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Douglas Wight

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English
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I am the ghost-writer, author or co-writer of 20 non-fiction books, covering a variety of genres – from true crime to inspirational real-life memoirs, celebrity autobiographies and biographies.
I have provided the voice for, among others, a Hollywood actress, an Olympic gold medallist, a bomb disposal expert, a former world champion boxer, an undercover cop, a Miami-based money launderer, a Customs investigator and survivors of sex abuse and trauma.
In the process of helping people share their stories, I am required to handle highly sensitive issues with care and compassion and have a qualification in First Aid For Mental Health.
I also have extensive knowledge and experience of the publishing process, having previously found publishers without a third-party agent and co-authored and self-published a hard-backed book into the high street.
As a journalist, I was formerly books editor for a national newspaper, adapting celebrity memoirs and biographies for serialisation. I still work as a books consultant, helping to provide publicity for new titles.
When not writing books, I volunteer for my local RNLI lifeboat station, serving on the crew and as a press officer, producing media content for the station and delivering presentations and talks to children and adults.

Local authorities will visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire

Events will deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable adults

Topics of work

Adolescence; Biography & memoir; Care experience; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Editing & editing your own work; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Family; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Poverty; Publishing & getting published; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Sports; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100