The Team

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Our Founder/Head Editor 

Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty is a 24 year old student teacher and the founder of Continue The Voice. When she is not teaching or competing in triathlons. She is drinking wine, writing poetry or podcasting. You can check out her podcast here, and her poetry here. You will see her featured on quite a few pieces of work as she likes to get stuck in. 

Secretary 

Hannah Scott

After graduating in 2020 with a degree in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow, Hannah is currently studying MSc Publishing at Edinburgh Napier. Her interests lie in Scottish indie publishers and creatives and, alongside Continue the Voice, she also works as Subeditor for the Glasgow publisher The Common Breath. Her spare time is spent balancing a pretty serious true-crime podcast addiction, attempting (and failing) to learn how to bake, and reading Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels. 

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Editor 

Grace Balfour-Harle

After graduating with an undergraduate in English and Legal Studies and then a Master’s in Publishing, Grace started to work as an editorial assistant in children’s magazines. She loves to dance, and teaches dance regularly. Working in the magazine industry has given her a passion for writing and publishing, and she volunteers for the SYP Scotland committee and the SYP Scotland Spring Conference 2021 Committee to help other young publishers begin their career, as well as writing about dance in her spare time. She’s also a keen baker and loves to read.

Editor 

Nuha Zulkernain

Nuha is a Publishing student in Edinburgh. She graduated from Edinburgh Napier with a degree in English literature in 2020. She volunteers as Inclusivity Officer for the SYP Scotland committee 2021/2022 and enjoys reviewing books by marginalised writers on Instagram to expand the literary space. Nuha loves reading dystopian fiction, writing short stories, and making playlists for any mood.

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Social Media Co-ordinator 

Hannah Matheson

Hannah is a marketing student based in Aberdeen and is the editor for Continue The Voice. When she is not trying to get the perfect shot of her dog for Instagram or rewatching the same Netflix show for the twelfth time, you can find her with a strong coffee neck deep into unsolved crime documentaries or working on her next work of art which occasionally features on her Instagram.

Graphic Designer 

Anna McFarlane 

Anna is a communications & advertising graduate. She is hoping to return to university and study a masters in graphic design in the not too distant future but has been enjoying putting that off by traveling around as much of the world as possible in the mean time. Her portfolio of some experimental creative work can be found here.

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Illustrator/Editor

Sophie Freestone 

Sophie’s first children’s book was published soon after she graduated from the Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall. However, she decided to put art on hold and pursue her other life’s passion for a while: skiing. She spent a ski season in the French Alps last winter and will be returning to the mountains next month. However, Sophie really enjoys illustration projects when she has the time, such as getting involved in the first issue of Continue The Voice. You can find more of Sophie's work here.