Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
MSc Finance, Leicester University
ACMA (Associate Chartered Management Accountant)
CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant)
Training and professional development
Introduction to PerfectIt/Advanced PerfectIt, 2018
Editing with Word, SfEP, 2016
Copywriting Apprentice, IDEAS-Right, 2015 (includes proofreading)
Copy-editing Techniques, SfEP, 2012
Diploma in Proofreading, NCC, 2012
I was a proofreader and subeditor for specialist sports magazines and newspapers in the 1970s, more recently deputy editor of Show Dogs Ireland magazine (2009-2011). I have been working freelance since 2011.
I have been a qualified accountant for over 25 years. I am now using this to edit and proofread annual reports, business communications (e.g. minutes of key meetings and announcements) and press releases for European banks and financial institutions, in UK or US English.
Proofreading; copy-editing; academic editing; ESL editing; business/finance editing. Copywriting – especially websites, other marketing/promotional material
Academic/non-fiction books, journal articles, websites, business reports, newsletters, marketing material
Sociology, politics, economics, the arts, leisure and hospitality, finance/accountancy and management, quantum physics, chemistry, IT, the natural world.
Italian social research institute; translation companies in the Benelux countries; UK academic and business publishers; local historical society.
Examples of work undertaken
Italian social research institute, editing/proofreading reports on social science topics covering current issues;
Proofreading for an academic publisher – three books completed, on economics and academic research, and conference proceedings;
Editing top-level documents via five Dutch translations companies for banks and companies (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Maastricht);
Proofreading and manuscript preparation for community project on local and national (Irish) history.
Winner of the Theo Paphitis ‘Small Business Sunday’ award in 2013