If you’d like to speak to me about developing your project, whether you’re in the early stages or are polishing a piece for publication, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me at gary at influxpress dot com.
I have many years of editorial experience. As the co-founder of award-winning independent publisher, Influx Press.I have worked on numerous titles, including the James Tait Black Award-winning Attrib. and Other Stories by Eley Williams, Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson and the Dylan Thomas Prize-longlisted How the Light Gets In by Clare Fisher.
Influx Press won the Republic of Conscious Prize in 2018 for best small publisher.
I worked as an editor in the fiction department of Titan Books for two years, acquiring and editing science fiction, fantasy, horror and TV/film/gaming tie-in fiction. I worked with New York Times bestselling authors as well as emerging debut authors.
I worked as an editor for independent genre publisher, Unsung Stories, for two years, acquiring and editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Previous to this, I worked as fiction editor for the long running literary magazine, Ambit.
I now work as a chief acquiring editor and publisher at Influx Press, the independent publisher I founded in 2012 with my colleague Kit Caless.
I have a passion for literary fiction, place-focused writing and literary speculative fiction and am always excited to work on manuscripts from new writers.
I offer development edits, providing advice on structure, character and plot, copy-edits to address style, tone and consistency. I like to work in dialogue with the author, offering sensitive and insightful feedback to help highlight your unique voice and to tell your story in the best way possible.
My usual charges are £650 for an in-depth developmental edit. Alternatively, I offer mentoring at £30 per hour.