Editor and proofreader
Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Professional Member, Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP); Member, Editors’ and Proofreaders’ Alliance of Northern Ireland (EPANI).
Archaeology, astronomy, business, criminology/true crime. current affairs, forensics, history (British and Irish), legal interest, media, politics (British, Irish and Northern Irish), travel
Books, journals, reports, theses, dissertations, newsletters, web content. Hard copy, or on-screen — I can work in Word, InDesign or QuarkXpress, and have them all installed.
Freelance editor and proofreader since the beginning of 2016. Previously worked for more than 20 years in newspaper production including 11 years as chief sub-editor of The Irish News in Belfast (CIPR Newspaper production journalist of the year 2008 and 2010; commended 2003, 2004). Started my career as crime/courts reporter with various newspapers and news agencies in England.
2015: Proofreading (P2) with the SfEP. 2015: Copy-editing (CE1 and CE2) also with the SfEP. 2016: completed the SfEP mentoring course in copy-editing. 2017: Editing in Word (SfEP).
The Irish News (Belfast)
Deane, Neil, Liverpool: Gateway to Heaven and Hell (published December 2016)
De Leon, Melanie, Alex and Toosh Go To … , forthcoming series of children’s books
King, Diane, The Mouse that Roared and Ruby Red, forthcoming children’s titles
Bazari, Michelle, Hurdles to Cross with Faith (published July 2017)
Daruwalla, Marissa, Do Men Give Love for Sex & Women Give Sex for Love? Published December 2017
Harvey, Fintan, Mickey Doc, novel, published December 2017
Legas LLC, recurring work on documents translated into English
Epiq Global, recurring legal work
Dissertations on Minoan society, ADHD, childhood literacy, international banking law, FGM, teen pregnancy rates, Brexit, Hiroshima/Naagasaki bombs, Roosevelt’s New Deal.