If you have a story to tell – about your life or professional expertise – I can help you as collaborator and ghostwriter. As a professional author and journalist I can shape and relate your experience in a polished, engaging manuscript ready for publishers.
How I can help you with you story:
• Writing a crisp, appealing narrative
• Ensuring your voice and experiences are portrayed accurately
• Help with shaping your story into an enticing account
• Assisting with issues concerning the editing and publishing processes
• Writing a synopsis and chapter outline for publishers/agents
• Treating all material in confidence
My skills are built on having edited, researched and written books in the genres of non-fiction and memoir. One of the books I had the strongest engagement with was Camera Girl, which entailed liaising with the author's family to edit and select material for what was a sensitive but ultimately uplifting autobiography. I have also just edited a moving memoir about abuse called Playland, which will be published in March. I am currently collaborating on two more titles, including writing a memoir for a former Scotland Yard detective.
I am experienced in cultivating a subject's voice, shaping material into an engrossing narrative, and preparing a text for publication. As a freelance journalist I have a wealth of experience in working on special publications about subjects ranging from the Second World War to pop music to true crime.
My skills include ensuring an author's voice shines out, giving their narrative a structure that will grip readers, and that the writing is crisp, accurate and engrossing. I enjoy working with authors to organise their material and refine the unique, intriguing elements of their story.
As a writer and editor I have a wealth of experience, working regularly with Mirror Books, for whom I have edited several non-fiction titles – including Camera Girl (a memoir by a pioneering Fleet Street woman Doreen Spooner), One Last Job (the Hatton Garden robbery story by Tom Pettifor and Nick Sommerlad), and The Green Bicycle Mystery (Antony M Brown).
The areas I have worked in most are personal memoirs and police/crime accounts, though I am always open to new genres.
My own writing includes the 2017 book The Hunt for the 60s' Ripper, about the investigation of a notorious west London case, and short stories published in anthologies Action: Pulse Pounding Tales and Crime Factory.
Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and The Who were all performing in the Queensway and Shepherd’s Bush areas of London in 1964-65, but in those same areas during the early hours a meticulous serial killer was stalking local prostitutes, dumping their naked bodies on the streets. While London was famed for its trendy boutiques, ground-breaking movies and its Carnaby Street vibe, the reality included a... read more
Camera Girl is the true story of a woman fighting to save the family she loves. When the bailiff’s came knocking, Doreen discovered that her husband was an alcoholic and her family was on the brink of financial ruin. There was only one thing she could do; in order to save her children, she was going to have to walk away from them.At the start of the sixties, the London newsroom of a national n... read more
The iconic £14million Hatton Garden raid of 2015 has already entered criminal folklore.This book cuts through the myth to reveal the astonishing true-life story of its elderly mastermind, Brian Reader.Gang insiders, family, friends and detectives talk for the first time about Reader’s six-decade career, from mixing with the Krays and the cream of the London underworld to an ill-fated collabora... read more
"This book should not be purchased by asthmatics or heavy smokers as it leaves a fit person breathless with excitement." ***** Crimesquad.com37 Action-packed Pulse Pounding Tales!That’s exactly what you get in this collection of action stories from top thriller authors Stephen Leather, Matt Hilton, Zoë Sharp, Adrian Magson, Steven Savile and many more, including stories from exciting up-and-co... read more
The eleventh issue of the Spinetingler Award-Winning magazine, CRIME FACTORY.Hot off the production line, we've got interviews galore, with Road To Perdition writer MAX ALLAN COLLINSl comics-superstar JIMMY PALMIOTTI; PAUL BISHOP, MEL ODOM & ERIC BEETNER discussing boxing pulp novels; JOHN HARRISON on his Hip-Pocket Sleaze.Fiction by JONATHAN WOODS; MICHAEL A. GONZALES; MATTHEW C. FUNK; MICHAE... read more
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Experienced ghostwriter, author and copy-editor. Personable and very versatile. I specialise in biography, sport, food and popular history.
I've written some 150 history, military history, business, leadership, and biographical books and have ghosted or edited many more.