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Award-winning authors

The help and advice provided by Gale Winskill, of Winskill Editorial, were invaluable.

Colin M. Drysdale, award-winning author

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It is a privilege to have worked with authors who have gone on to be recognized for their work. Here are a few of the accolades they’ve acquired:

  • Merky Books New Writers' Prize: shortlisted title

  • Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, Australia: shortlisted title

  • Novel London Literary Competition: second prize

  • Creative Future Award: silver prize winner

  • Owned Voices Novel Award: shortlisted title

  • London Library Emerging Writers’ Award: shortlisted title

  • Leeds Literary Prize: silver winner

  • Crime Writers’ Association, John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award: winner 

  • Best Indie Book Awards (horror): winner

  • First Novel (>80,000 words category), Next Generation Indie Book Awards: winner

  • Scottish Children’s Book Awards: two winners and a finalist 

  • Branford Boase Award: two longlisted titles

  • All Kelpies Prize winners, 2005–2008


My clients include independent authors throughout the world, for example: in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Middle East, USA, and elsewhere. Many go on to submit to traditional publishing houses, whereas others choose to self-publish. In addition, I have worked for a variety of publishing houses, training organizations and businesses. See below for examples.

Thank you so much for this attentive, detailed work, which was exactly what this book needed.

Lily Cooper, Commissioning Editor, Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Birlinn

  • Black & White

  • BMV Media, The Netherlands

  • Books & Software Ltd, Hong Kong

  • Chartered Institute for Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

  • Cornerstones

  • Cymera Festival

  • Edinburgh Writers’ Forum

  • Glasgow Women’s Library

  • GW Publishing

  • Harper Inspire

  • HarperCollins Author Academy

  • HarperNonFiction

  • Hodder & Stoughton

  • Hodderscape

  • HQ Nonfiction

  • Impress Books

  • Leannta Education Associates

  • Lunicorn Press

  • Mainstream

  • National Bureau of Translations, Kazakhstan

  • NKD, London

  • Phoenix Yard Books

  • Publishing Scotland

  • Publishing Training Centre

  • Routledge

  • Royal Commission on the Historic and Ancient Monuments of Scotland

  • SalesTribe

  • SilverWood Books

  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Scotland) (SCBWI)

  • Starfish Bay Children's Books, Australia

  • Swales & Willis

  • Vendana, Germany

  • Wattle Publishing

  • Waverley Books

  • William Collins

  • Wombles Operation Ltd

Gale is a tireless, creative, skilled and dependable editor.

John Richardson, Black & White Publishing

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