An Englishman in LA, and a long time writer for Esquire, GQ and others, I'm currently on the faculty at Pacific University's MFA program, a low-residency course in Oregon. I've been an editor with Conde Nast in the UK, I'm currently US Correspondent for Esquire UK, and I'm the author of an investigative non-fiction book, Secrets & Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy (Soft Skull).
I enjoy helping writers find their voice, structure their material and, critically, reach the finish line. If you're considering working with me, please send a few lines about your project, what stage it's at, and what you'd like to achieve. Then perhaps we can jump on the phone and see if we're a good fit.
I lecture, teach, run workshops and mentor students in the MFA program.
I write stories, profiles, interviews, essays and reportage for Esquire UK magazine.
What do we really know about modern practicing polygamistsnot fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBO’s Big Love? We’ve seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news, the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch. But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow those parts of Joseph Smith’s doctr... read more
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I am a copy editor and proofreader with three years of professional experience working on texts for academic and general audiences.
Non-fiction editor with extensive experience in many subjects, gained over 25 years from publishers including Routledge and Palgrave