Selective list of recent projects

Over the many years I've been editing, I've worked on countless titles. Below is a short selection of more recently published works.

For individual writers

Ian Cook, The Future is Red (2021)

Kirsten MacQuarrie, Ellen and Arbor (2020)

Anna Karczewska, Black Rose and African Violets (2019)

Alastair Loudon, Gentry Links (2018)

Nick Elliott, The Angus McKinnon trilogy: Sea of Gold (2015); Dark Ocean (2017); Black Reef (2018)

Ailie Finlay, Storytelling and singing for people with dementia: a guide for carers (2017); Huntington’s disease: a story for children and their families (SHAYP) (2018)

Elise Alden, Hate to Love You (2014); Pitch Imperfect (2014)

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When I'm working with individual writers, some projects can take time to come to fruition. Watch this space for more from writers I've been working with over the last couple of years, whose books are still taking shape …

Fiction and narrative non-fiction publishers

Alan Parks, The April Dead (Canongate Books, 2020)

Alasdair Gray, Purgatory (Canongate Books, 2019)

Tim Clare, The Ice House (Canongate Books, 2019)

Keggie Carew, Quicksand Tales (Canongate Books, 2018)

Polly Pullar, A Scurry of Squirrels: Nurturing the Wild (Birlinn 2021)

Patrick Baker, The Unremembered Places: Exploring Scotland's Wild Histories (Birlinn 2020)

Willy Slavin, Life is Not a Long Quiet River (Birlinn Ltd, 2019)

Ian Bradley, The Fife Pilgrim Way (Birlinn Ltd, 2018)

Rosemary Goring, Scotland: Her Story (Birlinn Ltd, 2018)

Polly Pullar, A Richness of Martens (Birlinn Ltd, 2018)

Academic and education publishers

Colin Gardner, Chaoid Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming)

Philip E. Phillis, Greek Cinema and Migration, 1991–2016 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020)

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas & Dean Brandum, ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May (Edinburgh University Press, 2019)

Martine Beugnet et al (eds), Indefinite Visions (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)

Naam Thomas, Collins Atlas Skills for CSEC (Collins, 2021)

Farah Christian (ed.), Social Studies Atlas for Jamaica Secondary Workbook (Collins, 2019)

David Grant, AQA GCSE (9–1) English Literature: A Christmas Carol (Pearson, 2018)

Julie Hughes,  AQA GCSE (9–1) English Literature: Romeo and Juliet (Pearson, 2018)

Melanie Johnson (ed.), 'The Calanais Fields Project: Excavation of a Prehistoric Sub-Peat Field
System at Calanais, Isle of Lewis, 1999–2000' (Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR), 2021)

Claire Christie (ed.) 'The Excavation of Neolithic Pits and a Bronze Age Burial Site at Ness Gap,
Fortrose' (Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR), 2020)

Magnus Kirby (ed.), 'Excavations at Musselburgh Primary Health Care Centre: Iron Age and
Roman discoveries to the north of Inveresk Roman Fort, East Lothian' (Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports (SAIR), 2020)

Sheena Williamson, Higher Geography: Practice Papers for SQA Exams (Hodder Education, 2017)

Frank Cooney, Higher Modern Studies: Practice Papers for SQA Exams (Hodder Education, 2017)

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