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Joined 7 years ago from St Catharines, Ontario




Freelance writer. British-Canadian. An agnostic Anglican and an INFP with the moon in Aries. A lover of arts, music, film (especially Hammer horror), language.

I live in St Catharines, Ontario, but I was born in Vancouver, BC, and grew up in Prescot, near Liverpool, England. From 2005 to 2010, I was assistant director of the Prescot Festival.

As well as bits of commercial copy and content all over the web, my published writing includes editorials for the Guardian website Comment is free and a chapter in the 2007 book Leaving Fundamentalism (Wilfrid Laurier University Press). Check out my blog (David L Rattigan) and my regular column for Horror Unlimited, The Charm of Evil. I also share writing tips and freelance advice at The Good Writing Blog.

Fascinating (or not-so-fascinating) facts about me: I sing tenor; I play cello and piano; I appeared on stage in drag several times as a teenager; I have a degree in biblical studies and theology (University of Manchester); I trained to be a secondary school teacher, taught full-time briefly in the UK, and have been a supply teacher in both Canada and England.

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