BA (Hons) in History and Political Science
ALCM (Speech and Drama)
I have worked in the publishing industry since 2001, both in-house and freelance. I worked in-house at The O’Brien Press Ltd from 2001-2006, latterly as production manager. Since 2006 I have worked as a freelance writer, proofreader and copy-editor. As a proofreader I have worked on a wide variety of books for many different clients.
Proofreading, copy-editing, writing
All subjects, especially fiction, children’s books, history, politics, biography, memoir and educational books
The O’Brien Press Ltd, Folens Publishers, Forum Publications, Kazoo Independent Publishing Services, independent authors.
Examples of work undertaken
The Torchbearers (Minard Press 2018), This is Poetry (Forum 2017), The Longbourn Letters (Kazoo 2017), The Secrets of Grindlewood: Othelia’s Orb (Lindon Books 2017), Kings of the Boyne (The O’Brien Press 2016), A Darkness at the End (The O’Brien Press 2016), Adoption Stories (Kazoo 2015), Detective (The O’Brien Press 2015), On Butterfly Wings (Comeragh Publishing 2015), King Lear (Forum 2014), Behind the Walls (The O’Brien Press 2014), Hamlet (Forum 2014), Unlocking History Fourth Class (Folens 2013).
I am the author of seven books for children and two for adults. I have written stories and articles for Folens Christmas annuals for the last eight years. I have also written articles for national newspapers including The Irish Times, The Herald and The Irish Examiner and book reviews for many different publications.