journalist + editor, web editor, writer, + media/public relations
am an experienced Midlands-based editor and journalist, contributing
news and features to the Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, Independent
on Sunday, New Statesman, Panorama, Sunday Times, Times Education
Supplement, Daily Mail, Times Higher Education Supplement, Nursing
Times, Woman's Own, Community Care, The Big Issue in the North,
and trade magazines.
I cover all
topics, but specialist areas include mental health, health, social
affairs, public sector, disability, social services, education,
psychology, psychiatry, and Italy
To view examples
of my published work you can access a portfolio of news and features
I have written for the Guardian. Go to the 'archive
search' facility of the Guardian's website, and input "Adam
James" as keywords (include inverted
For a full portfolio
please contact me on +44 (0)161 881 8036 or email.
I was awarded Mind Journalist of the Year 2001 for my coverage of
mental health issues.
on the psychiatrists", a profile of a clinical psychologist
in Guardian Society and "Highs and lows" on a teacher
who for 30 years managed manic depression in The Times Education
Supplement received particular acclaim.
my "in depth knowledge" and said I had "that rarest
of gifts for conveying the most complex issues through the lives
and words of real people".
I have co-ordinated and managed full
editorial production for Jobs4Nurses, a bi-monthly newspaper for
nurses. I was also founding editor of the Dewsbury Post, a monthly
regional newspaper. I established and managed a team of seven journalists,
photographers and subeditors.
I am founding and managing editor of psychminded.co.uk,
an online resource for professionals working in mental health. I
have a familiarity with all aspects of web publishing.
relations: The Manchester offices of the public relations
firm Staniforth Ltd have called me up to work on a marketing campaign
for their client, the North West Development Agency, a body responsible
for the sustainable economic development and regeneration of the
I also act as
a Press Consultant for the national charity Guidestar
it be producing press releases, case studies, or features; or handling
media relations, strategic planning or media training I have that
all important inside knowledge of the media industry.
I subedit for a national newspaper based in the north west. I have
all the skills of a first class sub editor.
I am news editor for OpenMind magazine,
published by Mind, a leading mental health charity.
I am the author of 'Raising
Our Voices', an account of the Hearing Voices Network, a mental
health service user-led initiative challenging dominant understandings
and treatment of people diagnosed with schizophrenia.
editing: I copy edit manuscripts for authors and writers,
ensuring 100% accuracy in grammar and spelling. The copy-editing
process also involves advice on writing style, and flagging up inconsistencies,
contradictions and factual concerns.
I have acted as freelance trainer with
the London-based Media
Diversity Institute which organises workshops for journalists
in areas of conflict. Most recently I have co-run a three day workshop
in Nagorno-Karabakh, the enclave bordering Armenia and Azerbaijan.
I also head the Midlands-based photography service springupphotography.co.uk
To discuss commissions, rates and enquiries, or if you have possible
news story/feature ideas I can be contacted on +44 (0)1926 313 232,
(C) Adam James, 2006