Workshops for BA and postgraduate students in creative writing, self-editing for performance and spoken word, and writing as a form of reflection on studio practice.
Variations of this content have been delivered at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Leeds (2015), Glasgow School of Art (2016), and the alternative art school programme Syllabus III (2017).
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, Alex Hetherington/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. alexanderhetherington.com
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 – 'Ensnare your observation', Art writing for artist Clare Smith's Dover District Council commission ‘Watercress and daffodils’. Published in print.
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
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. fruitmarket.co.uk
Glasgow Life (GOMA)
Editing comprehensive recorded talks with curators and artists. Extended sound editing skills to render clear sound files for accessibility.