Irish Food Writers’ Guild (current chair)
BA with Honours in English and Creative Writing
Twenty years’ experience as an in-house and freelance editor and writer, specialising in cookbooks and educational publishing
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 subediting. 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; Gill Books; Educational Company of Ireland; Folens; CJ Fallon; SuperValu; Collins Press; Mercier Press; Eurofound
Examples of work undertaken
Cookery and food: Neven Maguire’s Home Economics for Life (Gill Books, 2018); Doctor on a Diet (Gill Books, 2018 – collaboration); Vegan-ish (Gill Books, 2018); Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking (Penguin, 2018); Half Hour Hero (Penguin, 2017); Cook Slow (Octopus, 2017); The Cookery School Donnybrook Fair (Mercier Press, 2017); Dingle Dinners: From the Chefs of Ireland’s #1 Foodie Town (Collins Press, 2017); subeditor for SuperValu’s Fresh and Uncorked magazines.
Education: #eatplanlive Junior Cycle Home Economics (Edco, 2018); History in Focus for the Junior Cycle (CJ Fallon, 2018); My Life Junior Cycle SPHE (Folens, 2018); Appreciating Art (Gill Books, 2018).
General interest: The Rob Lipsett Game Plan (Penguin, 2018 – collaboration); Beamish & Crawford: The Story of an Irish Brewery (Collins Press, 2015).
I am the co-author of Saturday Pizzas at the Ballymaloe Cookery School (Ryland Peters & Small, 2017) and Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider (New Island, 2014). I am also the current chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild.