robert twigger

robert twigger – Editor

I've coached people who have written bestsellers; I have written 15 books translated into 16 languages: Penguin, Harper Collins, Picador.


I am a writing coach as much as I am a editor- and both stem from being a writer. I can see the book from both perspectives and that gives me an edge in helping people find their own voice and their own way of telling their story.

What do I do? I listen- I listen to what you want to do and help you try and achieve it. The answer is already there- it just needs a good sounding board to help bring it out.

I love books that want to help people or say something about life- memoirs are an especial interest.

I read, coached and structurally edited the first draft of Shaun Bythell's Sunday Times bestselling memoir Diary of a Bookseller.

I have written and edited full length books of memoir, fiction, history, self-help and travel. I have won the Somerset Maugham award and the William Hill Sportsbook of the Year award as well as the Newdigate prize for poetry. I have edited my own books alongside top editors from Penguin, Orion and Picador books. I have worked with several literary agents both in the UK and USA and I have taught creative writing at Moniack Mhor in Scotand.

Biographies & Memoirs History Travel
English (UK) English (US)
  • somerset maugham award
  • william hill sportsbook of the year award
  • newdigate poetry prize

Work experience


Jun, 2016 β€” Present

I help people start, continue or finish the book of they want to write. Sometimes it is a new project that is only a dream, sometimes it is a stalled projct that needs some new focus and energy to make it sing.


Sep, 2011 β€” Feb, 2024 (over 12 years)

Writing and editing books, doing a regular blog, speaking on creative writing.


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