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Journalist, Writer, and Photographer in West Yorkshire, UK

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I’m an NCTJ-qualified multimedia journalist, copywriter and subeditor with more than 15 years combined experience of web content development, marketing and communications in the arts, creative industries and third-sector.


I’ve worked as a copywriter for MoneySupermarket, subeditor for Esquire and Our Voice magazine, Media Officer for Amnesty International (Brighton & Hove) and Intern Fundraising and Publicity Officer for Brighton Housing Trust.


I’m an independent writer, formerly based in Brighton where I completed an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

I currently reside in West Yorkshire where I was born and bred.

I’m devoted to working with campaigning charities and human rights organisations.

For a portfolio of my professional work please visit: jamesgarside.net


  • I’ve over 15,000 Twitter followers
  • I’ve written over 100 articles on Medium including for Publications, Series, and the Medium Partner Program
  • My proudest moment on Medium was having my writing about National Novel Writing Month be published as part of NaNoWriMo‘s official Medium publication
  • My bylines include The Argus, Brighton Noise, Amnesty UK, Big Issue North
  • My poetry and short stories have been published in books, anthologies, community publications, and literary magazines
  • My work has been adapted for both the stage and short films
  • I’ve performed at literary events including Bradford Book Festival
  • I was a creative writing tutor on residential summer courses for the gifted and talented programme at Kilve Court and adult education workshops at Yorkshire Art Circus
  • I’ve worked in publishing and offered manuscript appraisal and proofreading services on a freelance basis
  • I can neither confirm nor deny rumours that I’m working on my first novel
  • I quite literally live on tea
  • NCTJ Diploma in Journalism
  • MA Creative Writing
  • BA English (Hons)
  • CELTA (Level 4 Certificate in TESOL)
  • NVQ Level 3 in Information Advice and Guidance
  • Subediting

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