About Sara-Mae

Here’s my official biog:

‘Sara-Mae Tuson is a freelance editor and copywriter with over nine years’​ publishing and editorial experience. She has worked with magazines, global pharmaceutical companies, a national charity and ad agencies, amongst others. With a diverse range of experience, her central focus is on providing scintillating copy and editorial services across a wide variety of communications projects. Experienced in working with many different content management systems, including page editing and building with Sitecore. Get in touch to work with her on all your editorial projectsClick here to learn more about Sara-Mae’s editorial experience.

Sara-Mae has also had short fiction, poetry and articles published in a broad range of publications, including: the Salt anthology OverheardScouting MagazineInk, Sweat and Tears, The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse, Obsessed with Pipework, 433, Trespass, The London Magazine, Inky Needles, Rising and more. Working with InkTears as Editorial Director, she has edited and helped manage the publication and production of several collections of short stories, as well as producing a number of video interviews with writers. She is a senior producer, editor and writer for her fledgling podcast company, Fable Gazers. Sara-Mae is currently working on her debut novel, a hilarious YA fantasy adventure with a captivating romance at its core.’

 

To hire me as an editor or copywriter, please do get in touch.

When it comes to writing, I’m working on my debut novel and I also write short fiction and poetry. You can find a list of my published work here.

I love music and cinema. I believe watching the movie ‘Singing in the rain’ can make anyone at least 25% happier.

 

I LOVE TOP 10 LISTS…

Top 10 movies 

  1. Singing in the Rain
  2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  3. The Fall (2006)
  4. The Shape of Water
  5. Memento
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  7. Call Me By Your Name
  8. Kill Bill (I and II) but I think of them as one film so…
  9. The Hunger Games
  10. The Shining

 

Top 10 podcasts

  1. Serial
  2. This American Life
  3. The Guilty Feminist
  4. The Adam Buxton Podcast
  5. Standard Issue Magazine
  6. The High Low
  7. Song Exploder
  8. My Dad Wrote a Porno
  9. Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review
  10. Savage Lovecast

Top 10 TV Series

  1. The Wire
  2. Firefly
  3. Mad Men
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  5. Deadwood
  6. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
  7. Breaking Bad and it’s spin off, Better Call Saul
  8. Grey’s Anatomy
  9. Seinfeld
  10. Parks and Recreation

 

Things I’m enjoying at the moment… Altered Carbon, Jessica Jones, Ru Paul’s Drag Race…

 

Top 12 YA books

(I couldn’t narrow it down any more…)

  1. The Raven Boys (the entire series is gold) by Maggie Stiefvater. I truly think this woman is a genius.
  2. The Importance of Being Normal (by my friend and writer’s group member Lisa Williamson)
  3. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  4. Half Bad by Sally Green (again, I love all the books in this series)
  5. The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
  6. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (and basically all her books)
  7. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling (you may have heard of them…)
  8. The Winner’s Curse series by Marie Rutkoski
  9. The Owl Service by Alan Garner
  10. The Runner by Cynthia Voigt
  11. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  12. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

Books I’m reading at the moment that I’ve loved: Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney, Runemarks by Joanne Harris and of course, I usually have a Georgette Heyer novel on the go…

 

Top 10 bands [of the last five minutes…the list would be ridiculous if I had to do my all time top 10]

  1. Sufjan Stevens
  2. LAISH (featured on season 1 of my little podcast company, Fable Gazers: the Sugar Baby Confessionals)
  3. This Is The Kit
  4. Willy Mason (who I got to sing with on a couple of lucky occasions…)
  5. Ezra Furman
  6. Sharon Van Etten
  7. Aldous Harding
  8. Kristin McClement (her album ‘The Wild Grips’ is also featured on my podcast and it is utterly gorgeous)
  9. Dead Man’s Bones (Ryan Gosling’s band!)
  10. Perfume Genius

My own band is called Scarlet Starlings and we’re currently recording an album. You can see dorky band pictures and order our first album here.