Hi, I’m Fiona Herbert: writer, storyteller and editor.
I believe we all need stories. In my work as an oral storyteller, I tell traditional tales but also create my own original tales. As well as performing and writing, I train aspiring tellers in performance skills.
I also provide editorial services for written work, and I have a thorough training in proofreading and proof editing through the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders). For more information on hiring me as your proofreader or proof editor, please go to ‘What I Do’, then ‘Editorial services.’
As a storyteller, I entertain both adults and older children (from aged four upwards). I am award-winning; in 2012 I was the first woman to win the National Tall Tales Storytelling Competition, winning again in 2015. I run storytelling and creative writing workshops for children, and for adults I provide training in storytelling for both personal and professional development. I help both commercial and non-profit organisations develop their own stories and the skills to tell them well. I am listed in the Professional Directory through TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland), and I am eligible for subsidy through the Live Literature Scheme, administered by the Scottish Book Trust.
For my editorial services,
For my previous writing commissions as a storyteller, click here.
For a short video, and more about my storytelling, click here.