A number of my current and previous editors have kindly agreed to provide some feedback on the writing assignments I completed (or continue to undertake) for them. These are included below. I’m always happy to provide further or more complete references if required, please get in touch via the ‘Contact’ page.
“James is a reliable, flexible and hard-working news writer who has proved valuable to NME. His commitment to the job, ability to learn and adapt, as well as his friendly manner are to be admired. His work remained strong amid a period of much change and he comes highly recommended. “
– David Renshaw, News Editor, NME
“Working on the Dublin Gazette’s sports desk, James adapted and learned extremely quickly to produce some fine work across one of the most varied briefs. From pitching feature ideas to writing match reports to producing pages across seven different titles across the Dublin area, James provided high quality work to short deadlines. Great to work with and I would thoroughly recommend him.”
– Stephen Findlater – Sports Editor, Dublin Gazette Newspapers.
“Working with James is a pleasure. So much so in the time I’ve known him to write for GoldenPlec he has shifted up the ranks from writer, to deputy editor, to spearheading a launch of a print magazine. Quality of work is never in question, commitment and dedication to his projects is unwavering and the quality of the final output is always an engrossing read. I trust James with some of the biggest aspects of running our music publication for a reason. He is one of the very best at what he does.”
– Aidan Cuffe, Owner and Editor-In-Chief, GoldenPlec.com/ GoldenPlec Magazine.
“The best thing about James is not his ability to write – which is exceptional – but his ability to express what’s in his heart. That’s what makes his writing stand out in any newspaper or magazine… his raw ability to be truly honest. Besides that, his willingness to grow in the field of journalism has given him all the advantages and edge to go where not many writers are willing to go – very far in this business.”
“James is an excellent writer and has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very conscientious in meeting deadlines and always brings a positive, enthusiastic attitude to his work. He takes great pride in the quality of his writing, and doesn’t sacrifice quality for quantity. I would highly recommend James to anyone who is in need of a freelance writer.”
– Eric Bjorndahl, Owner, TravBuddy.com
“James is fast, flexible, and full of great ideas. He was an excellent addition to our eclectic guides with a writing style that’s inviting and informative.”
– Stefanie Schwalb, Commissioning Editor, Museyon Guidebooks.
“James Hendicott is one of our frequent contributors, and we very much appreciate his work. His writing is concise, clean and imaginatively descriptive—excellent for communicating the texture of the destinations we feature for our international travel readers. Additionally, from our editorial point-of-view, he is easy to work with, prompt and cooperative in every way”
– Rod Lopez Fabrega, Editor, RomarTraveler.com
“James Hendicott – English Content Writer: James is a genius. He has been in Korea for about 15 months and has a great talent in writing. He expressed his ambition, to become ‘a magazine writer’, saying that he wants to continue writing in the future. He is going to show his brilliant ability at writing and reporting to us all through Bling”
– Bling Magazine introductory profile.
“James Hendicott is every editor’s dream — he constantly pitches great story ideas with a unique perspective, and his work comes in quick, clean and written with style. Every time we run a story by James we can count on extra traffic to our site. I highly recommend him.”
– Heather Corcoran, Managing Editor, Museyon.com.