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nDash Writer Profile for Alistair Mackay


Writer, Researcher, Producer

About Me

I'm an independent writer and researcher with experience in documentary production, audio storytelling, and longform journalism. 

Having received a 2017 News & Documentary Emmy nomination for Outstanding Research, I'm proud to provide my reliable, thorough, and accurate work to a variety of clients. 

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My Writing Samples

Life of a Piformance Artist

Profile of artist Evan Daniel Smith, who has memorized the first 10,000 digits of pi and incorporates them into his artwork.


The True Story of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the North Pole and Brooklyn Beer

Written for Bedford + Bowery's "A Lot About A Plot" series, this article is a deep dive into the fascinating history of the Lipsius-Cook Mansion in Brooklyn, New York



Archival Researcher

Nominated for the 2017 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Research. Acquired, organized, and digitized assets from the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and Brooklyn Library for use in PBS’ American Experience: The Mine Wars.

Company: The Film Posse

I worked there from 3/2015 until 3/2016

Transcription Provider

Delivered timely and accurate transcription services for a variety of clients, receiving perfect accuracy scores and a 100% commitment rating on jobs ranging from short educational videos to entire documentary series.

Company: Rev.com

I worked there from 10/2015 until 6/2016

Documentary Researcher

Conducted extensive research, pitched ideas, edited treatments, planned shoots, edited audio, fact-checked, and managed workflow for Emmy and Peabody Award winning PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Company: Ark Media

I worked there from 8/2012 until 11/2013

Content I Write