David L Rattigan

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

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.

Recent Creative Projects

Over the summer I’ve been 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 will make 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.


Event: In the Grip of Hammer

My friend and colleague Robert JE Simpson and I will be in conversation on Thursday 13 January at 9pm GMT. The event is live online […]

LGBTQ Writing & Editing

I began writing about LGBTQ when I came out as a gay man in 2005. One of the first pieces I wrote was Out and […]


[Originally published in Third Way magazine in June 2006] US “ex-Gay” ministries claim to “heal” homosexuals. DAVID L RATTIGAN tries to keep an open mind […]

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave – but Is God Back in His?

This post is part of the 2021 Hammer-Amicus Blogathon There was little ambiguity concerning the existence and role of God in the films of Terence […]

Performers—Exhibition by Laura McCann

I am beyond proud and honoured to be one of many subjects in photographer Laura McCann’s new exhibition, Performers.

Project: Scrooge (schools musical)

In 2019 it was my pleasure to work with Stephen Mannings of Liverpool Cathedral to create a new, semi-staged version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas […]

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