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

Editor, indexer, proofreader, writer

 Dublin 6

t./f. 01 496 7588

m. 087 256 0670

Freelance since 1997. Formerly with the Lilliput Press and H.W. Wilson. I am a published poet and children’s writer, and a professional member of, and mentor for, the Irish Writers’ Centre.


Selected examples:
INDEXING: 80:20 Development in an Unequal World, 80:20, 2016; Memoirs of an Irish Auction House, Goffs, 2016; Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection, Irish Academic Press, 2016; We were there: 77 women of the Easter Rising 1916 by Mary McAuliffe and Liz Gillis, Dublin City Libraries, 2016; Positive Economics, EDCO, 2012.
EDITING: 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; Maurice Craig: Photographs, ed. Amanda Bell, The Lilliput Press, 2011; writing/editing promotional literature for Technopath, finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2010.
PROOFREADING: Dublin City Development Plan, 2016.

Special interests:
Academic humanities; architecture and natural history; children’s literature; cookery; ecology and environmental issues; poetry; tourism. I enjoy working with artists, craftspersons, and poets structuring collections.

Recent training:
Writing and Editing for the Web, The Publishing Training Centre, November 2016; Certificate in Desktop Publishing, Griffith College, Oct 2015–Jan 2016; Publishing Design Day, Publishing Ireland, 2015; On-screen editing with Microsoft Word, Publishing Ireland, 2014.