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Editing services for writers of short fiction and narrative non-fiction. I also work with academics and people who create artwork.

See about my rates. Check testimonials. Have a look at Hedera Felix, an independent publisher that I volunteer my time with.

About me

I was born in 1985, in Sheffield (UK), and grew up in the North East Derbyshire town of Dronfield, which is just south of the Yorkshire border. After studying an art-related course in Leeds, and graduating in 2007, I moved to Scotland in 2009.

I started off in Glasgow and got involved in its artist-led independent publishing scene. Then, in 2011, I moved to Edinburgh and spent most of my time with poets and other writers. All-the-while, through a creative lens, I was building on my experience in writing, editing and the creation of related artwork.

In 2015 I moved back to Glasgow to study on the Master of Fine Art programme at Glasgow School of Art. During this time I realised that people recognised and valued my editing skills as well as my approaches to visual art production.

In 2018 I joined with Simone Hutchinson and Pamela Klark to form Hedera Felix, an independent publisher and community interest company. When the pandemic hit hard, in early 2020 I started painting again, just like I did back in my days at West Studios at Chesterfield College in the early 00s.