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Hamster Wrangler Writing Services is the workbench of Robert Neil Smith. The purpose of this website is to showcase my skills as a writer, editor, researcher, and tutor. Feel free to browse this site, find what you need, then contact me to discuss how we can work together to ensure your success.


A Horrid Deed is now an E-book. I feel down with the cool kids! 🙂A HORRID DEED: The Life and Death of Joe the QuilterNow in E-Books!Part true-crime, part social history, this book follows a Northumbrian craftsman, Joseph Hedley. In life he was known to neighbours for producing beautiful quilts, but it was his gruesome murder in 1826 that preserved his name for history. The case was never solved, but here, historian Robert Smith reconstructs his life, death, and the culprit of this horrid deed. E-books available from Amazon's Kindle store, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other e-book retailers. Links to each on our website.www.guardbridgebooks.co.uk/books/HorridDeed.html ... See MoreSee Less
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I have tutored hundreds of students, including many international students, in improving their writing skills. While History is my primary field of knowledge, I tutor writing across a broad range of Liberal Arts subjects; History, English, Politics, Classics etc. Moreover, I tutor at every level from GCSE to PhD. There is no magic formula to tutoring, therefore I assess individual needs and work together with my students to eliminate errors and build on their strengths to achieve their writing goals. Click below to find out more on how that will work for you.

If you need someone to help with your writing, you have come to the write place.


An Evil Day in Georgia is an impressive and thoroughly researched study

Paul T. Vogel

Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Neil gave realistic but friendly criticism and always tried to find solutions to my problems.


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The telling of this story … exposes the death penalty’s imperfections even as it calls into question the veracity of a woman’s confession, later recanted, that once brought her within a stones throw of the state’s electric chair.

John Bessler

Author, Cruel and Unusual: The American Death Penalty and the Founders’ Eighth Amendment

Neil was a truly calming figure during the hectic time that I was doing my undergraduate dissertation, always there in my time of need!


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