BUCHANAN, Averill, BA, MA, PhD

Editor and proofreader

Belfast, Northern Ireland

e. averill@averillbuchanan.com
w. www.averillbuchanan.com

Professional memberships:
Advanced Professional Member, Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP); founder & member, Editors’ and Proofreaders’ Alliance of Northern Ireland (EPANI). I am also a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and a Charter Member of the Association of Independent Publishing Professionals (AIPP).

Special interests:
Fiction/novel editing; non-fiction (academic humanities subjects; biography & memoir).

Work undertaken:
Structural/developmental editing; line editing; copy-editing; proofreading; formatting (for POD and ebook); ebook conversion; advice on self-publishing; hand-holding through the self-publishing process; indexing.

Experience:
Freelance editor and proofreader since 2004, working for both private and commercial clients. I am a tutor on the SfEP’s ‘Introduction to Fiction Editing’ online course.

Recent training:
On-screen editing 1 & 2 (SfEP, 2010); Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (PTC, 2011); Introduction to web editorial skills (SfEP, 2011); Introduction to copy-editing (SfEP, 2012); Brush up your grammar (SfEP, 2012); Fiction Editing workshop (Publishing Ireland, 2013); Advanced Copy-editing (PTC, 2015); Rewriting and Substantive Editing (PTC, 2016).

Examples:
Developmental editing: Francis O’Hagan, The Auditor (Lagan Press, 2010); Eliza Green, Exilon 5 trilogy (self-published, 2012-14) and Altered Reality (self-published, 2013); Robert Lawrence, To Set a Mouse Running (self-published, 2012); Pat Fitzpatrick, Keep Away From Those Ferraris (self-published, 2013); Luke Prochnow, A Far Cry from Living (self-published, 2013); L.T. Saunders, Falling for Mr Knight (self-published 2013); Raymond Watson, The Cell Was My Canvas (self-published, 2013); Amna Boheim, The Silent Children (Matador, 2015).
Copy-editing: Stormont: The House on the Hill (Booklink, 2008); Colin Cousins, County Armagh and the Great War (The History Press, 2011); Karen Brown et al, Musing in the Museum (special edition of Word & Image, Taylor & Francis, 2013); Linda Fullerton, More Than A Suitcase of Memories (self-published, 2013); Bernie McGill, Sleepwalkers (Whittrick Press, 2013).
Proofreading: Catherine Ryan Howard, Self-Printed (self-published, 2012); Patricia Craig, A Twisted Root (Blackstaff Press, 2012); Kira Kenley, All The Way Back To Here (self-published, 2013).