Writing & research

Richard has contributed to, among others, The Journal of Popular Film and Television, The Sherlock Holmes Journal, The Complete Film and Television Sherlock Holmes, and the P G Wodehouse journal Wooster Sauce. He received the Tony and Freda Howlett Literary Award for his research into the original London production of Conan Doyle’s play ‘The Speckled Band’.  He has edited several classic plays for performance. He did the archival research which enabled the completion of Jack Wild’s autobiography, It’s a Dodger’s Life, narrated the subsequent audiobook and wrote most of the content for Jack’s official website. He adapted and performed in two seasons of ‘Shakespeare at the Tower’ at the Tower of London. He worked in the field of Live Interpretation for many years, researching and portraying numerous historical figures at a great range of venues from major tourist sites (Historic Royal Palaces, English Heritage, National Trust) to regional museums. He worked with the National Archives developing videoconference workshops on Jack the Ripper. He contributed to the documentary The Real Sherlock Holmes and several films about Gustav Mahler, including Mahler In London.

Copy editing and proof reading

Richard has considerable experience in this area from his work with audiobooks, and currently works for Content Allies proofing and editing podcast articles, transcriptions and video subtitles.