Freelance Commissions


Hi. I'm Howard David Ingham. I'm a freelance writer, editor, educator and critic. I live in Swansea, UK.

Curriculum Vitae

In 2002 I achieved MPhil Classics from the University of Wales Swansea (now just Swansea University). I've got a full clean driving licence and a current enhanced DBS certificate.

This is an "edited highlights" CV. More detail and examples of work are available on request.

Arts: 
  • I have been a regular performer in the local area. I've read and performed at Chapter Arts Cardiff and the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea as part of larger events.
  • I was one of the Bridging the Gaps Artists in Residence at Swansea University (with Fern Thomas) in 2012-13. 
Writing and Editorial: 
  • Criticism and nonfiction: I have written many books and monographs, both for myself and and for clients. My book We Don't Go Back: A Watcher's Guide to Folk Horror was nominated for a 2018 Bram Stoker Award in the nonfiction category. 
  • Games: I have about 50 credits in tabletop role-playing game products; most recently these have been for Green Ronin, including Modern AGE and Threefold. My work for Call of Cthulhu got me two citations in the Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia. 
  • Magazines: I have contributed reportage to the Big Issue and wrote a column for online magazine Ship of Fools.
  • Public Sector: I was part of the final pass editing team for the 2013 Francis Inquiry into the Staffordshire Hospitals via Domarn for HM Department of Health. 
  • Third Sector: I was the editor of SCM's Movement magazine (2007-2010), and an editor and primary contributor to the 2007 resource Reading the Bible.  

Rate Card

I'm open to commissions right now. These are my rates. 
  • Writing (magazine articles, blogs, book chapters): £150 per 1000 words.
  • Writing and research (briefings or press releases): from £200 per 500 words.
  • Print design, page make-up: £25/hour.  
  • Editing and proofreading, general and academic: £25/hour
  • Performance or public speaking: by negotiation, usually £100-200 an evening.
  • Translation of Latin texts (into English): £25-40/hour.

These fees are based upon the London Freelance Association Fees Bible, adjusted for location and the market.

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