Amy is the founder of Scott Editorial. She is a published author with a Master's degree in Creative & Critical Writing and a BA in English Literature. With twenty years of experience editing fiction and non-fiction, she has gained extensive knowledge of both the self-publishing and traditional sections of the industry. Before starting Scott Editorial in 2016, she developed scripts for TV documentaries, was one of the original journalists for the London Progress Journal, and is currently the senior editor for the University of Gloucestershire's Anthology.
Being a colossal fantasy genre fan, Amy is happy to accept anything that delivers the weird and wonderful. She would like to see anything dystopian, especially if it has an apocalyptic theme that goes beyond the norm. She has a keen interest in speculative fiction, Sci-Fi, and historical fiction/non-fiction, especially if it looks at forgotten characters and voices of mythology. If you have an adaptation of any type, whether it be fairytale or mythology, Amy would like to see it.
Rebecca is an award-winning, published writer with an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and a BA in English Literature. As our resident crime and thriller expert, Rebecca is an asset to any mystery-thriller writer. She has a keen eye for twists and turns, and the uncanny ability to always keep a reader on the edge of their seat.
The examination of using non-traditional characterisation and the reversal of gender stereotyping within the genre constraints will compel Rebecca to read on. Her extensive education and experience are reflected in her reputation for editing literary fiction and memoir due to her passion for helping her writers develop their craft.
Sophie-Louse is our YA fiction & Fantasy editor. Before becoming an editor, she gained a BA in Film Production, specialising in producing and scriptwriting. After realising there was no escaping her love of literature and writing, she went on to gain her Master’s degree in Creative & Critical Writing.
Sophie leans towards manuscripts that wrap themselves in a messy bow – where the ending is the right one for the characters and their story, but not always neat and happy. She has a keen interest in anything to do with fictional royal families, mobsters, heists, interesting family/friendship dynamics, unusual mysteries, and original concepts with a twist. Especially modern-day versions of old myths - if she can get to them before Amy.
Her passion is working with authors to help them tell their story in a fluid way that fully immerses the reader in the world they’re trying to sell.
If you need help brainstorming or assistance with streamlining your novel to establish concrete details to your world, Sophie would like to hear from you.
Natasha specialises in psychological thrillers and dark fairytales, with a keen interest in anything considered taboo. She would like to see manuscripts full of unlikeable yet compelling characters that draw you into the story, making you question everything or fantastical worlds that make the reader want to escape into them.
Natasha’s expertise covers a wide range of creative fields, including screenwriting, novel construction, and song lyrics. Her editorial strengths lie with world-building, construction and presentation of dialogue, character development, and chapter flow.
Before joining Scott Editorial, Natasha gained her degree in Creative Writing from Falmouth University. She then went on to create SAI, a small action-adventure game about Celtic folklore and deforestation, donating 80% of their revenue to conservation charities.
Away from editing, Natasha is a commercial dancer and dance instructor, and in 2016 she founded the Falmouth Hip Hop Dance Society.
Obsessed with mermaids, mythical creatures, food, and retiring to a tropical beach, Natasha is always open to a wide range of genres.
James has been drawn to manga and Japanese literature from a young age but has always had a soft spot for writing/reading romance, especially those focusing on characterisation, themes of forgiveness and redemption, or weave in supernatural elements with true love and/or star-crossed lovers.
James is especially interested in seeing manuscripts that focus on outsmarting opponents within the action, or an underdog rebellion of any kind, and he is always on the lookout for pieces that marry the two genres of romance and action together.
Since completing this degree in Creative Writing, James’s broad range of editorial talents has seen him not only work with poets, screenwriters and scriptwriters but delve into genres such as drama, adventure, mystery, and detective thrillers.
Do you have a romance novel with a perspective not often seen? For example, instead of the perspective being from the couple falling in love on a rainy day. James wants the story that’s told from the perspective of the umbrella that they're sharing.