Editing

The editing process is a fascinating stage in a text’s journey towards publication. Having provided freelance editing services for independent publishers and cultural institutions before my translation career, in 2020 I began to expand this area of my work once more.

I offer editing services to publishing houses and direct clients, including authors and cultural institutions. My areas of particular interest are literary fiction, literature in translation, commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, and memoir.

Selected Projects

  • Dr Bianco and Other Stories Maciek Bielawski translated by Scotia Gilroy

    Terra Librorum, 2021–2022
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    More about 'Dr Bianco and Other Stories'
    The front cover of Doctor Bianco and other stories by Maciek Bielawski, translated from Polish by Scotia Gilroy. The cover is blank except for text and a circular, metalic object which sits in the centre. A white spiral leads from the edge of the circle into the centre, where a small hole has been cut out of the object.

    Maciek Bielawski is a new name to watch in Polish literature. His debut in his home country was the autobiographical novel Twarde Parapety (‘Hard Windowsills’) (2016)which describes growing up in a provincial town in communist Poland in the 1970s and 80s. Now, with Dr Bianco and Other Stories, Anglophone readers can sample Bielawski’s work in translation for the first time.

    Euro Lit Network

    Written in terse, spare, unaffected prose devoid of sentimentality, the nineteen stories in this collection gradually reveal the portraits of various people inhabiting one particular apartment building in an unspecified town. Bielawski sets up a magnifying glass on a small corner of Polish life and allows us to glimpse fascinating, surreal scenes from a tangle of human lives whose heartbreak, despair and various anxieties might feel surprisingly familiar to readers from any walk of life.

  • All the Lights Clemens Meyer translated by Katy Derbyshire

    And Other Stories, 2011
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    • Fiction
    More about 'All the Lights'
    The front cover of All the Lights by Clemens Meyer, introduced by Stuart Evers. The book's title is displayed in large, distressed, compressed capitals, slightly askew. Above the title in the top right corner is the thick outline of a circle.

    Winner of the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2008

    Stories about people who have lost out in life and in love, and about their hopes for one really big win, the chance to make something of their lives. In silent apartments, desolate warehouses, prisons and by the river, Meyer strikes the tone of our harsh times, and finds the grace notes, the bright lights shining in the dark.