Richard has experience in copy-editing essays and PhDs, as well as transcribed interviews and translated exhibition catalogues. He also has a proven track-record of working with artists and creative writers on independent publishing projects.
Weird and eerie copy-editing
Richard is a co-director of Hedera Felix, an independent publisher based in Glasgow, UK. He manages editorial production for Mycelia, a magazine of weird and eerie themed writing as well as visual art. hederafelix.com
Hedera Felix is a small and, for now, voluntary outfit that is ambitious with its international reach. As a result, Richard copy-edits content by talented and diverse people from across the globe. Also, he has lots of opportunity to get to the truth of how writers tick.
Copy-editing for cooperative publishing
Richard worked as co-editor of the artist-led publication series Gnommero, during the period 2011 to 2015. Using Italo Calvino’s Six Memos For The Next Millennium as a theme, he helped cooperatively publish experimental texts, essays as well as visual art. gnommero.tumblr.com
For Richard, producing Gnommero was fantastic. Not only did it give him the chance to meet lots of other artists and writers, but it also provided him with valuable independent publishing experience.
Furthermore, as co-editor there there were many opportunities to work closely with writers practicing in different forms and themes. It allowed Richard to develop good practice for copy-editing, which he has been able to build on since.
Copy-editing for online content
For ten years Richard worked freelance for a-n The Artists Information Company. Undoubtedly, this created a backbone of comprehensive editorial experience. He copy-edited content published online and, at the same time, built a vast back-catalogue of his own writing. Read some of his content here.
Not only did Richard work as part of a small team, but also he managed tasks in a fast-paced geographically distributed environment. There were also opportunities to be creative and, as a result, he was able to promote artists, and their work, using the right sort of voice.
As you have read this far, and because this shows that you are interested, here is a link to Richard’s sound mixing and video production. Find out more: