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Iain McLaughlin

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About me

I am a professional writer, editor, journalist and proof reader, who has worked for numerous companies across most mediums. I have worked on some of the biggest franchises in the UK, and I also work for small publishers.

I have written for many mediums - TV, radio, novels, comics, short stories and I have written for many genres - science fiction, crime, horror, comedy and romance among them.

I'm experienced in working with existing IPs, having worked on a number of franchised characters and shows like Doctor Who, James Bond, Dennis & Gnasher, Blake's 7, Wallace & Gromit and Sherlock Holmes. I have also written completely original works like the novel Movie Star and the ongoing radio mystery series, Kerides the Thinker.

I was editor of the Beano for a time, which was both challenging and huge fun. I edited Beano, BeanoMAX, Beano.com, the annual and worked on editing 104 scripts for the TV series, was script consultant on the Fox Kids Beano radio series and was involved with the early stages of the Bananaman film's development. Before that I was deputy editor of the Dandy for 5 years, which was (mostly) great fun. I am currently Editor in Chief of Thebes Publishing, which means I edit some of the books, but mostly drink tea while other people do the hard work. Just don't tell anyone at Thebes that.

Clients include: CBBC, Big Finish Productions, Red Kyte Productions, Imagination Theater, DC Thomson, Telos Publishing, Obverse Books, Candy Jar Publishing, Waverly Books, Badger Learning and Scholastic.

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