I am experienced in editing poetry for various projects in collections and interested in further editorial work.
In 2016 I co-edited the collection Aiblins: New Scottish Political Poetry (Luath Press, 2016). This process entailed not only the editorial work of soliciting, selecting, and arranging the poems within the book but also the administrative work of obtaining funding for the project, organising book launches, and publicising the book. You can purchase Aiblins here.
That year I also served as poetry editor of Quotidian magazine, a literary journal run through the University of Strathclyde for students across Scotland.
I am particularly interested in the process of editing spoken word poetry for print publication. I have experimented within various transcription styles of my own work which attempt to convey through typography some of the energy and tonal shifts of live performance. In 2015 I formatted spoken word artist Kevin Mclean’s debut pamphlet Learning to Write using these editorial techniques.
If you are interested in working with me on editorial and/or publication projects, please contact me here or by emailing me via kathryn.a.ailes (at) gmail.com.