Full member: AFEPI
BA, Grad. Dip. Teach., RSA Cert. TEFL
Training and professional development
Commercial Design: London College of Printing (One-year part-time certificate)
I am Australian with Irish citizenship and moved to Ireland in 2013. Before entering publishing, I worked as a German teacher and English/ESL teacher for six years. I worked for three years as an in-house editor with education/academic publisher, Pergamon Press, and for another three years as Senior Editor of the Harcourt Brace & World School Division. I also have extensive experience as a home-based freelance editor, with extended periods of in-house contract employment with John Wiley & Sons and the Queensland Studies Authority.
Project management, copy editing, structural editing, proofreading
Education, academic, society, history, Irish studies, German language teaching, fiction, insurance, politics, art, environment, architecture, travel, law, investment, engineering
The Insurance Institute of Ireland
Gill and McMillan
Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
University of Queensland Press
Swayles & Willis (UK)
Plus: Extensive self-publishing assistance on behalf of private clients and academic editing/proofing of academic theses/articles
Examples of work undertaken
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Professional development textbooks, Insurance Institute of Ireland:
Editor/Editorial Project Coordinator, Professional Diploma in Insurance textbooks, PDI-01 to PDI-07 (including all new editions)
Management Diploma in Insurance textbooks, MDI-01 to MDI-04 (including new editions)
Professional Diploma in Compliance textbooks, PDC-01 to PDC-04
In-house Style Guide design and updates
Editing of examination papers and miscellaneous professional development material
Editing/project management, post-primary school textbooks:
Folens: JC Business Studies (Teacher Resource Book)
CJ Fallon: JC German, Viel Spaβ 2 (Student textbook)
Educate.ie: On Track! (JC Physical education textbook and student workbook)
Gill Education: Accounting Manual & Computerised (textbook)
John Wiley & Sons: Global Voices: Historical inquiries for the 21st century (textbook)
Queensland Studies Authority, Brisbane, Queensland:
In-house editing of curriculum, student/teacher resources, testing and corporate materials for the QSA website
History of the Women’s College (on behalf of University of Queensland)
Sir Leo Hilscher: Queensland Made (on behalf of University of Queensland Press)
Sister Angela Mary Doyle (on behalf of The Mater Hospital, QLD)
Swales & Willis, UK: RH Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology
Stephanie guided the Institute through a massive overhaul of its learning content. Her experience and expertise were invaluable and led to a process of reflection on so many aspects of our learning content, e.g. the language used, the target audience and the image that the Institute wanted to convey. Stephanie worked with us to develop a style guide which we still refer and adhere to. Everyone who worked with Stephanie learned something of relevance to their role and the Institute’s remit as a professional educational body. Stephanie is the ultimate professional, incredibly patient, always willing to educate those around her and a pleasure to deal with.
Sioban Wynne, Development editor, The Insurance Institute of Ireland
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Stephanie. She is highly intelligent and was consistently insightful and thoughtful in her comments and editing. Stephanie was also unfailingly courteous and considerate in her dealings with me. I also valued how scholarly Stephanie was in her editing.
As an author, I am proud of the quality of work I’ve authored and contribute much of this to Stephanie’s work as an editor.
Stephanie is a person of high intellect and integrity and works incredibly hard to achieve the best possible outcome. I recommend her most highly to publishers.
Deborah Henderson, co-author, Global Voices: Historical inquiries for the 21st century