OWEN Nicholls

OWEN Nicholls

WriterNorwich, United Kingdom
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OWEN Nicholls

OWEN Nicholls

WriterNorwich, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a writer. I've written a couple of published books, some optioned screenplays, a couple of short films, and a LOT of copy for a host of different industries - including tech, finance, entertainment, and charity. Right now, I'm looking for a new challenge. Something that's both interesting and emotionally engaging. If you have anything that fits that simple brief, let me know.
    EMPIRE / NMEIn a previous life, I was a film journalist. I wrote film reviews for NME.com and worked as assistant editor on the 500 Five-Star Movies Special Edition of EMPIRE, the world’s biggest movie magazine. This role involved assembling information and analysis on the 500, generating ideas, extensive editing of copy and writing key features. It was a very cool job.
  • Perfect Timing
    Perfect TimingMy second novel. The story of a musician and a comic meeting at the Edinburgh festival and failing to find the right way to speak with each other. It's about comedy and music. And love.
  • Love, Unscripted
    Love, UnscriptedMy debut novel, LOVE, UNSCRIPTED received a Kirkus Starred Review. Among many great write-ups, it was described as "Pure pleasure" by EMPIRE and "A complete delight" by Holly Bourne. Josie Silver labelled it, "Nostalgic, tender and achingly cool". It's about the movies. And love.
Work history
    AuthorHachette and self employed
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    About: Three of the main publishing houses based in the UK, US, and Canada, championing the leading authors of the modern age. My experience: In 2018, I was incredibly fortunate to be offered two-book deals with a number of high-profile publishing houses in the UK, US, Canada, Italy, and Sweden. Repped by the prestigious Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, my debut novel Love, Unscripted was released in the autumn of 2019. My second novel was released in 2021. I am currently working on my third and fourth. Everyday role: Creative writing Proofreading Editing Publicity (including print, digital, radio, and podcasts)
    Content ManagerSpeechmatics
     - Cambridge, United KingdomFull Time
    About: Fast-paced tech start-up taking on the big players of Amazon, Google and Microsoft in the world of AI and Speech Recognition My experience: Through close collaboration with machine learning experts, it was my role to tell the story of Speechmatics. As well as helping to create the brand direction and tone of voice, I was tasked with translating incredibly technical thinking into easy-to-understand copy. Using limited creative briefs, I fleshed out entire white papers and annual reports, making engaging content that aligned with the business objectives. Everyday role: Blog writing White papers Awards applications Content management Tone of voice creator
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  • Creative Writing
  • Editing
  • Content Ideation
  • Copywriting
  • Copywriting Editorial
  • Ad Copywriting
  • Deadline Driven
    MAUniversity of East Anglia
     - Norwich, United Kingdom
    I studied screenwriting as part of the Creative Writing Masters. The course was broken down into dramaturgy and adaptation. Here I learned to share feedback and take criticism with good intentions. An MA will help you develop a thick skin when it comes to your writing. I recommend it.