Irish Food Writers’ Guild
BA with Honours in English and Creative Writing
I am the publisher and editor at Nine Bean Rows Books and Blasta Books and the publisher of Scoop magazine. Frustrated that many voices and many parts of our food culture were not being represented, I founded these new publishing projects in 2021 to update the story of the modern, diverse and vibrant food scene in Ireland.
Before I founded my own publishing house, I was a freelance editor and writer for over 20 years, specialising in editing cookbooks and recipes. I am also the co-author of Making Artisan Pizza at Home (Ryland Peters & Small, 2022), Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider (New Island, 2014) and a forthcoming cookbook to be published in June 2023.
Project management, copy-editing and proofreading, including structural editing, ghostwriting and/or collaboration, Word template formatting, photo research, artwork briefs, copyright clearance, Plain English rewriting and magazine sub-editing.
I specialise in recipe writing, recipe conversions for the US or UK markets and recipe development and testing.
Books, magazines, recipes
Cookbooks, food, educational publishing, general interest
Penguin Random House; Octopus Publishing; Faire Press; Gill Books; Educational Company of Ireland; Folens; SuperValu