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Creativity, Words, Edits & Voice

from Edward Field

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Creativity, Words, Edits & Voice

from Edward Field

 
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Edward Field

 

 

Me plays with words. 

        Sometimes me burrows into the darkness where monsters lurk, with only my candle to keep them not too close. Me kicks them away if they bite too hurty, but me needs their sharp teeth nibbles to make the blood flow. Me scratches at the walls and floor to dig out words buried inside, and me snatches at the sky to catch ideas whizzing around my head; words and ideas to squelch and squish into stories you might read one day soon. 

        Sometimes me stands up straight and switches on the light and then I write features for literary publications and the opinions of others. They’re no less creative, but perhaps the fantasies ebb away and facts take precedence, though the crafting is equally important.

        And sometimes I stand in the company of corporate movers and shakers, crafting their Google-friendly blogs, composing or editing their speeches, honing their presentations and writing their scripts. I write copy for their websites and promotion material and I let them into the edge my off-kilter mind when they need fresh, quirky ideas. When they need to entertain clients and staff, I offer them bespoke quizzes and create treasure hunts contained within their premises or stretching out across cities. I even have one tucked away, for the right budget, that uses the globe as a game board.

        Sometimes I’m the Voice of God: the disembodied voice that announces nominees and winners at corporate award ceremonies. And the voiceover of talking books and commercials and documentaries and…

        And when dusk creeps in, I arm myself with a pen of blood and sweep red ink through the fiction of others, and our minds connect across the darkened realms of creativity; them in their worlds, me buried deeply in mine.

        And then, when it’s fully dark, me burrows and me plays with words again.

 

 
   "I write for the same reason I breathe; because if I didn't, I would die."    Issac Asimov

"I write for the same reason I breathe; because if I didn't, I would die."

Issac Asimov


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"A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave."


Oscar Wilde

"A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave."


Oscar Wilde

Literary Me


Literary Me


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In 2014 I gave the world Permission to Rage, whilst three of my children’s plays have been translated into Afrikaans, published in textbooks by Via Afrika and remain on the South African curriculum. My work has also been published in Breathe, The Stage and regional newspapers, with other contributions on numerous websites and film reviews on IMDB as The Squiss.

        Corporately, my clients have included Leading Edge Design, The London Institute of Banking & Finance, Unilever, Nationwide, Virgin Media, British Gas and Petronas. Much of my corporate work is subject to NDAs, so I’m not able to share many examples.

        The confidentiality of my clients is of paramount importance, so if I told you about their contracts I’d have to ‘erase’ you. But I’ll protect your work with the same vehemence.

 

 
   "We have to make books cool again. If you go home with someone and they don't have books, don't fuck them."    John Waters

"We have to make books cool again. If you go home with someone and they don't have books, don't fuck them."

John Waters

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"If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got."


Adam Urbanski

"If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got."


Adam Urbanski


Editorial Me


Editorial Me


 

I fell into editing, just as I fell into Voice of God work. In both instances there was a need and a lack of budget, and I was the bod in the right place at the right time with the skills and willingness to solve the problem. And in both instances, it led to a change in career direction and expansion of my professional portfolio.

        It began with corporate pitches and press releases before the requests tumbled in for help with speeches, dissertations, a military promotion presentation and then fiction, the most prominent (so far) being the Tyler May series of YA novels by B. J. Mears, which are now subject to a production deal pitch. I’ve also worked heavily on TV format pitches, which will hopefully fill the small screen in your living room before too long.

        My corporate clients have included Wrigley, SE1 Events, Blue Sparrow Apps, Morgan Mai International and The Motorhome Holiday Company. As with my writing, many corporate editing jobs are subject to NDAs, so please forgive the PDF images rather than full examples.

 

 
   "Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake."    John Cleese

"Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake."

John Cleese

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"No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately."


Michel De Montaine

"No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately."


Michel De Montaine


Vocal Me


Vocal Me


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Most of my work to date has been live ‘Voice of God’ work on award ceremonies such as the ProShare, UK Rail Industry, Financial Innovation, Non-Executive Director, and Global Transport Finance awards, though I’m equally happy recording voice-overs, talking books and adverts, and would love to experience live radio work if you’re looking for a new voice.

 

 
   "Don't raise your voice; improve your argument."    Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Don't raise your voice; improve your argument."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu


"Blessed are the weird people: poets, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours; for they teach us to see the world through different eyes."

Jacob Nordby

Praise Me


Praise Me


  Contributing playwright in grade 7, grade 8 & grade 9 textbooks, on South African curriculum.

Contributing playwright in grade 7, grade 8 & grade 9 textbooks, on South African curriculum.

   "Ed is one of the funniest,     cleverest writers I’ve worked     with. On many occasions, he     has made me look way funnier     than I actually am."     Mark Dolan,   Comedian & presenter.

"Ed is one of the funniest, cleverest writers I’ve worked with. On many occasions, he has made me look way funnier than I actually am."

Mark Dolan, Comedian & presenter.

   The Power of Silence.      Published feature.

The Power of Silence.

 Published feature.

   "Your rage days are over.     Field is here to show you     EXACTLY how it should be     done. Complaining has      never been easier – or     more effective and fun!"     Gyles Brandreth,   Author & entertainer.

"Your rage days are over. Field is here to show you EXACTLY how it should be done. Complaining has  never been easier – or more effective and fun!"

Gyles Brandreth, Author & entertainer.

   "Your script was fantastic to work with!"     Group Creative Copywriter, Global Radio.

"Your script was fantastic to work with!"

Group Creative Copywriter, Global Radio.

  Product launch script.

Product launch script.


 
   "When in doubt, tell the truth."    Mark Twain

"When in doubt, tell the truth."

Mark Twain


"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."

Albert Einstein

Contact Me


Contact Me


 

Email me:

 

edward@squircle.me


Phone me:

 

+44 (0) 7900 961 805


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Find a peaceful woodland or a truly fine cake establishment and I’ll be there before you.

 

   "It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."    Hugh Laurie

"It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any."

Hugh Laurie