My first issue of Sidetracked magazine as editor: a learning curve, ice bears, and that Gucci cover
Our best issue yet, and my first at the helm, but one not without controversy.
Sky Dance by John D. Burns – why this book was my top project for 2019
On 5 September 2019, I spoke at the launch of Sky Dance by Pinnacle Editorial client John D. Burns. Here’s why this author’s work means so much to me – particularly his latest book. This is an expanded version of the short talk I gave at the book launch.
What does a book editor do?
There’s often a critical difference between knowing what you want to communicate and actually communicating it effectively The work of an editor can sometimes be opaque. Writers send us their books to edit, and a few weeks later they receive their manuscript back – plus a few thousand tracked changes
Availability update: Pinnacle Editorial is fully booked well into 2018, plus a few thoughts on the future
After a quieter month, things are moving into high gear at Pinnacle Editorial HQ, and my time is now fully accounted for until the end of February 2018. I have a varied mix of projects on the go at the moment: * I’ve just started work on Vol.11 of
My new editorial role at TGO Magazine
It’s my pleasure to announce that I’m taking on a new freelance role at TGO Magazine, the UK’s leading authority on backpacking and hillwalking since 1978. Will Renwick has recently moved to OutdoorsMagic (well done, Will!) so I am assuming his duties as Online Editor. I’m
Editing TGO Magazine
In early May, I took a call from Emily Rodway, the editor of TGO Magazine. She had a simple request: for me to help get the June 2017 issue ready while she was on holiday. Of course, I said I’d do it. My relationship with this magazine goes back
Pausing for breath
They say freelancing is a feast or famine business. Over the last ten weeks or so I’ve really learned what that actually means. I’m well into my second year as an independent editor. I made the jump in July 2014, and I spent the first six months building
News – The Alder Trail in Trail Magazine, and Sidetracked Volume 8
I haven’t had much time for writing on here this month – work seems to have been relentless – but there are some notable updates I’m excited to share with you. New article in Trail magazine In the November 2016 issue of Trail Magazine, you’ll find my feature on
Availability update for freelance editorial work
I still have time to take on one or two projects over the summer, but slots are filling up fast and I am now fully booked for freelance editorial work until the first week of June. If you’d like to hire me, or would just like an informal chat