Professional member of the Irish Writers Centre
MA Poetry Studies, Dublin City University, 2016.
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)
Freelance editing services since 2007; writing and research since 1999. Short stories, poems and other creative writing pieces published in various magazines like 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of the 2011 Dromineer Literary Festival Poetry Award; joint runner up for the 2015 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for an unpublished collection.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; first novel The Estate forthcoming as an audiobook with Audible.
Proofreading, copy-editing, fiction editing, manuscript critiques. Creative writing support and coaching.
Books, articles, websites
Fiction; memoir; poetry; personal essay; academic essays (in the humanities); health and social research/policy.
Indie authors; Eurofound (EU agency); the ESRI; various government department and state agencies.
Examples of work undertaken
Independently published novels; technical research and policy reports.
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