Professional member, SFEP
Member, Chartered Institute of Public Relations
BA Hons French:Spanish (QUB)
Qualified accountant from Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Training and professional development
NVQ Periodical Journalism level 4 (1998)
Diploma: Chartered Institute of Public Relations (2004)
French: almost fluent
Spanish: good working knowledge
Twenty-one years as a writer and editor in Editorial Solutions Ireland Ltd carrying out a wide range of editorial projects including copy-editing and managing the production of academic books, copy-editing government and research reports, corporate journalism, copywriting marketing materials, plain language writing and editing, bid writing support.
Copywriting, corporate journalism, copy-editing, proofreading, plain English, ebook creation, bid writing. Writing, rewriting, editing and project managing all types of print and electronic corporate publications and documents; non-fiction book editing; copywriting of PR and marketing collateral; plain English and ‘easy read’ editing and training.
Non-fiction books, corporate reports, research reports, government information, websites, ezines, brochures
Business, archaeology, tourism, health, public sector
Invest Northern Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Department of Health, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Examples of work undertaken
Copy-editing and publication management of academic archaeology books
Writing press releases, speeches, case studies and editorials relating to business, economic development and tourism
Copy-editing research, corporate and government reports
Editorial support for tender writing
Producing easy read versions of health documents
After working as an accountant for several years I switched from numbers to words and co-founded Belfast-based agency Editorial Solutions Ireland Ltd in 1997.
In 2015 I had my first book published: Illustrating the Past (ISBN: 978-0-9932315-1-3)