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Paul A.

Imaginative & creative writer/former BBC producer
  |   Vera, Andalucia
  |  12:33 am Local Time


Former BBC TV and radio producer turned freelance writer. I am a highly creative, imaginative writer, capable of a fast turnaround. I will help you achieve the results you desire, whether that's article writing, editing and writing web content, or proof reading.

I'm incredibly versatile and can write in any style you like for print or web. My work is lively, fresh, original, and rich in content. The work is ready when you want it. I have never missed a deadline.

I have more than 10 years experience as a writer and producer for the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) on radio, television and online.
Service Description
I am now a freelance writer, having spent more than a decade as a writer and producer with the BBC in London. I wrote and produced many high profile documentaries, news and magazine programmes for UK and international audiences. Often the work was completed under the pressure of tight deadlines. I undertook thorough and exhaustive research for every programme I worked on.

I'm a versatile writer and write in many genres: health, travel, entertainment, hobbies, news, and sports. My area of expertise is science writing.

I have an absolute passion for writing, and put all my energy, skills, and creativity into everything I do.


Creativity: I'm a highly creative writer who is always thinking about writing fresh, crisp, imaginative content.

Research: I'm used to collecting and accurately interpreting complex material, and making this accessible to all.

Accuracy: This has been honed during my many years as a BBC writer and producer.

Communication: Excellent writing and communication skills in many genres. I write in a clear and concise manner.

As an experienced writer and media professional I can offer you the following services.

Magazine articles covering any genre
Web content
Press releases
... and more .....
University of London
BSc Biological Sciences - 2:1
1994 - 1998
British Broadcasting Corporation
TV and Radio Producer
1998 - 2008
July 2007-May 2008 Multimedia Science Co-ordinator I designed and implemented multi-platform strategies for collaborative projects in science broadcasting (TV/radio/online) across the entire BBC. April 2005-July 2007 TV Producer Producer of daily news programmes on several BBC networks. I was responsible for all scripts and finished films, ensuring accuracy, originality and flair. We covered a wide spectrum of topics: politics, world events, science and entertainment. Occasionally, I edited the Newsround website, (national and international news for children overseeing all copy and pictures, checking facts and maintaining a fresh, appealing and imaginative style. April 2002-March 2005 Assistant TV Producer My role was to write, film and edit short stories for daily news programmes. My main achievement was writing, filming, and directing a children's documentary on climate change in Antarctica. February 1998-April 2002 Radio Producer (Senior Producer from 2001) I co-wrote and produced dozens of high profile science documentaries for national and international (World Service) radio audiences. The topics covered a broad range of sciences from therapeutic cloning and stem cell technology to the workings of the Vatican Observatory.
British Broadcasting Corporation
Assistant TV Producer
2002 - 2005
My role was to write, film and edit short stories for daily news programmes. My main achievement was writing, filming, and directing a children's documentary on climate change in Antarctica.
Payment Terms
Payment should be 25% as the project starts and 75% at completion. Completion is dictated by you i.e. when you are happy with the results.

Turnaround times are dictated by you.

Payment through Elance
Sinead Rocks
British Broadcasting Corporation, Editor, BBC Vision
I worked for Sinead's department for five years, writing and producing daily news programmes.
Deborah Cohen
British Broadcasting Corporation, Editor, BBC Radio Science Unit
I have written and produced dozens of science programmes for UK and international audiences. Deborah was my editor throughout this period.
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Paul A.