‘Audacious stories marinated in macabre, magic and mayhem.’
From the heart of Scotland, Natasha Sinclair is an independent writer, editor and artist. Working under her brand ‘Clan Witch’ for her creative endeavours and ‘Word Refinery’ for editorial works.
Her writing is often woven with horror, sex and psychological elements. She loves to frolic in the darkness with folklore and the macabre and rich history of her homeland.
Art is unrestrained freedom, as is how storytellers choose to wield the fluid movement and global diversity of language to carve captivating and authentic tales that woe, excite or terrorise an audience. Sinclair passionately embraces that, painting original characters with true form, dialect and depth. The devil is in the details.
She is the co-conspirator of ‘Brazen Folk Horror’ with her writing partner, Ruthann Jagge. The Brazen Folk Horror duo’s debut collaborative novel, ‘Delevan House’ released February 1st 2023. Book II in the trilogy is underway.
Here I offer editorial and creative support to writers.
Personally and professionally, I have long been the person people turn to to achieve ‘the right wording’ — to refine and communicate their message in a voice that’s clear and true to the author. I have a keen eye for detail, style and development while upholding respect to the storyteller’s unique voice and perspective.
My business background marries professionalism — I am a stickler for fact-checking and communicating accurate information that supports integrity — with a creative, boundary-breaking flare.
As an author, I have a working understanding of the indie publishing experience – from writing, incorporating valuable feedback, editing, formatting, cover design and promotional graphics. I understand the highs and lows of the independent publishing process and have experience in submitting work to publishers while adhering to specific guidelines. I have learned a lot by jumping straight into the deep end and continue to do so daily, and I endeavour to bring this real-life experience to my clients with honesty and integrity. I care about your voice, your story – you won’t find a mere formulaic processor here, be assured it is personal.
I have supported businesses in writing copy, and other publishers and writers by proofreading, beta reading, judging writing competitions and providing more detailed and thorough editing – from copyediting to developmental and structural.
I am continuously learning (as a home educator, I believe in leading by example). Having completed a CPD accredited Diploma course in Proofreading and Editing, passing with Distinction in 2021 — this gave me the thirst for deeper study. I am currently studying BA (Honours) English Language and Literature.
As a reader, editor and writer, I have a particular interest in erotica and horror and the wonderfully diverse sub-genres that make these so rich and compelling. Projects that hit this area will take priority consideration.
If you are looking for editorial services, please head to Word Refinery pages here and contact me!
I look forward to hearing about your project.
Word Refinery: Editorial & Creative Support – Clan Witch & Word Refinery