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.

Overview

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.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History Travel
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • somerset maugham award
  • william hill sportsbook of the year award
  • newdigate poetry prize

Work experience

Self-employed

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.

Self-employed

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

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

Portfolio

The Modern Explorers

Hanbury-Tenison, Robin

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Duende

Jason Webster

Having pursued a conventional enough path through school and university, Jason Webster was all set to enter the world of academe as a profession. But when his aloof Florentine girlfriend of so... read more
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Love, Nina meets Black Books: a wry and hilarious account of life in Scotland's biggest second-hand bookshop and the band of eccentrics and book-obsessives who work there'The Diary Of A Bookse... read more
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