BA (English & French literature), Trinity College Dublin (1987)
Editor of The Collins Press for eleven years; freelance since 2019.
copy-editing, proofreading, book production
Non-fiction: Adventure/outdoor guides, biography/memoir, cookery, exploration/travel, folklore, history, Irish interest, natural history, maritime, photography, sport, true crime
Fiction: literary fiction, fantasy and sci-fi
The Collins Press; The O’Brien Press.
Examples of work undertaken
Fleming, The Lived Reality of Educational Disadvantage (self-published, 2020)
Vignoles, Rory Gallagher: The Man Behind the Guitar (The Collins Press, 2018)
Fairbairn, Ireland’s Adventure Bucket List (The Collins Press, 2018)
Gleason, Dingle Dinners (The Collins Press, 2017)
O’Sullivan & Wilson, Ireland’s Garden Birds (The Collins Press, 2016)
‘It has been an absolute pleasure having you as editor of my last five books. You are meticulous, prompt, unflappable and friendly in everything you do, with positive solutions wherever required. You improve the outcome of each project you’re involved in, and everybody working with you benefits from your positivity, organisation and attention to detail. I don’t know how you do it, but thank you – my books wouldn’t have been as good without you.’ – Helen Fairbairn, author of Ireland’s Adventure Bucket List, Ireland’s Best Walks, and walking guides to Dublin & Wicklow, Northern Ireland and Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
‘When I submitted the final draft of my book to Paula Elmore I was acutely aware of its technical and presentational weaknesses. With a mixture of skill, insight, patience and outstanding professionalism she brought it up to the required standard for publication with great efficiency.’ – Dr Brian Fleming, author of The Vatican Pimpernel and The Lived Reality of Educational Disadvantage.