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PR Consultancy and Journalists

  • Welcome to Inscribe Media

    Welcome to the website of Inscribe Media Ltd, a company founded by John Dean and Frances Griss, freelance journalists working in the North East of England. Backed by three decades of experience, they have run their own company for seventeen years.

    Inscribe Media offers writing for newspapers, magazines, company newsletters, leaflets and publicity displays.

    The company offers photography, design, editing and printing services, some carried out in-house and some contracted out to reliable and good quality businesses with whom we have worked for many years.

John Dean

Frances Griss

What do we do?

John Dean

John Dean is an award-winning journalist of 38 years standing. The freelance agency in which he is a director was established in September 1996. In May 1998 he was named North-East Freelance Journalist of the Year for a portfolio which included environmental and law and order affairs, and again in May 2002. In May 1999 he was named North-East Environmental Reporter of the Year and again in May 2000.

His work includes:

Feature writing on subjects including Information Technology, science, business/e-commerce, industry, education, aviation/travel, recruitment, criminal justice, the arts and the environment. He has done work for publications as diverse as Retail Newsagent, The Sunday Telegraph, Daily Express, Police Review, Farming in the North, The Northern Echo, The Sunday Post, Way2Go, BC, Close Up and Networks.

Promotional copywriting, newsletter writing and editing, public relations, and communications management, including for Durham Wildlife Trust

Project Management: Ran The Global Short Story Competition and Making A Difference, The Northern Echo’s community environmental project

Education: Works in schools and arts venues as a creative writing/literacy teacher and was a chair of governors at a primary school for ten years


John Dean is a crime novelist with sixteen books to his name
and is currently published by the Book Folks



John also writes childrens stories

Read the three chapters of Haghir the Dragon Finder here

Full version available for Kindle at

Frances Griss

Frances Griss became a journalist in 1987 after graduating in law. She worked on newspapers around the country as a news reporter and feature writer before becoming freelance in 1997.

Frances has a lifelong interest in the environment and is interested in writing about social housing, the law, agriculture, business and family matters. She has edited publications including Durham County Life, for which she was the launch editor, and has worked as a photo journalist.

Public Sector communications support
Frances specialises in in-house communications support for public sector organisations and has worked on a freelance basis for councils and housing organisations


Frances’ work includes feature writing on subjects including the environment, science, farming and the countryside. She was one of the co-writers of the Scientia 08 book celebrating Science in Newcastle, produced for Science City. Frances’ work has appeared in many publications, including The Northern Echo, Yorkshire Life, Durham Town and Country, The Dalesman and Cumbria.

Inscribe Media carries out writing on subjects including Information Technology, science, business/e-commerce, industry, aviation/travel, criminal justice, the arts, education and the environment for newspapers and magazines.

Its work has appeared in publications including The Sunday Telegraph, The Northern Echo, Darlington Today, North Yorkshire Today, Retail Newsagent, the Dalesman, Networks, Yorkshire Life and the Sunday Post.

Topics include :

•  wildlife issues for magazines including The Countryman and the Dalesman and John Dean edits Durham Wildlife, the magazine of Durham Wildlife Trust

•  science matters, including having written material for the Newcastle Science City book Scientia '08 book in Newcastle and material for the Science City website

•  promotional copywriting, newsletter writing and editing

•  public relations

•  book editing, book publishing services and mentoring with writers, including an online crime fiction course

John was part of the team that ran Darlington Arts Festival for five years and remains heavily involved in the arts


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