Editor, copy-editor, proofreader
Full Member, AFEPI Ireland; Professional Member, Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP); Member, Plain Language Association InterNational (PLAIN).
Editing, plain language editing, copy-editing, proofreading, project management, picture research, artwork coordination, ebook conversion review.
Fiction: literary, contemporary, speculative, historical, crime and thriller.
Non-fiction: business, education, training, public administration, mind-body-spirit and inspirational.
Writing and Editing for the Web (Publishing Training Centre, 2016)
SfEP Annual Conference (Birmingham, 2016)
Rewriting and Substantive Editing (Publishing Training Centre, 2016)
Editorial Project Management (Publishing Training Centre, 2015)
Advanced Copy-Editing (Publishing Training Centre, 2015)
Point of View in Fiction (Claire Keegan, 2014)
SfEP Annual Conference (London, 2014)
Grammar Plus (Publishing Ireland, 2013)
Fiction Editing (Publishing Ireland, 2013)
On-Screen Editing 1 (SfEP, 2013)
Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (Publishing Training Centre, 2012)
Fiction Writing (weekend workshop with Claire Keegan, 2012)
Creative Writing (6-week course with Jim McGuire, 2011)
I have fifteen years’ business research and administrative experience (mostly in the public sector). Since establishing my editorial business in 2012, I have provided editing, copy-editing, proofreading, project management, picture research and ebook review services to a variety of clients, including publishers, businesses, government and state agencies, authors, bloggers and students. I presented several editing related seminars/courses, including a ‘Marketing Tools for the Freelance Editor’ seminar at an SfEP annual conference in the UK; an ‘Editing for Authors’ masterclass at the Wexford Literary Festival; and ‘Self-Edit Your Fiction Manuscript’ two-day courses as part of the Claire Keegan Fiction Clinic series. I am also a regular guest speaker on a Local Enterprise Office’s ‘Start Your Own Business’ programme.
Clients include Enterprise Ireland; SOLAS (Further Education and Training Authority); Irish Research Council; Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Department of Children and Youth Affairs; Road Safety Authority; HSE; Irish International; Wexford County Council; Folens Publishers; and Divine Mercy Publications, as well as various traditionally published and independently published authors.
Editing/project management work:
Essential Science Workbook, Junior Cycle Science (Folens, 2016), and Oylegate Glenbrien: A Look Back in Time (Oylegate Journal Society, 2008).
Non-fiction: Intercultural Healthcare Pilot Project CHO Area 5 (HSE, 2016); Fergus Barrett, I Am Responsible For My Own Life: Lessons Learnt (self-published, 2016); Essential Science Junior Cycle Science PowerPoint teaching slides (Folens, 2016); training documents for SOLAS Further Education and Training Authority (2015); Nollaig McSweeney, Meeting Grief With Mindfulness and Compassion (self-published, 2015); and Henryk Ciereszko, Endless Mercy: The Life of Bl. Michael Sopocko (DM Publications Ireland, 2013).
Fiction: Robert Higgins, West Lake (2016); Gerard O’Brien, The Key Is Turned (self-published, 2016); Ami Noone, The Wisdom of Secrets (self-published, March 2016 edition); Trevor Bloom, The Regent (self-published, 2014); Kevin McDermott, Mystery Boy (2014); Joan Brady, The Cinderella Reflex (self-published, 2013; Poolbeg, 2016); Sam Sisavath, The Purge of Babylon (self-published, 2013); and Miriam A. Walker, The Holiday Retreat and Other Stories (self-published, 2013).
Non-fiction: The Market magazine (Enterprise Ireland, 2013 to date); Wexford County Council’s annual reports (2011–14); The High Potential Start-Up Class of 2013 (Enterprise Ireland, 2013); Jim Cogley, Raphael’s Healing Garden (self-published, 2012) and The Twinless Self (self-published, 2010); and Enterprise Ireland’s annual report (2012).
Fiction: Kathryn Gallagher, Derailed Conscience (self-published, 2015) and Crimson Dawn (self-published, 2014); Declan Jones, The Calling of John Fitzcanty (self-published, 2014); and Kevin McDermott, In Pieces (Junior Certificate School Programme, 2013).
Ebook conversion review work:
Horizons 1 and 2 Leaving Certificate Geography textbooks, Global Business Leaving Certificate Business textbook and Step Up! First Year English textbook (Folens, 2014).