Category Archives: News

An eye for detail

I’m delighted to be mixing with like-minded eagle-eyes having joined the Society for Editing and Proofing (SfEP) at the back end of 2016. A friendly local group in Edinburgh has welcomed me and it’s fascinating to learn of the wide … Continue reading >;/span>

Building progress

The Edinburgh Festival may be in full swing, but the summer is already tearing away, with a range of projects bouncing along happily. The Heritage Lottery funded communications project for Augustine United Church is making good progress. It’s great to … Continue reading >;/span>

Project management for AUC

I’m delighted to have been contracted to project manage a Heritage Lottery funded research and communications project for an inner city Edinburgh church. Augustine United Church is situated on the historic George IV Bridge (opposite the almost-as-historic Elephant House, “the … Continue reading >;/span>

Book of the Week – Philip Glass memoir

Beginning today, 27 April, another Book of the Week abridgement – and, following on from December’s Schubert-themed series, another book about music and musicians. This time, the unique master of minimalism, Philip Glass. It’s a big, wide-ranging book, part memoir, … Continue reading >;/span>

Google images

Dear Google, just for the record, 2nd from the right isn’t me. Not even in the morning. 🙂 Thank you.   (Find out who it is here.)

So far in 2014…

proofing a new book, Reflections on Eldership, due out from Saint Andrew Press in April articles, site management and moderation for Methodist website, Singing the Faith Plus a couple of DVD resource proposals; a book proposal editing study booklet article … Continue reading >;/span>

Go for it! Stories worth telling

A little over a year ago I was commissioned to edit these stories about community-based projects run by or involving local churches. We told the stories in order to publicise a new Church of Scotland fund that is providing grants … Continue reading >;/span>

Stories without words

Just out of the edit suite where I’ve been producing a promotional video for an Edinburgh charity. They want to be able to show the piece on large screens in their newly refurbished cafe area. And, in order to be … Continue reading >;/span>

Herald publishes affordable housing article

Had an article published in The Herald today. It highlights a unique affordable housing initiative on the Isle of Arran and is driven by Scottish Churches Housing Action. Whitebeam Housing aims to purchase empty housing for sale on island and … Continue reading >;/span>

Children, not trams

Interviewed Chris McNaught, the retiring Director of Children and Families Services for the Church of Scotland’s Social Care Council (which operates as CrossReach), and have produced a couple of audio releases for distribution to local radio stations across Scotland. In … Continue reading >;/span>

Looking for Mrs Livingstone – new Radio 4 Book of the Week

Have just completed a new abridgment for Radio 4 –  Looking for Mrs Livingstone by Scottish journalist Julie Davidson. It’s the story of David Livingstone’s wife, Mary – the first white woman to cross the Kalahari (twice, and both times … Continue reading >;/span>

Methodist resource for small groups

Journeying Together – a three part DVD resource for the Methodist Church in Britain – is now available online. Subtitled “The how and why of small groups”, it was made with Simon Jones mainly in and around Newcastle and Dunblane.

A Greyhound of a Girl abridged for radio

That’s the sent button hit on the completed abridgement of Roddy Doyle’s A Greyhound of a Girl – about “the sort of ghost every child should have in their lives”. The five episodes will go out on Radio 4 Extra … Continue reading >;/span>

Roddy Doyle abridgement for BBC

It may appear that I’ve gone to ground since May – but no. It has been a busy summer and it’s not letting up – which is all good. I completed a re-write of a radio play; am working on … Continue reading >;/span>

Church of Scotland General Assembly media

May proved busy, with editorial work for housing and care charity MHA, shooting and editing for the Church of Scotland diaconate and the annual gathering of the Church of Scotland General Assembly in Edinburgh. With friend and highly experienced broadcaster … Continue reading >;/span>

New audio production page

Have just added a new page to the website, highlighting the option of audio press releases for organisations. Examples available for download.

Church of Scotland Diaconate DVD

Delighted to be shooting in Garthamlock, just outside Glasgow, this past week – as part of a DVD project for The Church of Scotland Diaconate. Garthmlock is one of those many communities hidden from the view of those of us … Continue reading >;/span>

Music for new Brian Wren hymn collection

This week, I signed contracts with Hope Publishing in the States, to include a number of my settings of Brian Wren texts in his forthcoming new hymn collection. Brian remains one of the most challenging, prolific and accomplished English-speaking hymn … Continue reading >;/span>

Church of Scotland Go For It Fund

I’ve been editing a new booklet that heralds The Church of Scotland’s Go For It fund. The fund, which draws together three existing fund/committees, supports a wide range of amazing locally-based intiatives in communities right across Scotland. It’s been good … Continue reading >;/span>

Finding Transwonderland on Radio 4

My BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week abridgement, Finding Transwonderland by Noo Saro-Wiwa, will be broadcast in the first week of 2012: 2nd – 6th January.