Robbie Guillory

Robbie Guillory - Editor Tick

Glasgow, UK

Editor and proofreader with seven years professional experience, keen on short story collections, humour, and nature-filled non-fiction

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I'm an experienced editor of fiction and non-fiction with a background in the UK publishing industry. I am also Readers' Editor for Gutter Magazine, Scotland's leading magazine of new writing.

The bulk of my experience is in working on short story collections across a multitude of genres, humour titles, and nature-based non-fiction, but I have also worked with authors writing crime, historical and literary fiction.

I like to work closely with authors to make the best of their book without sacrificing their style and voice. Those are the attributes that will help you to stand out from the crowd, and the ones I want to champion!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Literature
Short Story
Non-Fiction
Nature

Awards

  • Freight Books was Scottish Publisher of the Year 2015

Work experience

Managing Editor

Saraband Books
October, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

At Saraband I have been working mostly on production (typesetting, proofreading), ebook management, and some non-fiction editing.

Readers' Editor

Gutter Magazine
October, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Gutter Magazine is Scotland's leading magazine of new writing. My main role is looking after our subscriber base, but I also muck in for proofreading each issue.

Managing Editor

Freight Books
March, 2013 – August, 2017 (over 4 years)

Freight Books published some of the most exciting Scottish authors, both new and established. I managed the production, editing, and proofreading of titles.

Freelance editorial and writing

Self-employed
September, 2011 – Present (over 7 years)

I've worked as an editor and proofreader for a number of companies, including HarperCollins and the brightest newcomers in British publishing, 404 Ink.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

In Rude Health: The Funniest and Most Explicit Stories from the NHS

Robbie Guillory

From the man with a device lodged far inside his body whose batteries refuse to run out to a woman with a plunger super-glued to her vagina, In Rude Health recounts real life tales from the coal face of the NHS. From doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychiatrists and dentists come a range of eye-popping, side-splitting acts of misadventure that have had the medical profession weeping into th... read more

From the man with a device lodged far inside his body whose batteries refuse to run out to a woman with a plunger super-glued to her vagina, In Rude Health recounts real life tales from the coal face of the NHS. From doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychiatrists and dentists come a range of eye-popping, side-splitting acts of misadventure that have had the medical profession weeping into th... read more

Here We F**king Go

Chris McQueer

LifeBlood

Gill Fyffe

Poisoned. Ruined. Silenced. A family story. In 1988 Gill Fyffe undergoes a traumatic birth, requiring a blood transfusion. Over the following years, Gill struggles to raise her family as she experiences constant and extreme fatigue, at one point falling asleep at the wheel, crashing her car. When her daughter is seven she receives word from the authorities her transfusion was contaminated. She... read more

Poisoned. Ruined. Silenced. A family story. In 1988 Gill Fyffe undergoes a traumatic birth, requiring a blood transfusion. Over the following years, Gill struggles to raise her family as she experiences constant and extreme fatigue, at one point falling asleep at the wheel, crashing her car. When her daughter is seven she receives word from the authorities her transfusion was contaminated. She... read more

Mayhem & Death

Helen McClory

Hings

Chris McQueer

From the streets of working class Scotland, and on occasion, a little beyond our solar system, comes one of the country's most hilarious debut writers. Putting surreal and witty twists on the everyday, Chris McQueer creates recognisable characters you will love and want to avoid like the plague. Peter's earned his night off, and there s not a bloody chance he s covering Shelley's shift. He jus... read more

From the streets of working class Scotland, and on occasion, a little beyond our solar system, comes one of the country's most hilarious debut writers. Putting surreal and witty twists on the everyday, Chris McQueer creates recognisable characters you will love and want to avoid like the plague. Peter's earned his night off, and there s not a bloody chance he s covering Shelley's shift. He jus... read more

Dark Side of the Moon

Les Wood

Published 2016 by Freight Books. Ex-review copy, good as new.

Published 2016 by Freight Books. Ex-review copy, good as new.

The Few

Cathy McSporran

Few

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The Mauricewood: Devils

Dorothy Alexander

A meticulously researched, semi-fictionalised account the Mauricewood pit disaster near Edinburgh of 1889 related by seven year-old Martha and her step-mother Jess. Their accounts are given in the aftermath of the death of Martha's father and 62 others in the accident.With many of the miners families left destitute, the women of Mauricewood undertake a campaign for compensation and justice aga... read more

A meticulously researched, semi-fictionalised account the Mauricewood pit disaster near Edinburgh of 1889 related by seven year-old Martha and her step-mother Jess. Their accounts are given in the aftermath of the death of Martha's father and 62 others in the accident.With many of the miners families left destitute, the women of Mauricewood undertake a campaign for compensation and justice aga... read more

Killochries

Jim Carruth

Killochries

Killochries

Doubling Back: Ten Paths Trodden in Memory

Linda Cracknell

Doubling Back is a fascinating and moving account of walking in the footsteps of others. In 1952 Linda Cracknell's father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. Fifty years later Linda retraces that fateful journey, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection of walking tales takes its theme from that pilgrimage. The walks trace the contours of history, following writer... read more

Doubling Back is a fascinating and moving account of walking in the footsteps of others. In 1952 Linda Cracknell's father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. Fifty years later Linda retraces that fateful journey, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection of walking tales takes its theme from that pilgrimage. The walks trace the contours of history, following writer... read more

Mercy Seat

Wayne Price

Attempting to escape his childhood and youth in the South Wales valleys of the 1980s, Luke drifts to a seaside town and into a marriage and fatherhood for which he is unprepared. The arrival of a stranger - his wife's troubled sister, Christine - will change each of their lives forever. Drawn into the unspoken, destructive mystery at the heart of the two women's childhoods, Luke finds his own ... read more

Attempting to escape his childhood and youth in the South Wales valleys of the 1980s, Luke drifts to a seaside town and into a marriage and fatherhood for which he is unprepared. The arrival of a stranger - his wife's troubled sister, Christine - will change each of their lives forever. Drawn into the unspoken, destructive mystery at the heart of the two women's childhoods, Luke finds his own ... read more

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David Fazekas
It was a pleasure working with Robbie. He understood what I was trying to convey in my book and was able to edit it to really make it shine and read smoothly. Would definitely work with him again.

David Fazekas, May 2019


Matthew Carter
Well done with editing my novel. Professional and diligent job!

Matthew Carter, March 2019


Caroline Griego
I learned so much; Robbie engaged in a meaningful dialogue that challenged me and made my work stronger. Hope to work with him again soon!

Caroline Griego, March 2019

Robbie Guillory
Thanks very much Caroline! I really enjoyed your story.

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Marcus Chapman
Robbie provided developmental editing for my collection of short stories. We communicated for the span of two months. He is professional and cheerful in his interactions but most importantly, his notes are revealed to me patterns in my storytelling (productive and unproductive) that I hadn't noticed. His eye for seeing the heart of a story within pages and pages of extra words is paralleled onl...
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Marcus Chapman, March 2019

Robbie Guillory
Thanks so much Marcus! I really appreciate that.

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Jeanelle B
Rob, Provided a solid proofread for the first novella in my book series. He communicated effectively and provided a clean proof of my manuscript.

Jeanelle B, January 2019

Robbie Guillory
Thanks Jeanelle! It was lovely working with you and to get to know the Orphan Dreamer!

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