- Edinburgh, GB
- £10 /hr
- Available now
I am a creative writer with nearly 20 years professional experience. Initially drawn to writing fiction, I've had many short stories published in magazine, e-zines and websites,more...I am a creative writer with nearly 20 years professional experience. Initially drawn to writing fiction, I've had many short stories published in magazine, e-zines and websites, including an anthology which was released in paperback in 2010 by London-based Chipmunka Publishing. Chipmunka also published my debut novel in 2009.
The bulk of my freelance writing is providing content for websites and blogs. I particularly enjoy this because writing for the web allows you cover a wide topic range. It also helps to really hone your writing style in order to give maximum clarity over minumim space. I write on a huge variety of subjects, and pride myself in providing informative information that is written in an entertaining way.
As well as writing myself I tutor creative writing classes at community workshops, sometimes in collaboration with the Scottish Book Trust, sometime organising and promoting these events myself.
Area Covered: Lifestye, Health, History, Politics, Relationships, Travel, Career Information, Art, Music, Cinema
Company Name: Self employed
Summary: I worked for the Scottish Government for over 20 years, latterly in a web team. I am adept at drafting, editing and publishing documents, from minutes of meetings to technical manuals, where complex information has to be broken down into easily-digested chunks! Away from work, I was getting published frequently, including articles in The Herald and Big Issue, as well as contributing to many websites. I decided to go freelance in order to concentrate more fully on my writing.
Job Title: Freelance writer
Company: Self employed
Description: I do contract work for a variety of freelance writing outlets. The article size is generally around 250 words, although I'm currently in the middle of one contract where the demand is for 15 x 1200 word articles.
I pride myself in my ability to stick to strict deadlines and provide copy which requires very little editorial input.
Summary: I was educated at Tynecastle High School, Edinburgh, then at Napier University. At University I studied for a Diploma in Book and Periodical Publishing (this same course has since been upgraded to Degree status).
During my service in the Scottish Government I attended numerous training courses on writing-related topics, such as writing for the web.
Degree: Book Publishing
Field of Study: Media Studies
University / College: Napier, Edinburgh
Very good, efficient and keeps promises
Delivered in a timely manner and was very pleasant to deal with. Thanks!
Mark writes very thoughtfully. Big thanks for very nice articles and a friendly approach to the project.
Thank you Mark, hope we'll have successful cooperation together!
I was great to work with Mark. Good writing skills and great knowledge of wildlife! Would be nice to work with him again.
It was a pleasure to work with Mark, it’s knowledgeable on Natural History and nice to work with. I hope to work with him again!
Absolutely stellar work, this is the second project he has done for me and both times have been most amazing.
It was a pleasure to carry out this writing task for the client. The spec was well laid out, and the communication was excellent.
Absolutely fantastic, understood my needs completely and truly exceeded expectations with his quality research and presentation.
Many thanks for providing the feedback. Extremely encouraging - this project was a pleasure to work on.
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