Writer, editor, copy-editor, proofreader, project manager
Fiction; narrative and general non-fiction; memoir, autobiography and biography; humour; history; film, music and cultural studies; business; sports.
Substantive/developmental editing; copy-editing; proofreading; project management; writing (including ghostwriting).
Over twenty years as an in-house editor for small indigenous publishers (Oak Tree Press, The Liffey Press and Poolbeg) and a large multinational (Transworld/Penguin Random House). I have also taught fiction editing to aspiring authors for the Irish Writers Centre.
I have been the in-house editor for authors including Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart, The Thing About December, All We Shall Know); Colm O’Regan (The “Irish Mammy” series of books, Bolloxology); and Conor O’Clery (May You Live in Interesting Times, Moscow: December 25, 1991, and the forthcoming The Shoemaker and His Daughter). Other significant titles I have edited include memoirs by Hilary Fannin (Hopscotch) and Patrick Deeley (The Hurley Maker’s Son); thrillers by Niamh O’Connor, Ken Bruen and Mark O’Sullivan; novels by Shane Connaughton (Married Quarters) and Ciaran McMenamin (Skintown); autobiographies by Joe Duffy, Senator David Norris and Colm “Gooch” Cooper; and general non-fiction titles as diverse as Sinead McCoole’s Easter Widows, Anne Chambers’ T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot and Dustin the Turkey’s Wikibeaks.