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Colin Salter

I've been a full time non-fiction writer and researcher since 2006. Click on the subject areas above to see recent commissions. I write on a wide range of topics, and I've never missed a deadline. My strength is my ability to research a given subject thoroughly and quickly, and to present it clearly and entertainingly for the general reader.


I am based in Edinburgh, ten minutes walk away from the National Library of Scotland, one of Britian's six legal deposit libraries with access to a vast body of research material. Edinburgh has a very active literary scene thanks to its status as UNESCO's first ever City of Literature. For four years 2012-16 I was the co-ordinator of Stranger Than Fiction, an Edinburgh non-fiction writers' group which meets monthly for mutual support and feedback on current projects.

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