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Member since March, 2004
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I have a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing. I have written pieces for gaming companies and have won several online short story contests. Throughout my career in the UK public sector I have developed my writing skills, preparing reports and assessments for a variety of purposes, including youth courts and child protection conferences. My work is always original, of the highest standard, on time and well evidenced. I look forward to bringing these qualities to your projects.
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Senior Residential Care Officer

Oct 2010 - Aug 2012 (1 year)

Building on my experience writing reports in the youth justice sector, I was responsible for gate-keeping (i.e. proofreading and editing) reports by my colleagues. These reports were a critical opportunity to demonstrate our professionalism and the reports I wrote and gate-kept were always well received by partner agencies.

Youth Offending Team Officer

Oct 2003 - Oct 2010 (7 years)

One of the key aspects of this job was the preparation of high quality court reports to strict deadlines. In seven years, I never submitted a late report. Time after time, judges and magistrates commented on how thorough and well-written my reports were. In particular, colleagues felt they actually knew the young person involved once they had read my work.


BA English

1996 - 1999 (3 years)

MA Creative Writing

2001 - 2003 (2 years)


Certificate of Effective Practice (2010)

I completed this while working in the UK's youth justice sector. It covers many aspects of working with young offenders, including the importance of evidence based practice.


is an online Dungeons & Dragons magazine. You can check out my contribution, the Trap Wisp, here:

Azagar's Book of Rituals

Goodman Games are an RPG publisher. Azagar's Book of Rituals is a resource for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, to which I contributed two entries.


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  • Forum Posting 2
  • Fiction 2
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  • Poetry 0
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