by Film Critic/Historian Tim Lucas LES VAMPIRES by Author Tim Major, HORROR EXPRESS by Author John Connolly, THE BROOD by Critic/comics Artist Stephen R. Bissette, TOMMY by Author Kit Power. Future titles include: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS by Jez Winship, LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH by Lynda E. Rucker, THE TENANT by Samm Deighan, DR. JEKYLL AND THE WOMEN by Kat Ellinger, THE STONE TAPE by Fiona Watson, THE KARNSTEIN TRILOGY by Angela Slatter, SANTA SANGRE by Jon Towlson, JUDEX Tim Lucas, THE COMPANY OF WOLVES by Kat Ellinger, POSSESSION by Maitland McDonagh, CARNIVAL OF SOULS by Stephen Bissette and more...
Writing pitch documents, outlines, treatments and scripts for a variety of clients, in particular Holy Mountain Productions, for Radio Documentaries and Documentary Series for Radio 4 and mercury award winning audio producer Daniel Smith, plus feature film development for independent filmmaker Andrew Griffin.
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