All our editors

Our editors are all authors or publishing professionals. Click to read their full bios.

Hannah Boursnell

  • Editor, Copywriter & Publishing Consultant
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Your Memoir students

Vanessa Gebbie

  • Writer, teacher, editor
  • Novelist, short form writer, poet
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Short Stories students

Jane Porter

  • Award-winning picture book author and illustrator
  • Provides feedback to our picture book students

Nicholas Blincoe

  • Award-winning crime writer
  • Senior Editor, Critic and Scriptwriter
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Your Novel students

Dave Mark

  • Bestselling crime author
  • Literary consultant
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Crime Fiction students

Sarah Sykes

  • Former CBC student
  • Writer of 5 published novels
  • Also works as TV script writer
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Historical Fiction students

Shannon Leone Fowler

  • Marine biologist and non-fiction writer
  • Provides feedback to our Writing a Memoir students

Meghan Flaherty

  • Author of Tango Lessons: A Memoir.
  • Columbia MFA
  • Provides feedback to our Writing a Memoir students

Amy Baker

  • Acclaimed travel memoirist
  • Podcaster, journalist and mentor
  • Provides feedback to our Writing a Memoir students

Allison DeFrees

  • Freelance editor, theatre director and former literary agent
  • Long-standing member of the CBC editorial team

Paul Murphy

  • Freelance editorial consultant and writer
  • Publisher of Sunday Times bestsellers and prizewinning non-fiction
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Your Novel students

Wyl Menmuir

  • Award-winning author
  • Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
  • Provides feedback to our Write to the End of Your Novel students

Sarah Hilary

  • Award-winning crime writer
  • Provides feedback to our Writing a Psychological Thriller students

Imogen Robertson

  • Chair of The Historical Writers’ Association
  • Author of historical and contemporary novels
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Historical Fiction students

Grace McCleen

  • Award-winning author
  • Lecturer and mentor
  • Provides feedback to our novel-writing students

Genevieve Fox

  • Renowned feature journalist
  • Acclaimed memoir writer
  • Provides feedback to our Writing a Memoir students

Jason Donald

  • Shortlisted for the Saltire Best Novel Award
  • Creative Writing University Lecturer
  • Provides feedback to our novel-writing students

Sophie Ambrose

  • Children's author and illustrator
  • Illustration tutor
  • Provides feedback to our picture book students

Zehra Hicks

  • Award-winning author and illustrator
  • Lecturer in Book Illustration
  • Provides feedback to our picture book students

Rowan Somerville

  • Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize
  • Experienced Creative Writing tutor
  • Provides feedback to our Write to the End of Your Novel students

Anthony Trevelyan

  • Longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize
  • Creative Writing teacher
  • Provides feedback to our Starting to Write Your Novel students

Emma Beswetherick

  • Author of acclaimed children’s series The Playdate Adventures, with 5 published novels to date
  • 20 years in publishing, most recently as Associate Publisher at Little, Brown Book Group.
  • Writer in Residence at Radnor House School, Twickenham.
  • Provides feedback to our Writing YA & Children's Fiction students

Niki Mackay

  • Author of 6 crime novels, and 3 short stories
  • True crime podcaster
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Crime & Thrillers students

Jamie Groves

  • Freelance editor
  • Prize-winning writer
  • 20+ years of experience in creative industries
  • Provides feedback to our Edit & Pitch Your Novel students

Michelle Davies

  • Author of 6 acclaimed novels
  • Former journalist and Senior Editor
  • Provides feedback to our Writing a Psychological Thriller students

Lauren Pearson

  • Author of 5 books for young readers
  • Former literary agent and current freelance editor

Tasha Kavanagh

  • Award-winning author
  • Creative Writing Lecturer
  • Provides feedback to our Writing a Psychological Thriller students

Joe Thomas

  • Course editor and university lecturer in Creative Writing
  • Author of 5 acclaimed novels
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Crime Fiction students

Anna Bell

  • Author of 10 romantic novels
  • Provides feedback to our Writing a Romance Novel students

Dzifa Benson

  • Widely-published poet
  • Multi-disciplinary artist working across fields that include prose, theatre-making, performance, essays and criticism.
  • Provides feedback to our Writing Poetry students