My name’s Cal Bannerman, I’m a writer, narrator, editor, and host of the original storytelling podcast Stories from the Hearth.

I am a passionate advocate of reading, history, queer and DIY-punk culture, and community. I’m from a small rural town called Hawick in the Scottish Borders, but have lived in Glasgow for the past decade.

After graduating from Glasgow University with a First Class Honours degree in History in 2015, I travelled the world for a year. I now live in a Glasgow tenement flat with my partner and our cat, and when not working on my podcast, writing my next story, or meeting client deadlines, you’ll most likely find me with my nose in a good book, cooking something Asian or Mexican inspired, or walking in one of Glasgow’s many beautiful parks.

I am currently available to hire for freelance copywriting, proofreading, editing, narration and audiobook production.

You can take a look at my standard rates, and contact me with any enquiries, here, or have a look at my portfolio of freelance work, here.

I have around a decade of professional experience in bookselling and publishing, and can provide detailed line-edits, larger thematic and structural edits, as well as grammatical and spelling proofreads.

As host of Stories from the Hearth podcast, I spend a good portion of each week performing dramatic narrations of fictitious stories, before mixing and producing the audio for each episode myself. I apply these skills to my work as an audiobook producer, primarily contracted through ACX – the production platform behind Audible.

When it comes to copywriting and freelance writing, you can commission short stories and poetry from me, or approach me with any other creative, blog, or article work. I have a great deal of experience producing thoroughly-researched product and buyer guides, cultural and historical articles, travel blog posts, and website landing-page copy, all of which is SEO-friendly.

If you’d like to learn a little more about me, head here.

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