I am a writer and editor based in Scotland. I have over a decade of editorial and copywriting experience, working with companies such as Hodder & Stoughton, HarperCollins, Faber & Faber, Juilliard and Ericsson. For the past six years, I have worked as an editor for a prominent literary consultancy, providing creative editorial feedback, mentoring, proofreading, and copy-editing.
My fiction won the New Voices Award in the 2022 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Bath Novel Award. My non-fiction – featured in Places Journal, Ernest Journal and Little White Lies, among other publications – focuses on place, identity and culture. I graduated with Distinction from the Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University in 2017 and I am currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews.
- Bath Novel Award 2017 (Shortlisted)
- Janklow and Nesbit Prize 2017 (Shortlisted)
- Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing New Voices Award 2022
- MA in Creative Writing, Bath Spa University
- PhD in Creative Writing, University of St Andrews (current)
Editing both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, specialising in memoir, travel writing and nature writing, plus speculative fiction and literary fiction; providing detailed fifteen-page creative editorial reports on story, plot, pacing, setting, characters and style; one-to-one year-long mentoring with regular feedback and tutorials; in-depth proofreading and copyediting on book-length manuscripts.
Designing and project managing a variety of marketing and publicity campaigns, and writing creative copy for world-renowned brands such as Ericsson and Saab.
Writing user-experience and editorial copy for the developer’s award-winning iOS apps, such as The Waste Land with Faber & Faber, Collins Bird Guide (FutureBook Award winner 2014), Molecules by Theodore Gray (App Store Editors’ Choice, Apple’s Best of 2014), Steve Reich’s Clapping Music (nominated for RPS Music Award 2015), Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Apple’s Best of 2014), Juilliard String Quartet (App Store Editors’ Choice), and Juilliard Open Studios (Apple’s Best of 2015); producing copy and other marketing material for email newsletters, websites, social media, App Store descriptions, print and online adverts, and press releases; responsible for crafting and maintaining the company voice in all external sales, marketing and business-to-business communications.
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