Twenty years’ editorial experience in Ireland and the UK: project manager with the Educational Company of Ireland (Edco), editorial director with Merlin Publishing/Wolfhound Press, managing editor with Folens Publishers, researcher with Lafferty Group, assistant editor with The Spotlight Directories (London); freelance for New Island, The O’Brien Press, Edco, Folens, Penguin Ireland, Gill Books, Irish Independent, Oxford University Press and various self-published authors.
Complete project management, structural editing, copy-editing, magazine sub-editing, writing/rewriting, proofreading, photo research, artwork briefs, copyright clearance and web copywriting.
True crime, biography & memoir, education (especially primary and post-primary levels), history, fiction (children’s and adult) and directories.
Examples of work undertaken
Project Manager: Bua na Cainte A/B/1/2: Multi-media, award-winning Irish language programme (Edco, 2012–2015), Fuinneamh Nua (Edco, 2015), Positive Economics (Edco, 2013); Editor: Gerry Carron, Opportunity Knocks (Amazon Digital, 2016), Donal Fallon 16 Lives: John MacBride (The O’Brien Press, 2015), Paul Williams, Murder Inc./ Bad Fellas (Penguin Ireland, 2014/2011), Brian Mooney, Start Your Career Journey Here! (Edco, 2014); Copy-editor: Peter Varga, Humans of Dublin (Gill Books, 2016), Una Leavy, Magical Celtic Tales (The O’Brien Press, 2016), New Planet Cabaret (New Island, 2013), Niamh Fortune, Literacy Leap: 3rd Class (Folens, 2013); Editor: Paul Williams, Crime Lords/Crime Wars/The Untouchables; Barbara Naughton, Daddy, Please Don’t, Mick McCaffrey, The Irish Scissor Sisters, Mary Kennedy, Paper Tigers (all Merlin/Wolfhound). (See www.barrettediting.ie for more examples.)