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David Callahan

Writer, author, editor and proofreader
phone: +44 7818 822294

About Me

I've been writing about natural history, music, and social and cultural history in books and magazines and on websites for more than 13 years, as well as

editing, copyediting and proofreading professionally. My recent satisfied clients have included Bauer Media, The Quarto Group, Bloomsbury, the Royal Horticultural Society, Warners Group Publishing, Christopher Helm, Yale University Press, Ivy Press, Culture Action Europe, IAA Europe, Comité Régional du Tourisme de Picardie and many others. 

I can do the same for you. Check out my testimonials and sample portfolio, and contact me with details for a precise idea of what I can bring to your project or idea.

I'm also a mainstream published author with my second book, 
Where to Watch Birds in East Anglia, just published in November 2020
via Christopher Helm/Bloomsbury, and being sold in most major bookshops. 




  • Excellent grammar and command of English, an engrossing and adaptable writing style, plus the ability to research and write authoritatively on almost any subject

  • An exemplary use of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and pdf editing 

  • Advanced use of MS Office – particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint

  • Hands-on familiarity with web platforms and CMSs including WordPress, Wix, Squarespace and Joomla!

  • Project management and collaboration
    via Slack and Trello   

  • Professional sound editing using
    Logic, Ableton Live, Studio One and Pro Tools

  • Engaging social media posting, SEO
    and Google Analytics



2007 - 2008

Imperial College, University of London: Masters degree

I studied for an MSc in Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity and gained a Merit pass.

2004 - 2007

Birkbeck College, University of London: Bachelors Degree

I studied for a BSc in Biological Sciences and gained a First.

HND in Expedition Leadership via Frontier Conservation

– earned 'on the job' over seven weeks in Madagascar


Contact Me
Tel: +44 7818 822294

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