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Freelance work

From copy-editing and proofreading, to online content management and art writing, as well as experience in teaching and sound editing, Richard supplements his creative practice by offering a range of freelance services.

Contact via email for enquiries and rates.

Workshops with art students

Workshops for BA and postgraduate students in creative writing, self-editing for performance and spoken word, and writing as a form of reflection on studio practice.

Variations of this content have been delivered at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Leeds (2015), Glasgow School of Art (2016), and the alternative art school programme Syllabus III (2017).


Editing for print and online content

Co-director, Hedera Felix: publisher of experimental, weird and literary fiction and art. Submission reviewing, copy editing, email communications, events facilitation and comparing. Organising distribution, developing funding strategies for future projects. Online content management in Wordpress, social media strategy. Editorial planning using Google sheets, Dropbox and Trello.

Online content team, a-n The Artists Information Company. Researching, interviewing, writing, transcribing and proofing for Wordpress content. Membership communications and support. Social media management and event coverage. Monthly feature of members’ work on Instagram with Q&As published online. Remote work communicating on Skype with task management on iMeet Central.

Communications officer, Glasgow Zine Fest 2018. Social media management to promote fundraising events and festival programme. Online content management (Square Space).
Mail-out design and distribution (Mail Chimp).  

Copy editor, Alex Hetherington/Modern Edinburgh Film School’s Ripples on the Pond project at Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (GOMA). Copy editing and proofing interviews with artist-filmmakers for print. Experience in editing to produce informative poster-publications. 

Co-editor, Gnommero artist-run print publication. Submission reviewing, editing, proofing and formatting of written and image contributions in InDesign. Organising and comparing events. Managing online presence and sales. Pivotal in harnessing skills applied to further editing jobs, for online and print publications.


Art journalism and art writing

2016 – ‘Do it all in the same day’, art writing piece for archival project, Modern Edinburgh Film School.
Published in print and online

June 2016 – Preview feature on Glasgow School of Art’s MFA degree show 2016, The Skinny.
Published in print and online

2014 – Feature on history of art zines in Scotland, National Galleries Scotland (GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland).

2011 – Art reviews of Scottish exhibitions, This is Tomorrow. Published online

Sound editing

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

Editing sound recordings of talks for online publication. This role sees production of clear and accessible sound recordings for diverse audiences.

Glasgow Life (GOMA).
Editing comprehensive recorded talks with curators and artists. Extended sound editing skills to render clear sound files for accessibility.