Fountain Pens and ink are absolutely at the centre of my life both at work and at home; I love the feel of pen in hand and nib on paper, the feel and scent of ink flowing onto the page and pleasure of thinking and committing thoughts to paper the old fashioned way!

Work with inky dr. jim

 I am actively keen to support craftspeople, pen makers and businesses in testing & reviewing fountain pens, ink & stationery products.

As a full time NHS anaesthetist, time spent on reviewing and playing with pens is limited – as a result it may take me a few days to weeks to give your items a test and review.  What I can promise though is that I am detailed, fair, consistent and honest & that I will never take advantage of businesses or people who are willing to work with me.

My review ethics are described in the Reviews section – please have a read of these before getting in touch. 

If you are interested in working with me, please drop me a line via my contact form and I’ll be in touch as soon as I can.


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Once I’ve received an item for review, I’ll add it to my review queue and aim to give you an approximate timeline for review.

I’ll typically want to spend at least a couple of weeks with a new pen, maybe less for an ink or stationery item.  I’ll take notes, and give direct feedback and ask questions as I go, before putting something in writing.  I’m actively keen to write about the people and processes behind any product, so if you can give me behind the scenes information, personal stories and persepectives I’ll use these to build on the review. 

Before I put anything online I’ll always give you a copy of the article and time to respond with comments, queries, corrections and additional information.  If we can’t agree a consensus I reserve the right to mention I’ve worked with or reviewed an item even if we don’t end up posting a full review.

Once the review goes online, i’ll aim to put it onto a newsletter and publish on Facebook where relevant and feasible.

I will happily link to affiliate sites and provide details of where to purchase and any special discounts for readers if this is useful and will always fully disclose if i have received any items for free within the review process.


How to get in touch

Click the button at the top of the page to drop me an email in the first instance.  I will do my best to reply within 24 hours, but if I’m busy at work, on-call or life happens, it may take a little longer. 

Feel free also to find me on the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group and message me through there if you like.

I look forward to hearing from you!