BA (Hons) English and History of Art
I have almost twenty years of editing and proofreading experience, both in-house – as managing editor of New Island – and freelance.
Proofreading, copy-editing, manuscript critiques, reader’s reports, structural editing, developmental editing
Fiction, narrative non-fiction, children’s, young adult, crime, cookery, history, memoir, biography, art
Atlantic Books, Children’s Books Ireland, Gill Books, Hachette Ireland, Hachette UK, HarperCollins Ireland, Lisa Richards Agency, Little Island Books, New Island Books, The O’Brien Press, various independent authors
Examples of work undertaken
Fiction: Arlene Hunt, While She Sleeps, Hachette Ireland, 2022 (editing); Ardal O’Hanlon, Brouhaha, HarperCollins Ireland, 2022 (proofreading); Sophie White, The Snag List, Hachette Ireland, 2022 (editing); Caitríona Lally, Wunderland, New Island, 2021 (editing); Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, Aisling and the City, Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling, and The Importance of Being Aisling, Gill Books, 2018–21 (editing); Christine Dwyer Hickey, The Narrow Land, 2019 (editing).
Non-Fiction: Lili Forberg, Lili’s Family Favourites, The O’Brien Press, 2022 (editing); Amy Dunne, I Am Amy Dunne, Gill Books, 2022 (editing); Dermot Whelan, Mind Full?, Gill Books, 2021 (editing); Tommie Gorman, Never Better, Atlantic Books, 2022 (proofreading); Diarmuid Gavin and Paul Smyth, Gardening Together, Gill Books, 2022 (proofreading); Deirdre Finnerty, Bessborough: Three Women, Three Decades, Three Stories of Courage, Hachette Ireland, 2022 (proofreading).
Children’s: Ellen Ryan, Girls Who Slay Monsters, HarperCollins Ireland, 2022 (editing); Louise Finch, The Eternal Return of Clara Hart, Little Island, 2022 (proofreading); Helena Close, Things I Know, Little Island, 2022 (proofreading); Aislinn O’Loughlin, Big Bad Me, Little Island, 2022 (proofreading); David McCullough, The Great Irish Politics Book, Gill Books, 2021 (editing); Jarlath Gregory, What Love Looks Like, The O’Brien Press, 2021 (editing); Jason Byrne, The Accidental Adventures of Onion O’Brien: The Secret Scientist and The Great Ape Escape, Gill Books, 2018–20 (editing).
I work with publishers, with authors preparing to submit their work to publishers and with independently published authors.