I receive a large volume of email and my time is very limited. Much as I’d like to read and reply to every message, that isn’t always possible, so please read my FAQs before contacting me. Thanks!
Please don’t send me a direct message on social media, as I’m unlikely to see it or reply. Email, for all its faults, is best.
Availability for freelance editorial work: limited availability from January 2020.
Do you accept guest posts on this site?
Sorry, no. The vast majority of requests I get for ‘guest posts’ are little better than SEO spam, and the prospective ‘collaboration’ will be of zero interest to my readers. If there is any commercial element to the proposed guest post or collaboration at all, my answer will always be no, so please don’t waste my (or your) time. Equally, I never accept requests for guest posts from ‘professional bloggers’.
Long answer: in rare cases where I would like to invite someone of genuine interest and relevance to write on this website, I might allow a guest post. But this will usually be instigated by me, and it will always be someone whose work I’m already familiar with.
Will you edit my book?
If it’s non-fiction in the outdoor, adventure or travel genres, then we could be a good fit. I am also an experienced fiction editor, but I’m taking on fewer fiction clients at the moment and am selective about the work I choose to accept. Nevertheless, let’s talk it through – I love getting my teeth into a good novel!
At most times of the year I need 1-2 months of notice for a new project – sometimes less in quieter periods, but the more notice you can give me the better. I am particularly busy during the summer. Please get in touch as early as you can.
I’m a magazine publisher. Can you help with copy-editing or proofreading spreads before they go to print?
Let’s talk. I am currently focusing on books, but from time to time I may have limited availability for magazine work.
Will you publish my article in TGO or Sidetracked?
I play no role in commissioning TGO or Sidetracked features.
Will you review my book/ other product?
Please read my review policy.
Do you publish sponsored content?
In the vast majority of cases the answer will be no, and I delete most emails suggesting paid collaborations without reading them. They rarely fit with my vision of what I want to publish – I’m keen to keep material on this site focused and of the best quality.
Will you be an ambassador for my (or my client’s) brand?
Sorry, I’m not interested in being a brand ambassador. In my experience, ambassadorship compromises objectivity and poisons the well with yet more consumerism. I don’t like influencer culture and consider myself an anti-influencer.
If you’re still reading, and would still like to get in touch, please email me here.