WHAT WE DO

The M Team aim to meet all your training needs in Journalism, Creative Writing, TV and Radio, Photography and Picture Editing.

We are all experienced trainers who have worked in a wide range of fields and who offer sympathetic and insightful training. 

Most of us have gained accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute and we can offer both coaching or mentoring to individuals or groups.

 

Or we can come into your organisation and offer you a bespoke package to take your business forward. 

We are based in central Scotland but will travel anywhere to help you or your organisation.

And of course, in this time of Covid 19, we are doing much of our mentoring via online platforms.

Contact Jean Rafferty for information about our knockdown, lockdown rates.

Email: jeanrafferty.fireopal@btopenworld.com

or call her on:

07881-304-729

FEATURE WRITING
FEATURE WRITING

Jean Rafferty has twice been nominated for the UK Press Awards as Feature Writer of the Year. Mark Fisher's features and interviews have appeared in many newspapers and magazines throughout the world.

ARTS REVIEWING & CRITICISM
ARTS REVIEWING & CRITICISM

Our lead trainer, Mark Fisher, is a theatre critic, editor, feature writer and freelance journalist based in Edinburgh. His reviews, features and interviews have appeared in many newspapers throughout the world. including The Guardian, Scotland on Sunday and The List.

TV & RADIO INTERVIEWING
TV & RADIO INTERVIEWING

Our lead trainer, Mike Higgins, worked for the BBC for many years

PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY

Our lead trainer, Elaine Livingstone, is a freelance photographer based in Glasgow working on a variety of domestic & international assignments. Elaine is the former picture-editor of the award winning Sunday Herald.

TV PRODUCTION
TV PRODUCTION

Our lead trainer, Mike Higgins, worked for the BBC for many years

CREATIVE WRITING
CREATIVE WRITING

Our lead trainer is Jean Rafferty, whose new novel, Foul Deeds Will Rise, will be published in June 2019. Her first two novels were both nominated for literary prizes. She also published her flash fiction on illustrated postcards, retailing them in Borders, Glasgow and other bookshops.

PUBLISHING
PUBLISHING

Mark Fisher has recently released his second book about cult band XTC, What Do You Call That Noise? He also wrote How To Write About Theatre. Jean Rafferty is the author of three novels and two non-fiction books about sport, plus a pamphlet co-written with Alan Bisset. Both have bn involved in publishing books

PICTURE EDITING
PICTURE EDITING

Elaine Livingstone is the former picture-editor of the award winning Sunday Herald newspaper and Herald magazine.

NEWS WRITING
NEWS WRITING

Our lead trainer, Mike Higgins, started out in local newspapers, where he covered everything from