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TRAINING COURSES, WORKSHOPS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and Society of Indexers (SI), University of York, Joint Conference, September 2015. One-day, pre-conference training course: Introduction to Fiction Editing.

  • SfEP, November 2013–April 2015. Project manager of and contributor to online training course, Introduction to Fiction Editing.

  • SfEP, Royal Holloway College, London, SfEP Annual Conference, September 2014, two-hour workshop. An Introduction to Editing Fiction: Mind over Matter.

  • SfEP, Royal Holloway College, London, SfEP Annual Conference, September 2014, Seminar. How we got started (with John Firth and Richard Hutchinson).

  • SfEP, Glasgow Group and North East Scotland Group, Edinburgh, June 2014. Professional Development Day. Publishing Scotland for Freelances.

  • SfEP, Glasgow Group, November 2013. Talk on Editing Fiction.

  • SafeSpace Write-athon, November 2013, Awards ceremony.

  • University of Edinburgh, informal talk to the PublishEd Society, November 2013, on what an editor does; how an editor works with authors etc.

  • Publishing Scotland, Edinburgh. 2012–present. Full-day training course. Setting up as a Freelancer. Aimed at those who have recently started out as a freelancer, or are thinking of doing so.
  • Safe Space Write-athon, November 2012. A general introduction, given as a workshop to Write-athon participants, on general writing matters, common errors and elements for consideration.
  • Kingston University, London. 2010. Annual Kingston Publishing Conference: Self-Publishing: Last resort or heralding a new era of author participation? Seminar given on: ‘How do you know if it’s any good? Remaining objective about your work; recruiting objective feedback, working with editors. Why this essential not optional’.
  • Chamber of Commerce, Edinburgh. 2009. Workshop given at the request of Publishing Scotland on: ‘The realities of freelancing’.
  • Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (Scotland) (SCBWI). 2009. Summer retreat: Spring into Summer Inspired. Workshop given on: ‘What does an editor do?’
  • Erskine Writers’ Group. 2008. Informal workshop on general publishing and editing matters.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Chapter 9. ‘How do you know if it's any good?’ with Gale Winskill. In: The Naked Author: A Guide to Self-publishing, Alison Baverstock (Bloomsbury, 2011), pp. 115–129.
  • ‘Self-Publishing: any good?’ Editing Matters: The magazine for editors and proofreaders (Society for Editors and Proofreaders, November 2010), p. 4.
  • ‘You've written a children's book. Now what?’ Thistleblower: The Newsletter for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Scotland. (March 2009), p. 12.
Written under my maiden name, F.G Taylor:
  • Active Composition, F.G Taylor, M. Reive & H.D. Taylor (Youth Bookroom, Hong Kong, 1995)
  • Get it Right: Integrated Listening, Reading and Writing Exercises, Book One, F.G. Taylor (Youth Bookroom, Hong Kong, 1994)
  • Get it Right: Integrated Listening, Reading and Writing Exercises, Book Two, F.G. Taylor (Youth Bookroom, Hong Kong, 1994)

BLOGS

  • Separated by a Common Language …. says who? November 2013, on ‘Mac Logan writes’: http://wp.me/p482mQ-j3