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TRAINING, PUBLICATIONS & BLOGS

Training, workshops & speaking engagements

  • Contributor to The Mystical Mutt: The Success Story of Two Scottish Authors, first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, 26 December 2017.

  • Workshop leader: SfEP, Annual Conference, 2016. Live Editing Session (fiction).

  • Workshop leader: one-day, pre-conference training course. Introduction to Fiction Editing: SfEP and Society of Indexers (SI), Joint Annual Conference, 2015.

  • Speaker: SfEP, Annual Conference, 2014: workshop, An Introduction to Editing Fiction: Mind over Matter; and seminar, How we got started (with John Firth and Richard Hutchinson).

  • Speaker: SfEP, Glasgow Group and North-East Scotland Group, Edinburgh, 2014. Professional Development Day.

  • Consultant/trainer/editor (voluntary): SafeSpace, 2013–2014, charity fundraising write-athon (patron, the late Iain Banks).

  • Speaker and contributor: Creative Careers Fair, University of Edinburgh, 2014 & 2015.

  • Speaker: SfEP, Glasgow Group, 2013. Editing Fiction.

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

  • Seminar: Annual Kingston Publishing Conference, Kingston University, London. 2010: ‘How do you know if it's any good? Remaining objective about your work; recruiting objective feedback, working with editors. Why this is 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 Book 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