Victoria is an experienced creative writing tutor and has tutored for the Creative Writing Summer School at St Andrews since 2010 and for the University for the Creative Arts  since 2013. She regularly contributes to the UCA blog on creative writing topics and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, which recognises excellence in teaching.

She offers one-to-one mentoring and manuscript appraisals and is also available for readings, Q&A sessions, workshops and residential courses. She has led workshops at Sheffield’s ‘Off the Shelf’ Book Festival and Ilkley Literature Festival and is registered with the Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature Database.

Victoria gives talks and writing workshops in schools and to writing and community groups, and is happy to devise workshops and courses to fit with existing interests.

If you’re interested in connecting with Victoria about any aspect of her teaching or writing, please get in touch via the contact form.


“Writing a novel is a lonely experience and I was suffering from ‘imposter syndrome’, convinced that I was wasting my time. What I liked most about working with Vicky was that her feedback was so encouraging and inspired me to keep going but, at the same time, she also provides an honest and useful appraisal. I would highly recommend Vicky’s critique services to any writer at any stage of their writing process.”

Gemma Al-Khayat, mentee.