Full member, AFEPI
Member, Mediterranean Editors and Translators
MSc Finance, Leicester University
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.
Proofreading; copy-editing; academic editing; commercial editing; copywriting
Academic/non-fiction books, journal papers, websites, business reports, newsletters, marketing material.
Social sciences, the arts, leisure and hospitality, finance/accountancy and management, the natural world. Specialist in EU Commission agencies and European Parliament work.
The Forest Stewardship Council (Germany/global); Istituto per la ricerca sociale (social research institute, Milan and Bologna, Italy); various translation and commercial companies in the Benelux countries and Lithuania; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK (academic book publishers).
Examples of work undertaken
Istituto per la ricerca sociale, ongoing editing/proofreading reports on social science topics covering current issues for European Commission agencies and reports for the European Parliament; proofreading for an academic publisher – more than 25 books completed, on a wide variety of subjects; editing commercial documents and journal papers via translation companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Lithuania; copywriting 50 web pages for a Dutch online recruitment agency.
Winner of the Theo Paphitis ‘Small Business Sunday’ award in 2013