Martin Sketchley

Hi. I’m a published novelist, scriptwriter, content specialist and storyteller, and the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Aston University in the UK. I also have over 2o years’ experience working on business text destined for blue-chip multinationals and organisations such as The British Council and World Bank. Whether you’re looking to gain an advantage, acquire a unique voice, learn how to communicate effectively to save both time and money, or seek a guest speaker or tutor, I can help. My services include:

Writing: bespoke, creative, in a tone of voice unique to you
Editing to increase readability and address redundancy
Analysis of research into concise reports
Localisation into strong British English
Consultancy on effective written communications
Tutorials and talks on writing strategies and software
Mentoring on creative, business and academic writing
Script and speech writing

Get in touch to discuss a project.

 

Selected Articles

Scissors & Glue – a few tips for writers
Punctuation (and other) Basics – important points explained
The Importance of Quality – “content” = more than SEO
Essence of Wyndham, Absence of Women – vintage SF from the BFI
Random Acts of Senseless Violence – Jack Womack’s near future dystopia
Trans-Europe Express – a break in Bruges
Flamboyant Gestures – signs of middle age
Shortwave – my radio posts
Scrivenings – some Scrivener tips

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Reviews and Feedback

[That was] the most real, honest and helpful criticism I’ve ever had.
Business student, Aston University

I feel I can do so much more with Scrivener now.
Pascale Presumey, workshop participant

[The ending] knocked my socks off, left my jaw gaping…
Norman Spinrad on The Affinity Trap, Asimov’s SF

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