Copy-editor, writer, researcher, project manager, proofreader and reader
Rathmines, Dublin 6
m. 086 823 2658
Children’s and YA literature, literature, education, fiction and non-fiction, history, spirituality/religion.
Over twenty-one years’ editorial experience: worked in New York (publishing company and a literary agency); assistant editor and publication co-ordinator with Veritas; editor with Carroll Heinemann; managing editor with Blackrock Publishing; editor with The O’Brien Press; freelance editor; writer for RTÉJr Bookclub and regular reviewer for Inis magazine and Books Ireland magazine.
All areas of editing, on-screen editing (Mac and PC), proofreading, project management, writing, rewriting, ghost writing, publicity writing, fact checking, photo and picture editing, research, artwork briefs and copyright permissions.
Editor: Watkins & Suggs, Pigín of Howth (Gill Books, 2016) Winner of the Children’s Book of the Year, Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book awards; O’Connor, The Origins of Benjamin Hackett (Down & Out Books, 2017); Matthews, The Cross of Addiction (Veritas, 2017); Bardon, Hallelujah (Gill & Macmillan, 2015); Kennedy and McDermott, About Face (Gill & Macmillan, 2015); Chambers and Lewis, Make Your Mark (English, 2nd and 3rd Year TRB), Folens, 2015; McCaffrey, Cocaine Wars (Merlin, 2010); Abel, The Great Tooth Fairy Mystery (TCKL Creative, 2012); Harling, It’s Not the Way to Live, It’s the Way to Die (YBooks, 2011); Prendergast, The Romanian Builder (The O’Brien Press, 2009).
Copyeditor: Griffin, The Spiral Path (The O’Brien Press, 2017); Griffin, Stormweaver (The O’Brien Press, 2016); Griffin, Cage of Roots (The O’Brien Press, 2015); Bhreathnach-Lynch, 50 Works of Irish Art (Gill & Macmillan, 2015).
Sub editor: Inis Reading Guide (9-11/12-14) – Magazine for Children’s Books Ireland 2010-2017; co-editor of Imagine Nations, the website of IBBY Ireland (www.ibbyireland.ie) and International Children’s Book Day 2014. A full list of titles available on request.