Not your average writer…

In the last few months I’ve written for:

A household broadband provider.

An award-winning children’s TV show.

Two historic Scottish universities.

An immersive theatre company.

One of Scotland’s biggest conservation charities.

I’ve got a great CV packed with fantastic credits and clients, and I’ve written for all manner of audiences, from children under five and students in their twenties, to tourists in their seventies.


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I’m currently writing my 6th episode of Hey Duggee!, the amazing award-winning pre-school series on CBeebies. My first episode, ‘The Cheese Badge’ is on iPlayer NOW (a-woof…).

There’s more…

I’ve been hired by the wonderful team at Oddbod Creations to lead the development of an animated series aimed at 4-7 year olds.

My own IP, a pre-school animated series, is in development with Interference Pattern, and preparing to go to market. Here’s to having your own ideas!!!

Other things I’ve done:

The award-winning CBBC show Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed! – my episode, ‘The Whole Tooth’, aired in 2018 and featured a titanium sausage and a long-range game of Marco Polo.

Outside of animation, I’ve had a number of commissions from award-winning producers and production companies for feature film and television projects. I’ve adapted classic children’s stories and written attention-grabbing series bibles to help producers pitch.

Need a talented writer for your show or series?

James, thank you SO MUCH for being so amazingly inventive and smart with this episode. Think it’s going to be great!
— an email from a happy head writer


I write all kinds of things for all kinds of people, but I'm at my very best when I'm being imaginative and informative. So…

If you need something short and sweet for your new campaign, I'm your man.

If you need a sharp, refreshing tone of voice for your brand, I can do that too.

If you need 3000 words on the history of hippos, you might be interested to know that they get their name from the ancient Greek for "river horse".

Folks I’ve written for:

Plusnet // University of Edinburgh // University of Aberdeen // National Trust for Scotland

Glasgow Science Centre // University of Cumbria // Sea Life // BT

Agencies I’ve worked with:

Karmarama // Frame Glasgow // Uniform // Sideshow // TOAD London // Stance. // Studio intO

Looking for an excellent, experienced writer to join a project?

James has helped us out on a number projects here at Frame, all of which were expertly handled and beautifully written. Importantly James fitted right into the agency, as if he had always been with us. So much so that I am constantly being asked to get James back in again. Charming, talented, and a great writer to boot. We at Frame can’t recommend James highly enough.
— James Pais, Creative Services Director, Frame Glasgow