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Pippa R. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Aug 20, 2015

Pippa R.

Professional Writer: Scripts, Poems and Stories.
   United Kingdom
  |   Cheltenham, England
  |  6:49 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $33

I'm a professional writer from the UK. I write scripts, and I have published short stories, poetry and journalism for all ages. My latest script was written for a project with Hull University. They have posted it online, and this is the link to it:

I have uploaded sample stories and poems to my portfolio, so please do have a look at them.

For more information about my scripts and stories you might like to look at my blog at

I have also done journalism,...

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I was commissioned to write a science play based on experiments put together by...
This poem was published in an anthology from Oxford University Press, 'Poems for my...
This is a short story which was published a few years ago in UK magazine, Quality...
This is an extract from a story that was originally published in the anthology, 'A...
This was a poem written for the funeral of a man I really cared for. I was almost...
Under 'references' I have given details of an open reference from Dr Mike Craddock at...
Under 'References' I have given details of an open reference from Laura Fleming at the...
This is my CV. It contains a broad outline of my writing career and my own small...

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Creative Writing
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play scripts
talks and readings
formal letters
private tuition
poems for funerals

Service Description

I live in the UK and have been writing professionally for more than thirty years. I have a lot of experience in writing for children and young adults (stories, scripts, ebooks, poetry) - but I have published fiction for older readers in magazines such as Quality Women's Fiction (QWF), and in a number of anthologies.

I am also a member of my local Everyman's Writers' Lab and my play, 'Investigation: Haunted House', based on real science experiments, is now being performed in schools in the Hull and Bradford areas. This is the link to the play, which Hull University have posted online:

I was also selected for the Skylines project, with Theatre Centre, London, to develop other skills in writing theatre for children and young adults.

I have just completed this project, and have written another play - a spooky, modern fairy tale for a YA audience.

My style is quirky, and my work can be laugh-out-loud funny, or tongue-in-cheek. I do write some creepy stories, ghost stories, and mysteries, but the humour is rarely far from the surface. In 'Investigation: Haunted House', for instance, there is a very feisty, girl ghost, who keeps contradicting the children's teacher. She can't hear, or see the ghost, but the children can.

I'm very versatile as I have worked in a lot of different areas. I've done free-lance journalism, and have had...

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Fractal Publishing
Managing director
2004 - Present
I started the company, Fractal Publishing because I was worried about the limiting ideas of many publishers. I don't think that books have to fall neatly into one genre, so our books often don't....
Philippa (Pippa) Roberts
Freelance writer
1981 - Present
I have worked as a free-lance writer since I was a student. Although I lost time to a severe illness (now diagnosed and treated) I have intermittently published journalism, stories, ebooks, poetry...
Northamptonshire Libraries
Library Assistant
1981 - 1983
I was responsible for sorting through books and deciding what could be sold, what could be repaired, and what should be thrown away. I also frequently did counter service, dealing with members of...


University of Gloucestershire
BA - History and English Literature
Open University
BA Open Degree
2010 - Present
University of Stirling
BA English Literature and Philosophy (First 2 yrs)
1978 - Present
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