David L Rattigan

Freelance writer, editor &
creative based in Prescot,
near Liverpool, England

Latest:

Project: Tales of Court Hey

In July 2022 I was asked to write a short play for Prescot-based Imaginarium Theatre, a community-based performing arts company (and associate company of the […]

St Francis: The First Nativity Scene

St Bonaventure on the first live Nativity scene, created by Francis of Assisi in 1223: Now three years before his death it befell that he […]

Dracula (1958)

For the 30th anniversary edition of Eric McNaughton’s excellent We Belong Dead magazine, contributors were asked to write about their favourite horror films. Mine was […]

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What I do

I write, edit, proofread & provide copywriting services

I build & edit websites, & manage & create social media content

I’m a consultant on all kinds of creative matters related to what I do
I am a communicator, singer, choral conductor & occasional actor

I’m happy to chat about taking on new projects.

Visit the Contact page to find out more about the services I offer and get in touch.

Alternatively, visit Cogent Copy to find out more about the copywriting and copyediting I do with my colleague of more than 15 years, David Rahrer.

Some Creative Projects

In 2021 began running the Hammer Gothic Twitter account – indulging one of my biggest passions, Hammer Films, and preparing for a few related projects on the horizon. Give it a follow @HammerGothic.

Pleased to be continuing my professional association with my friend and colleague Robert JE Simpson, of Avalard Publishing. In particular, it was a privilege to have been of some small help in preparing the final manuscript of his new book, The Willing Fool: The Spectacle of The Wicker Man. Buy here (paperback, hardback, ebook).

Prayingwithjesus.co.uk makes the Scriptural Rosary available free online, along with other prayers, litanies and spiritual resources. The project has developed out of friendship with an online, ecumenical prayer group, brought together by Brother Finnian of the Society of St Francis.