Grimalkin Press

For all your editing needs . . .

I'm Gerry Stewart. I started Grimalkin Press in Glasgow, Scotland in 2003 to help individuals and small arts groups to edit and publish their work at reasonable rates. The press has gone quiet since I moved to Finland in 2010, but I am still available for editing and proof-reading work.

I'm a poet, editor, creative writing tutor and jack of all literary trades. I have worked in the literary publishing and editing field since 1997, including four years at Chapman Publishing in Edinburgh.

I have experience editing a variety of projects: market research presentations, academic papers, translation work and poetry and non-fiction writing collections. I am a member of the Nordic Editors and Translators organisation (NEaT).

Let me help you polish your work, so it gets the most attention from your readers.

Contact me at for more details or to discuss your project.

Titles edited and/or published by Grimalkin Press:

Muirshiel, Betty McKellar, 2008

Composition, Composition Writers Collective, 2006

Ten Writers Writing, Lochwinnoch Writers, 2006

To Infinity and Beyond, National Deaf Children's Society, 2004

Thornliebank Time Travellers, WEA, 2004

Pitfalls to Poetry, John Rodie, 2003

It's Funny Whit Ye Remember, 2002

Mine the Cherry Now, 2001

What I offer

Proof-Reading and Editing - correcting grammar, syntax and typos, general linguistic mistakes.

I can also look at content and layout, where you might be unclear, missing information or need structural changes. I can make suggestions for stylistic changes to improve your writing, to make sure your point is coming across as effectively as possible. 

I can also do typesetting and book design to PDF, but, unfortunately, I can no longer offer publishing services.


Editing work - Usually I negotiate work on a case-by-case basis, depending on whether you need a quick proofing or a full-service editing, assistance with final drafting. A general guide is €20/£18 per hour, but this is only a rough guide and will depend on what work is needed.

Type-setting and book design services - I will create your book in a PDF format, ready to be published online or in print. Again this would be negotiated with the author.

My own poetry collection published by Flambard Press, 2007.  

Post-Holiday Blues

In Finland, I am available for poetry readings and creative writing tutoring for adults or children. I can run one-off sessions or extended classes on general creative writing, poetry, memoir writing and fiction/novel writing.

For any inquiries, please contact: 


Or call in Finland: 041 7256571