JOHNSTON, Michael, BA, Postgrad cert in Technical Communication, MISTC

Writer, editor, copy-editor, proofreader

Editorial Solutions Ireland Ltd,
5 Cromac Ave,
The Gasworks,
Belfast BT7 2JA
t. +44 (0) 28 9044 7625 (From RoI 048 9044 7625)

Special interests:
Plain English editing, Irish tourism, geology and archaeology; business, education, health; writing for the web training.

Staff, freelance, contractor and in-house editor, writer, proofreader and project manager positions since 1995 in both private and public sectors. Numerous and wide range of projects completed.

Work undertaken:
Writing, rewriting, editing and project managing all types of print and electronic corporate publications and documents; non-fiction book editing; copywriting of PR and marketing collateral; plain English and ‘easy read’ editing and training.

Selected clients – Tourism Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Eurofound, National Standards Authority of Ireland, Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, Public Health Agency.
Selected projects – Writer of Tourism Ireland’s international monthly Ezine Ireland; ‘easy read’ writer on A Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; rewriter on Tomb Travel, an accessible archaeology book on Northern Irish megalithic tombs; structural editor on Between Rocks and Hard Places, accessible geology book for Geological Survey of Northern Ireland; copy-editor of large nutritional education resource, Cook it! Public Health Agency; proofreader on A Study of Cocaine Use in Northern Ireland, Queen’s University; editor and project manager on Bréifne: A Different Journey around Cavan, Leitrim, Fermanagh, Sligo and Roscommon for TSO Ireland. Further examples on the website.