Author and freelance writer. Sometimes in London more often elsewhere




Persuasive writing


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Writing Experience and Expertise:

Editing and Writing books

Articles, Press Releases


Ghost Writing


Content Writing


Speech Writing

Business Writing

Communications Planning

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James Maclaren

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                                is a London and Far East based writer, commentator and author.  He contributes material to a range of respected print titles, digital platforms and high-profile corporate clients. He has a professional background as an army officer, military academic and commercial writer.  


Since 2010 James has specialised in freelance writing, with a focus on narrative and long-form features as well as profiles of interesting peole with somethin to say.  He is interested in exploring the events and ideas that shape people’s views and lead to examination and reflection. His writing is regularly published in specialist publications in the United States, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and he is a regular commentator on defence and security matters to mainstream media. He is also sought after as a lecturer to a number of  military staff colleges.


James is available to commission as a freelance writer and is able to provide independent reporting and feature writing services for print, online and corporate purposes. If you have a story you think is worth telling or you would like to commission James, then please contact directly.