PARKINSON-BENNETT, Matthew, BA, MPhil (Oxford), Certificate in English Language Teaching

Copy-editor, proofreader, manuscript development editor, re-writer, publisher’s reader, author, teacher

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Special interests: English literature; philosophy; education (especially English language and literature); children’s literature; literacy; Irish history; medieval Irish and English literature.

Experience: In-house editor with Oxford University Press 2011-14. Freelance since 2014. Clients include Little Island Books, Dublin Review of Books, Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum (Quinnipiac University, USA), Macmillan Education, Educational Company of Ireland, OUP.

As an author I have written obituaries for the Irish Times; reviews/essays for the Dublin Review of Books; educational material for Oxford University Press and Natur Och Kultur (Sweden).

Work undertaken: All editorial tasks, including manuscript development work, copy-editing, proofreading, providing reader’s reports. Briefing artists. Writing (various types of material). Re-writing. Technical reports on digitally published material.

Examples of Recent work:
Development editing and project management: Oxford Read and Imagine series (OUP).

Copy-editing: Express Yourself! Junior Cert English textbook (Educational Company of Ireland, 2015); Famine Folios history series, four titles (Quinnipiac University, forthcoming 2015); Good Red Herring (Little Island, 2014).

Proofreading: Once Upon a Place (Little Island, forthcoming 2015); A Lonely Note (Little Island, forthcoming 2015); Oxford Read and Imagine Teacher’s Handbook (OUP, 2015).