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Green Gables Editing

With twenty years’ experience in editing, media and PR, I work on a wide range of materials in varying genres and on different platforms. I specialise in supporting self-published authors, not only editing and proofreading but also typesetting and producing books for publication.

I have edited fiction and memoirs but I also work on articles, reports, press releases, dissertations and essays, both editing and performing extensive rewrites, maintaining both the message and the voice of my client. I’m happy to fact check and engage in research.

I’ve written and edited copy for, and managed the production of, military, dentistry, technology and consumer magazines; created copy for corporate websites; and written news and features on a range of subjects from travel to underground coal gasification.

I am also very keen to support those for whom English is not the first language, or those who lack confidence in their writing skills but still have a story to tell.

Doric Books

Doric Books is a Community Interest Company (CIC) which exists to benefit the Doric speaking community. Aaron Gale (author and illustrator) and Jackie Ross (author and storyteller) established Doric Books due to their shared passion for the mither tongue of the North-East of Scotland.

What We Do

  • Publish books written solely in Doric.
  • Provide an outlet for other Doric authors to sell their books via our website.
  • Deliver Doric workshops and events in schools, care homes and other community settings.
  • Work in partnership with local organisations to create new materials in Doric.

Our Aims

  • To publish all kinds of Doric material for people of all ages.
  • To be part of a world where Scots is fully recognised as a language and where local cultural identity and diversity is valued.


Scottish Universities Press

Scottish Universities Press is a collaborative, library-led initiative, owned and operated by 18 participating HEIs. The project is being co-ordinated through SCURL (Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries). SUP aims to provide a clear and cost-effective route for researchers to make their work freely available to a global audience, meeting the requirements of funders and realising the government ambition to extend the impact of research across society.  SUP hopes to offer a clear route to a professional standard of publishing on a not-for-profit basis. SUP will initially publish monographs by academics from our participating institutions in any discipline.

We will extend to publish other types of content, such as journals and e-textbooks, as SUP develops. Content will be published open access and will be freely available to access on our online publishing platform. We will also offer a ‘print on demand’ service for the books. The development of the press is led by a Management Board with a representative from each institution. We are in the process of recruiting our Editorial Board which will manage the publishing output, including the peer review process. Our online publishing platform is also in development with the University of Edinburgh. The aim is to launch the Press in Autumn 2022.

Portobello Literary

Portobello Literary are a literary agency based in Edinburgh, representing excellent writing from Scotland and beyond in adult fiction and non-fiction. We handle UK and international rights for our clients and regularly attend international book fairs. Our clients include Polly Atkin, Fiona Black, Gill Booles, Russell Jones, Andrés N. Ordorica, Wendy Pratt and Christina Riley. Our website includes resources for aspiring writers seeking publication.

Portobello Literary was founded by Caro Clarke who has over ten years’ experience in publishing – at Transworld (PRH) and most recently at Canongate Books as a Senior Rights Manager. They were named Rights Professional of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2021. In 2019, they co-founded the Nan Shepherd Prize for underrepresented nature writers, which kickstarted a passion to demystify the publishing industry and help emerging writers to develop their craft and build their writing careers. Portobello Literary was established in 2022 to build on that work.

Lianne Walker

Lianne Walker is a Scottish Audiobook Narrator working with both fiction and non-fiction books. There is so much great writing in Scotland that deserves to be heard by as many people as possible. I work with authors and publishers to give voice to these great stories.

Palimpsest Book Production Ltd

Palimpsest Book Production Ltd are the UK’s market leader in typesetting, digital and pre-press services for the publishing world.

Our success is based on our commitment to excellence, our attention to detail and our huge love for books! These attributes have helped us to produce over 60,000 titles in the last 27 years.

From our core expertise as highly skilled typesetters, to our innovative digital workflow, we offer the complete package for publishers & self-publishing authors. We became an employee-owned company in 2018, which has allowed the management team and staff to work together and successfully move the business forward.

Examples of our titles include: The Midnight Library (Matt Haig), Tall Tales and Wee Stories (Billy Connolly), Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman), More Moaning (Karl Pilkington), Black and British (David Olusoga), Me (Elton John), The Foundling (Stacey Halls) and Word Perfect (Susie Dent).

For more title snapshots, please visit our gallery:

Our clients include: HarperCollinsPublishers, Hodder & Stoughton, WF Howes, Severn House, Pan Macmillan, Canongate, Headline, Bonnier, Arcturus and Little, Brown Book Group.

University of Stirling

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication was established in 1982, and has since developed a global reputation for its postgraduate degrees in publishing, its research activities, and its industry links. Focusing on book, magazine, journal and digital publishing, the Centre trains the publishers of the future, provides opportunities for those currently working in the industry to reflect on their professional practice, and through its research, critically analyses the past, present and future of publishing.

Postgraduate degrees in publishing, research, consultancy, knowledge transfer, short courses.

The Art of Music

Based in Dunblane, Scotland, The Art of Music was founded by Alistair Warwick in 1992 in order to provide high-quality music and text typesetting. This soon extended to include practical and reflective skills training for musicians.

Examples of their projects are on the website

The Art of Music is a member of Business for Scotland and the Federation of Small Businesses.

Mairi Sutherland

A freelance editor/proofreader, experienced in managing the editorial process from manuscript through to publication. I work on a wide range of publications: schoolbooks (mainly primary/secondary mathematics); academic books (mainly astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, history); general trade books, including highly illustrated books; corporate publications.

Clients include Atlantic Books, Birlinn, Cambridge University Press, Historic Environment Scotland, Octopus, Oxford University Press, Quercus.

Work ranges from copy-editing to project management, including: briefing and managing other freelance editors, proofreaders, picture researchers and indexers; substantive editing; on-screen copy-editing; proofreading; liaising with authors, designers and outside agencies.