Editor and proofreader
Dot Your Eyes Editing and Proofreading
Professional Memberships: Full member of the Association of Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers (AFEPI Ireland); Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).
Special Interests: Education (philosophy, psychology, theory, textbooks); ethics; child development; social studies; autism studies; humanities; theology.
Work undertaken: proofreading; copy-editing; substantive/developmental editing; editing and writing material for the web; proofreading of dissertations.
Experience: PhD in moral theology; former lecturer in moral theology (Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin City University) and medical ethics (Trinity College, Dublin); supervisor of postgraduate dissertations; supervision of students during initial teacher education; proofreading and copy-editing PhD and Master’s dissertations; copy-editing for academic authors preparing work for publication in book or journal form; ESL copy-editing for academics; daily news editing for Catholicireland.net; textbook editing for publishers.
Recent training: Basic proofreading (Publishing Training Centre, 2014); Copy-editing skills (Publishing Training Centre, 2014); On-screen editing 1 and 2 (Society for Editors and Proofreaders, 2015); Editing in Word (Publishing Training Centre, 2015); Advanced copy-editing (Publishing Training Centre, 2015); Writing and editing for the web (Publishing Training Centre, 2016); Basic editing by distance learning (Publishing Training Centre, 2017).
Examples: Books: Caroline Renehan, Openness with Roots: Education in Religion in Irish Primary Schools (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014); Gordon McMillan, Course and Speed Made Good: The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers 1974–2014 (Dublin: The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, 2014); Anne Hession, Catholic Primary Religious Education in a Pluralist Environment (Dublin: Veritas, 2015); Juliana Gilbride (updated by Paula McCullough), The Acts of the Apostles, 1 Corinthians, Galatians and Ephesians, 2nd edition (Newtownards: Colourpoint Educational, forthcoming 2017).
Papers/reports/book contributions: Kevin Williams, ‘Oakeshott and the complex ecology of the moral life’, Cosmos and Taxis 1(3): 27–34; Kevin Williams, ‘The folly of nationalist politics: Michael Oakeshott on the revival of Irish Studies’, The Irish Quarterly Review 103(410): 147–58; Martin Brown, Gerry McNamara, Joe O’Hara, School Inspection in a polycentric context: the case of Northern Ireland (a report); Kevin Williams, ‘Learning to Love the World: The Educational Experience of John McGahern’, In John McGahern: Authority and Vision, Zeljka Doljania and Máire Doyle, eds (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2017).
Dissertations: Sandra Cullen, ‘Towards an appropriate religious education for future teachers of religious education: principles for a theological approach’ (DCU, 2013); Krizan Vecik, ‘Mono-ethnic to multi-ethnic: exploring change in schools which went from mono-ethnic to multi-ethnic student populations’ (DCU, 2014); Ann Caulfield, ‘The Contribution of the practice of mindfulness to stress reduction among school teachers: a qualitative study of Irish primary teachers’ (University of Lincoln, 2015); Maura Claire Fitzsimons, ‘Irish nursing students’ experience and understanding of reflective practice: a narrative inquiry’ (University of Sheffield, 2015); Jane O’Kelly, ‘How can an online community of practice support an undergraduate’s learning experience on a research module?’ (DCU, 2016); Timothy Finbarr Murphy, ‘Striving for innovation: a Triple Helix explanation of how one Irish college is pursuing this goal’ (University of Sheffield, 2016); Maria Mc Mahon Mulligan, ‘How teachers influence student learning and achievement in mathematics: a mixed methods comparative study’ (University of Lincoln, 2016).