Caroline Young Biography

Caroline Young

Originally from Edinburgh and still based there, Caroline  is a writer who has also worked as assistant digital editor for Herald Scotland, as well contributing articles on fashion and the arts. 

After doing an undergrad degree at Glasgow University in English and film studies, Caroline studied a Masters in journalism at Griffith University in Brisbane – all part of a plan to do some more travelling while also furthering her career. She got some exotic sounding work experience at the Vietnam Economic Times in Hanoi, Marie Claire in Sydney and the Courier Mail in Brisbane.

Caroline’s first job as a journalist was at a press agency writing those extreme real life stories in magazines like Chat and Take-a-Break, and then chose the local authority route, editing and writing for publications for the City of Edinburgh Council.

Having back-packed around the world four times, and travelled extensively through India, the Far East, USA and Australia, she has good grounds for understanding what makes a good guidebook. 

Caroline is also the author of film fashion book Classic Hollywood Style, published by Frances Lincoln, which explores her love of old movies, fashion and their social context. 

How I Found the Agency

 

I discovered the agency  a few years ago after googling literary agents - I was determined that I would succeed in making a career as a writer and I thought getting an agent would be the best route. I spent a lot of time reading the website’s useful articles and tips on getting published, before deciding to send a proposal to Andrew. His reply was prompt and positive, and while he ultimately turned that particular book idea down, I felt encouraged enough to come back with a proposal for a guide book to Edinburgh.