Winskill Editorial
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Tutoring, mentoring, training courses, workshops & seminars

  • Tutor, HarperCollins Author Academy (fiction stream), 2021–present. (see Welcome to the HarperCollins Author Academy - HarperCollins Academy).
  • Tutor, CIEP's Introduction to Fiction Editing course (2015–present).
  • Mentor, CIEP's Proofreading Mentoring scheme (2016–present).
  • Revised and updated Publishing Training Centre’s (PTC) Editing Fiction and Editorial Style online courses (2021).
  • London Book Fair, Insights Seminar Programme. March 2019. Seminar, co-presented with Margaret Hunter: Authors Are Our Business: The Collaborative Relationship between Editor and Author.
  • Project-managed and co-wrote the CIEP’s Introduction to Fiction Editing online course (2015).
  • SfEP (now the CIEP) Annual Conference:
    • 2018. Lightning talk: Who dares wings
    • 2015. One-day, pre-conference training course. Introduction to Fiction Editing
    • 2016. Live Editing Session (fiction)
    • 2014. Workshop, An Introduction to Editing Fiction: Mind over Matter
    • 2014. Seminar, How we got started (with John Firth and Richard Hutchinson).
  • Contributor to The Mystical Mutt: The Success Story of Two Scottish Authors, first broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, 26 December 2017.
  • Informal talks to:
    • Writers' groups
    • SfEP (now the CIEP), Glasgow & Edinburgh Groups
    • Professional Development Day, SfEP Glasgow & NE Scotland Groups
    • Creative Careers Fair, University of Edinburgh
    • University of Edinburgh, PublishEd Society.
  • Consultant/trainer/editor (voluntary): SafeSpace charity write-athon, 2013–2014 (patron, the late Iain Banks).
  • Kingston Publishing Conference, Kingston University, London. 2010. Seminar.
  • Chamber of Commerce, Edinburgh. 2009. Workshop.
  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Scotland) (SCBWI). 2009. Summer retreat: Workshop.


  • 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).