BELL, Amanda, BA Mod (Hons), Dip. L.I.S., MA Poetry Studies

Editor, indexer, proofreader, writer

10 Leinster Road West,

Rathmines,

Dublin 6

e. bellamanda@mac.com
t./f. 01 496 7588

m. 087 256 0670
w. www.clearasabellwritingservices.ie

Languages:
French

Selected examples:
We were there: 77 women of the Easter Rising 1916
by Mary McAuliffe and Liz  Gillis, Dublin City Libraries, 2016; The Lion Tamer Dreams of Office Work: An Anthology of Poetry by the Hibernian Writers, Alba Publishing, 2015; Poetry Focus 2017 LC, Gill & MacMillan, 2015; Post-Primary Teachers’ Yearbook, Folens, 2014; Positive Economics, EDCO, 2012; Maurice Craig: Photographs, ed. Amanda Bell, The Lilliput Press, 2011; Less Stress More Success Geography for Junior Cert and Less Stress More Success Geography for Leaving Cert, Gill & MacMillan, 2011; writing/editing promotional literature for Technopath, finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2010.

Special interests:
Academic humanities; architecture and natural history; children’s literature (I review for Children’s Books Ireland, volunteer for Fighting Words and have tutored on ‘Coming of Age Narratives’ in UCD); cookery; ecology and environmental issues; poetry;  tourism (Bord Fáilte-approved national tour guide, French-speaking). I enjoy working with artists and craftspersons, and have a City and Guilds diploma in design and embroidered textiles.

Experience:
Freelance since 1997. Formerly with the Lilliput Press and H.W. Wilson.

Recent training:
Certificate in Desktop Publishing (Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), Griffith College, Oct 2015–Jan 2016.
Publishing Design Day, run by Publishing Ireland, 2015.
On-screen editing with Microsoft Word, run by Publishing Ireland, 2014.