I offer mentorships – a blend of motivation, editorial feedback, accountability and brainstorm – to writers for two, four, six or twelve hours taken in either 1- or 2-hour slots. I’m passionate about storytelling and I’m especially keen to work with anyone, in all career stages, who doesn’t feel like their voice and writing style fit the usual publishing curriculum.

As a publishing professional and creative writing mentor, I’ve experience working across a wide range of books, from literary fiction, book club to non-fiction projects. I’m also interested in the short story form. For more information about my writing, see my about page. Before switching to freelance, I worked as a Translation Rights Agent for a London-based literary agency for eight years, where I read, gave feedback and pitched manuscripts, and I can help with preparing a package for submission to agents. 

If you’ve been looking for someone to help you get started or unblock a project, get in touch and we’ll take it from there. When you write to me, it’d be helpful to know more about you and what you’re after with this mentorship, whether it’s general guidance or you’ve a specific project in mind (I can integrate a manuscript or proposal assessment as part of the mentoring programme).

I offer my services in person in Glasgow and/or over (video) calls. Please contact me to enquire about availability. I apply reduced rates for writers who are in financial need; simply add *WriterPal* to the subject line when you write to me, no questions asked.

I’m happy to run group workshops. If you’re from an organisation and looking to work with me, feel free to email me to discuss more (I can share examples and materials upon request).

You can email me at margaux[at]