Copy-editing and publishing

Richard has unique experience in copy-editing and publishing, working with clients on 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 and publishing

Hedera Felix

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.

Hedera Felix is a 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.

An image showing issue from the Gnommero series. White and brown paper publications with coloured dots in the middle. In the centre lies a bright red envelope with text, with the title 'Gnommero Collection'. Copy-editing for the contents of these photographed publications was conducted by myself and Sarah Tripp, in Glasgow.

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 and publishing, which he has been able to build on since.

Copy-editing for online content

a-n The Artists Information Company

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. As a result he was able to promote artists, and their work, using the right sort of voice.

A screen-grab of tiled website content that shows images with text underneath. Shows a selected range of copy-editing for online content, as well as interviews and articles that I wrote, when working for a-n The Artists Information Company.

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: