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.
Dissertation on the Role of Women in Minoan Society (2015)
Liverpool: Past, Present, People and Places: Neil Deane (2016 — working title)
Legas LLC (2016) work on documents translated into English