My name is James Ellis and I am a full-time freelance writer and editor.
My first novel, The Wrong Story (see above) was published in March, 2017 and I am currently editing my second novel. It’s available in all reputable bookshops (and, I hope, a few disreputable shops too), including these online establishments.
I have had a number of short and flash fiction stories published as well as a travelogue of my journey through Central America. I am a Real Writers prizewinner, a Carers UK prizewinner, and I am on the BBC list of Promising Writers.
I also provide a portfolio of writing services including educational, technical, business and proposal authoring; structural and developmental editing for fiction; creative writing tutoring and workshops; and mentoring for unpublished writers. My most recent writing workshops are:
- Editing & Editors – Roles, Responsibilities & Outcomes
- Crowdfunding – a New Paradigm in Publishing
In the past I have worked as a technical author, a user-experience designer, an information consultant for NGOs and charitable organisations, and as an information and solution designer for an outsourcing and consultancy company. I have written for most media, including print, online and AV.
I am a graduate of Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing and I spent my placement working at an Oxford-based literary agency as a submissions reader. I am a member of the International Flann O’Brien Society and the Society Of Authors.
Included in the short stories that I have had published are:
- The Money Launderer’s Box Of Rubbish
- The Fire-Diver’s Assistant
- The Therapist
- A Rare Bird
You can read more about my published work by clicking here.