Me and Irvine Welsh!

My name is Sophie McNaughton, a 22-year-old fiction writer, arts journalist, and digital copywriter from the West of Scotland.

My first blog, moon child, created in 2014, started as a place for me to document the articles I wrote for in my university’s student newspaper. As I gained more experience, moon child grew into a creative lifestyle blog with opinion pieces, reviews, short stories, poems, and event coverage.

That blog has now evolved into sophiemcnaughton.com. Here, I continue to post reviews, interviews, event coverage, and features, and I now offer writing services, too.


I am a graduate of the University of Strathclyde with a First Class Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Creative Writing and English. I am now working towards a Master of Research degree in Creative Writing at the same university.

Bylines in magazines and newspapers: Glasgowist, The Strathclyde Telegraph, Positively Scottish, The Huffington Post, Scotcampus, Femsplain, Teen Vogue, Student Rag, The National, and CultNoise.

Bylines in literary magazines: Short Story Sunday, Devolution Z magazine, Germ magazine, and Quotidian literary magazine.

Most recently, I was jointly awarded the Edwin Morgan prize for Best Creative Writing Dissertation at the University of Strathclyde. I was published in the print edition of Quotidian Issue 3, and my poem ‘Izzy’ was shortlisted in the final of the Wicked Young Writers Award 2017 in the age 18-25 category.

Writing Services

Professionally, I have experience in content marketing, copywriting, journalism, and social. I have helped companies with website rebrands, repurposing out-of-date copy, creating original, engaging blog posts, and developing content strategies and marketing campaigns.

You can find out more about my experience in the fields of journalism, content writing, and fiction writing on my online CV.

Whether you are a student, job applicant, freelancer, or business owner, I offer a range of different writing services that could benefit your project. If you’d like to chat to me about your idea, email me to arrange a consultation.

I am available to hire for content writing, social, proofreading, editing, and print collateral. If you’d like me to review your theatre show or event, drop me a line.




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