CHAMPION, Heather, BA (English), BSc Hons. (Psychology), Postgraduate Cert. (Editing and Electronic Publishing)

Editor, copy-editor, proofreader, publisher’s reader, writer, rewriter

Unit 6,
39 Garville Ave,
Rathgar,
Dublin 6

m: 085 825 4162
e: heather@nextlinewriting.com
w: www.nextlinewriting.com

Experience:
Eight years in books and publishing in Oxford, Sydney and Dublin. In-house experience in non-fiction and fiction publishing houses, as well as managing communications and publications (books, magazines, journals, websites, social media, PR) in the NGO/advocacy/international development sector.

Area of expertise:
My aim is to help you create clear, accessible stories and messages. I’m particularly interested in structural work – looking at whether text is suitable for purpose/audience, and working with writers and organisations to develop your ideas, clarify your message and structure text more effectively.

Special interest areas:
Fiction, literature; non-fiction – the social sciences, culture, politics, international policy and development, history, biography and memoir, popular science, health, psychology, mental health and personal development, gender and women’s issues, and travel writing.

Work undertaken:
Structural and developmental editing, copy-editing, writing/rewriting in plain English or for specific audiences, writing of resources and web content, proofreading.

Examples:
Books
Editing: Fiction (Samudragupta: The Making of an Emperor,  Morbid Thoughts – forthcoming from Carrowmore Publishing); Illustrated (Dr Rip’s Essential Beach Book),
Development and project management: Gone Viral, Playground Duty, The Best Australian Science Writing Anthology, Australian Poetry Since 1788
Proofreading: Markievicz (Merrion Press), The Post Office in Ireland (Irish Academic Press), Modern Home Economics (forthcoming from Gill Education)

Communications and copywriting
Managing and editing publications for NGOs:  Every Child Magazine (Early Childhood Australia), Women’s Empowerment: The story so far (report for CARE)
Web/Copywriting for NGOs and business: KidsMatter Early Childhood mental health initiative, TAMGA Designs ethical fashion brand, Kooee Snacks health foods.