John Rickards - Freelance Editor & Writer

About Me

That's me, here

I’m John Rickards. I write books of many different types, offer a variety of for-hire professional editing services, work freelance as a trade journalist, and many more things besides.

I’m a geeky, techie, occasionally photograph-y, gamery sort of guy. Professionally I believe I’m what's referred to as a “hybrid author”, in that some of my books are traditionally-published and some are self-published (and some have been both) - although I now write a lot more slowly since editing work takes up most of the average week. Like most authors, I’m very scattershot when it comes to promoting, advertising or actually selling them. I grow chili. I have children. I’m just this guy, y’know.

“The Nameless Horror”, referenced in both my email address and my blog (look, people ask), is a nickname I was given by the Great Beard Stuart MacBride many years ago when we were both debutant authors. Now he sleeps on a big bag stuffed with money and book awards and I write my own bios. Still, since his other nickname for me is “Spanky”, it could be worse.