Professional member of the Irish Writers Centre
BA Arts (Literature), Open University, 2011.
MSc Applied Social Research, Trinity College Dublin, 1999.
BA European Studies and French, University of Limerick, 1998.
Training and professional development
Advanced copy-editing, Publishing Training Centre (UK), 2015.
Substantive editing and rewriting, Publishing Training Centre (UK), 2014.
Onscreen editing, Society for Freelance Editors (UK), 2013.
Introduction to copy-editing and proofreading, Chapterhouse Publishing (UK), 2009.
French (limited working proficiency)
Debut novel ‘The Estate’ is forthcoming with Hachette Ireland (summer 2021). An earlier version was produced by Audible Publishing Studios and was chosen as Audible’s February ‘crime and thriller pick of the month’. Short fiction and poetry published in various magazines like The Manchester Review, The Interpreter’s Hat, The Stinging Fly, Mslexia and the Irish Independent (New Irish Writing); short-listed for competitions and broadcast on RTE Radio 1. Winner of the 2011 Dromineer Literary Festival Poetry Award; joint runner up for the 2015 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for an unpublished collection. Novella Retreat published as a Kindle Single. Currently completing a PhD on the writer Dermot Healy.
Writing and research since 1999; editing services since 2007.
Proofreading, copy-editing, fiction editing, manuscript critique. Creative writing support.
Fiction; memoir; poetry; personal essay; academic essays (in the humanities); health and social research/policy.
Eurofound (EU agency); the ESRI; various government department and state agencies; fiction writers.