BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies 2(i) from Portsmouth University, 1999
Training and professional development
Basic Proofreading: Editorial Skills One (Publishing Training Centre)
In-house training and experience:
Subeditor with The Southern Star newspaper, Southern Star Ltd, Ilen St, Skibbereen, Co. Cork (2005 to 2012)
Proofreader and typesetter with Red Barn Publishing, Skibbereen, Co. Cork (2002 to 2004 and 1999 to 2000)
Editorial assistant with TownHouse Publishers, Ranelagh, Dublin (2000 to 2002)
I also have many years of editorial experience as a home-based freelancer.
Leaving Cert French
Proofreading, copy-editing, typesetting, subediting, rewriting (fiction and non-fiction)
Books, journals, poetry manuscripts, websites
I have experience proofreading and copy-editing fiction and non-fiction books, such as art, sports, gardening, autobiographies and miscellaneous collections (e.g., poetry). I have also edited academic articles in science journals and academic theses. I worked as subeditor at a regional newspaper, where the subject matter was varied and included current affairs, opinion, sports and local news items, as well as a mix of regular columns in subjects such as cookery, wildlife, gardening, interior design and alternative medicine.
Examples of work undertaken
Copy-editing and proofreading regular reports/case studies by the Cork Energy Rating Company for online publication by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) (2019-2020); copy-edit for The Shoreditch Exhibition (fiction novel) by independent author Austin Lawler (2020); proofread of poetry anthology Emergence: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose by independent author Dr Shane O’Hanlon (2020); copy-edit of art book Odd Roads to Be Walking: 156 Women Who Shaped Australian Art by independent authors Paul Finucane and Catherine Stuart (2019); copy-edit of memoir When Night Is Falling by independent author Seamus Fogarty (2019).