KEARNS, Bernadette, BA (Hons), MIILEx

Development editor, copy-editor, proofreader, writing coach, writer, translator

Book Nanny Writing and Editing Services
Clonskeagh, Dublin D14 YC92
m: +353 (0) 85 888 7253
e: booknanny@eircom.net
w: www.booknannyfictioneditor.com

Professional Memberships:
Member of AFEPI Ireland; Member of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx)

Languages: German

Special Interests:
All commercial and literary fiction with particular interest in crime, thriller, historical, speculative and Middle Grade /Young Adult children’s fiction; biography and memoir.

Work Undertaken:
Fiction: Development and structural editing; copy-editing, proofreading; manuscript critiques and reader’s reports; ghostwriting, and literary translation (German to English); writer mentoring and coaching.
Business: Commercial copywriting and editing for legal, financial and arts sectors.

Experience:
I have worked as a freelance fiction editor since 2013. As a professionally-trained actor and theatre director, I use my knowledge and experience of drama and dramaturgy to assist authors to strengthen and develop their storytelling and individual voice. I also have over 20 years’ business experience in publishing, the arts, legal and financial sectors in London and Dublin working in-house and freelance for private sector business clients.

Examples:
Fiction: (self-published/independent authors): Sineaid Doyle, Mary Wolftide (Turn of the Tide, Book 1) (2014) and Stone-tide (Turn of the Tide, Book 2) (2015) (YA Historical Fantasy); Graham Stull, The Hydra (2015) (Speculative Thriller); Nikki Ashton, Cheese Tarts and Fluffy Socks (2015) (Romance); Gill Gillmore, Cats Undercover (2016) (MG Humorous Fantasy Adventure).