"Paul offers a powerful blend of creative talent, insight and understanding. He adds real value to a project, delivers excellent work and is a pleasure to work with."
Production Director - Atticmedia
"Paul brings an exceptional level of creativity, married with professionalism and dedication to his craft. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul for any creative writing project and it is my pleasure to say he’s not just a gun for hire but a partner in my writing adventures."
Managing Director - Kinetic Film Ltd
"I like to work with Paul because he gets things done rather than just talking about it. But he also does that with creativity and good ideas. A rare combination."
Director - Projector Films
"Paul always surprises me with his writing. Many of his stories border on the macabre, but he presents them in such a way that I find them fascinating. They draw me into worlds I might not otherwise visit. His feedback is always spot on and makes me think about things I might not have considered. I find it invaluable."
Author - "The Art of Healing"
"I have found Paul’s feedback to be frank and insightful. He will challenge you to raise a good story to excellence. His writing is tight and riveting. His fiction always leads you to an unexpected, yet
satisfying place. I have admired his work for years. I give him my highest recommendation."
Joseph Y. Roberts
Author - The "Echo Four Saga" series
"Paul’s high quality scripts and friendly service are really appreciated. He gets his head around complex scenarios and brings potentially dull subjects to life with creativity and humour when needed."
Director - Foll & Co
"I'm honoured whenever Paul edits my work. As an author he manages to weave surreal, often melancholic voices around a diamond sharp plot, and he brings the same delicate nuance to both voice and structure in his edits."
Author of "Leaving Shaktoolik"
2016 NYCMidnight Short Story Winner
"I've worked with Paul for the past few years. I must confess I get excited when a piece of my writing comes up with Paul Draper feedback. Always balanced and detailed. He never tries to change my voice or my style, but remains both clear and gracious in his commentary."
"Paul Draper is a most valued collaborator on a shared project. His advice, ideas, experience and ability have proven invaluable and I have no doubt that with his help we shall see this film project produced and successful."
"Unnerving, beautifully dark and twisted prose. He is a refreshing but classic voice in horror and fantasy. Much like the rabbit hole, you never know where Paul Draper’s tales will take you and you’re never disappointed."
"Having read much of his work over the last few years, I’ve become a big fan of the evocative subtlety of Paul’s writing. He has always returned thorough feedback that showed he read my work not just in editor mode, but as a reader immersed. His insight and suggestions were invaluable, and his style is personal and encouraging."
Paul Draper is an English writer, project manager and voiceover artist. Originally from East Anglia, he has been living in Bournemouth for the past 24 years. He has written screenplays for a number of short films across a wide range of genres, winning local film contests, including Best Picture, Audience Choice and Best Script awards at the Landcrab Film Festival. A comedy show he wrote (TERRY’S) placed third in the BBC Choice Sketch Show category awards in the late 90’s, and several sketches were reshot by the BBC at Television Centre in London. He has also written and directed animation, comedy and horror shorts. He is currently working on a number of large-scale projects for Film, TV and Print media.
Paul is available to write bespoke screenplays to your specification. He has a friendly, open and methodical approach to gathering requirements, agreeing scope, research and version production. Paul will work with you to redraft to pre-agreed iterations to ensure that you as a client are nothing less than delighted with the end product. He has extensive experience of working with producers, directors and cast and is comfortable at any scale. Please contact Paul for further details.
Copy Writing and Prose
Paul is an accomplished prose and short story / flash fiction writer. He has appeared in a number of anthologies. Whilst his natural wheelhouse is dark fiction and comedy, he is comfortable across a wide range of genres, including historical fiction, drama, romance., satire and suspense. Please contact for your ghost writing needs.
Paul's other hat is as an experienced project manager, and has nearly twenty years experience in running projects, both technical and non-technical. Comfortable with traditional waterfall and agile project methodology, and has acted as programme manager for large six-figure projects. Paul can either work on a competitive day rate basis, or agree a budget for the life of the work. Please use the contact page for details.
Paul is experienced at copy writing for a number of clients. He can add sparkle and energy to website or other text, and strives for economy and colour in his prose. If you have a copy writing / rewriting need, please use the contact page for a no-obligation quote.
Paul also offers voiceover recording in his services.
He has worked with a number of high-value clients recording voiceover for training and other purposes. He is comfortable working with an engineer in a studio, or has a home studio through which he can provide high-quality recordings. He will work with you to ensure that you are satisfied with the recordings.