Some people call it ghosting; others call it co-writing. For one reason or another I have done a lot of work on other people’s life stories. Perhaps it’s because biographies are what I most enjoy reading, and what I most like to write.

When I was a tutor in creative writing - both face-to-face in Adult Education, and as a correspondence tutor with the Open College of the Arts - I specialised in what we called ‘life writing’. As a reader with The Literary Consultancy I specialise in non-fiction and consequently get to work on a number of autobiographical projects.

Over the past ten years I have done editorial and advisory work, mentoring too, with a number of writers whose works have gone through to publication.

They include Terry Darlington’s Narrow Dog to Carcassonne,

and its sequel Narrow Dog to Indian River.

I also worked closely with Peter Webb
on Ice Bears and Kotick, and with Barbara Want on her memoir of her late husband Nick Cooke, Why Not Me?

I continue to work with a number of private clients on personal memoirs, company and family histories.

You can read about the book I wrote with Wasim Khan in the Sports page. There’s also a page about my collaboration with Mike Pannett

– and another on my latest, Robert Stone's Chasing Black Gold.

Should you wish to discuss a project with me, please email me through the Contacts page.