Red Hand


Red Hand Agency is the online studio of editor, writer and sometimes documentary-maker Tom Bass. It presents both creative prose and paid editorial work.

The stories here represent years of meticulous thought, journaling, reading and wonder, an approach he takes into the personal and professional sphere. Read and explore at your leisure the journeys and stories that may cover or combine topics like bicycles, coming of age, conflict, crime, education, foraging, futurism, governance, literature, markets, media, monsters, popular music, propaganda, public affairs, theory or underdogs. Contact Tom Bass if you have any questions regarding new stories or republishing.

Red Hand Agency also provides editorial and proofreading services as well as communication support for print and digital, whether producing academic books, multimedia campaigns, social media management or complex communications interventions. Red Hand’s previous work has supported organizations working in academia, public policy and international development, helping them to grow their brands, businesses, revenues and visibility, and meet their objectives. The agency operates according to the values of accountability, critical thought, curiosity, equity, freedom of expression, grit, openness and transparency. 

In particular, the agency can provide the following services

  • Academic editing
  • Campaign design and implementation
  • Copywriting
  • Photography
  • Proofreading
  • Reporting
  • Social media management
  • Strategic communications
  • Videography

The hand, originally a pale ochre, originates from a cave sunk in a canyon along the remote border of Goshen and Niobrara counties in Wyoming.

Click here for highlights of Red Hand’s previous video work.

Click here for samples of Red Hand’s editorial experience.