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Freelance work

Copy-editing, proofreading, digital marketing, online content management, art writing, sound editing.

Editing for print and online content

Proofreader, First Edition Translations Ltd, Cambridge
Working with editorial project manager and other freelance proofreaders on long-form proofs for printed publication. Fact checking, style checking, suggestions for sentence structure for copy translated from French into American English (Merriam-Webster). Mark-ups placed in PDFs, high attention to detail in consistency.

Co-director and assistant editor, Hedera Felix: Glasgow-based publisher of experimental, weird and literary fiction and art
Submission reviewing, copy editing, email communications, events facilitation and comparing. Organising distribution, developing funding strategies. Editorial planning using Google sheets, Dropbox and Trello.

Communications officer, Glasgow Zine Fest 2018
Social media management to promote fundraising events and festival programme. Online content management (Square Space).  Mail-out design and distribution (Mail Chimp).

Copy editor, Modern Edinburgh Film School’s Ripples on the Pond project at Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (GOMA).
Copy editing and proofing interviews with artist-filmmakers for print. Experience in editing to produce informative poster-publications.

a-n The Artists Information Company 
Researching, interviewing, writing, transcribing and proofing for Wordpress content. Membership communications. Social media management and event coverage. Monthly feature of members’ work on Instagram with Q&As published online. Remote work using Skype with task management on iMeet Central.

"Richard Taylor interviewed me as a-n’s featured artist for February. [His] questions were great and it allowed me to spend some time thinking over what I’m doing with this project, Walks With Other Artists, which begins properly next weekend..." —Trevor H. Smith, featured artist February 2019.

"Many thanks to Richard Taylor for such thoughtful questions and writing @an_artnews @RichardTaylors."—Cample Line, gallery in Dumfriesshire, on feature published February 2019

"I also want to pass on my thanks to Richard Taylor who interviewed me a few months ago about the project. I was really grateful for his input too, and happy to see some of my thoughts shared in this way."—Gordon Douglas, artist and performer, on being interviewed November 2018

Co-editor, Gnommero artist-run print publication
Submission reviewing, editing, proofing and formatting of written and image contributions in InDesign. Organising and comparing events. Managing online presence and sales. Pivotal in harnessing skills applied to further editing jobs, for online and print publications.

Art journalism

and art writing 

2019 – 'Glasgow: how to find sanctuary in the dear green place', Art Worlds article for Artquest focussing on Glasgow art scene and communities.
Published online

2019 – 'Cample Line: foregrounding rural community and industrial history', news feature for a-n News.
Published online

2019 – 'Ensnare your observation', art writing for artist Clare Smith's Dover District Council commission ‘Watercress and daffodils’. Published in print.

2017 - 2019 – Blogger Q&As with visual artists and researchers, a-n News.
Published online 

2016 – ‘Do it all in the same day’, art writing piece for archival project, Modern Edinburgh Film School. Published in print and online

June 2016 – Preview feature on Glasgow School of Art’s MFA degree show 2016, The Skinny. 
Published in print and online

2014 – Feature on history of art zines in Scotland, National Galleries Scotland (GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland).

2011 – Art reviews of Scottish exhibitions, This is Tomorrow. Published online

Sound editing

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Editing sound recordings of talks for online publication. This role sees production of clear and accessible sound recordings for diverse audiences.

Glasgow Life (GOMA)

Editing comprehensive recorded talks with curators and artists. Extended sound editing skills to render clear sound files for accessibility.