Writing Advice from a Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Writing Advice from a Royal Literary Fund Fellow

RLF fellows are professional writers placed in universities throughout the UK to advise students on their academic writing.

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught students in any College can make an appointment with either Fellow to talk about their academic writing and editing.

We are privileged to have two RLF Fellows working with us here in LEADS: Dr Robyn Marsack, and Donny O'Rourke.

Appointments with Dr Robyn Marsack

Working days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

See below for more info about Robyn

Appointments with Donny O'Rourke

Working day: Friday

Dr Robyn Marsack

Dr Robyn Marsack

This is my second year as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Glasgow. I am a critic, editor, translator and former Director of the Scottish Poetry Library. My experience as a publishers’ editor ranges across subjects from all four of the Colleges.

Undergraduate students and postgraduate taught students from any College can make an appointment with me to talk about anything related to their academic writing. 

I can advise you on work in progress, including:

  • discussing or framing the question
  • thinking about the argument
  • planning the essay
  • writing for maximum clarity and effect
  • editing

I’m not here to proofread! But I can also look at marked assignments and feedback to help you make the most of that.

These sessions are one-to-one and confidential. You can see me more than once, but please do not leave booking until the last minute, as I am only here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and until late May 2018.

Donny O'Rourke

Donny O'Rourke

I have written for stage, screen, radio and newspapers; advertising copy, essays for opera programmes, art exhibitions and scholarly journals, poetry above all. As author editor, or translator, I have brought out more than a score of books, films and CDs. The range of my teaching experience can be summed up in the phrase, from Yale to Jail!

Undergraduate students and postgraduate taught students from any College can make an appointment with me to talk about anything related to their academic writing. 

I can advise you on work in progress, including:

  • discussing or framing the question
  • thinking about the argument
  • planning the essay
  • writing for maximum clarity and effect
  • editing

I’m not here to proofread! But I can also look at marked assignments and feedback to help you make the most of that.

These sessions are one-to-one and confidential. You can see me more than once, but please do not leave booking until the last minute, as I am only here on Fridays, and until late May 2018.