Advanced Professional Member CIEP
Full Member AFEPI
BA English and German, PgDip in Publishing and Book Production, Master of Arts with Distinction in Publishing
Training and professional development
Postgraduate Diploma in Publishing and Book Production – editing, copy-editing and proofreading
Master of Arts with Distinction in Publishing – research self-publishing
Irish – fluent; French – basic; German – basic
Over twenty years editorial experience in the Ireland and the UK.
Freelance editor and proofreader since 2014.
Project management, structural/developmental editing, line-editing, copy-editing, proofreading and management of self-publishing projects from manuscript to printed book
Books, dissertations, articles, websites and business documents.
Education (primary, post-primary and third-level dissertations), fiction, the arts, crime, Irish interest, memoir, biography, politics, history, local history, archaeology, natural world, art, religion, cookbooks and photographic books.
Harvill Press; Brandon Books; Columba Books; Collins Press; Irish Academic Press; The Educational Company of Ireland; Currach Press.
Independent authors; postgraduate students; non-publishing companies.
I facilitate writer’s workshops for The Irish Writers Centre.
Examples of work undertaken
Liam M. Nolan, Sika The Wild Deer (Deer Alliance, 2020); Garry O’Sullivan, A Flavour of Kylemore Abbey (Columba Books, 2018); Paraic Maher, Betrothed, Glimpses of the Betrothal of Mary and Joseph (self-published, 2018); David Forsythe, The Celtic Songline, Línte Ceoil Cheiltigh with Dónal Lunny (Currach Press, 2017); Valerie O’Sullivan, A Year in the Life, Glencairn Abbey (Columba Books, 2017); Tom Mongan, A Journey Across Years (self-published, 2016); Michael Browne, Claire Corroon, Siobhán Kelleher, Operation Maths 5th Class Pupils’ Book, Discovery Book, Assessment Book, Teacher’s Resource Book (The Educational Company of Ireland, 2016); Valerie O’Sullivan, The MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, People and Places of Ireland’s Highest Mountain Range (Collins Press, 2015); New Discovery for Leaving Certificate Higher & Ordinary Level, Poetry Anothology with Notes & Guidelines (The Educational Company of Ireland, 2015); Drago Jancar, Joyce’s Pupil (Brandon Books, 2009); Gerry Adams, Hope and History (Brandon Books, 2004); Ken Bruen, The Priest (Brandon Books, 2002); Ken Bruen, The Guards (Brandon Books, 2001)
“Siobhán is a highly experienced publishing professional offering the full suite of services for authors and publishers alike. It was a pleasure to work with her on a recent project and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, and look forward to working with her again.”
Conor Graham, Publisher, Irish Academic Press
‘Siobhán is one of our ‘go to’ editors for any editorial job out of the ordinary, requiring initiative and handholding of an author as well as the usual editing skills.’
Con Collins, Publisher, Collins Press
‘I thought I was a perfectionist until I came to work with Siobhán Prendergast at Dingle Publishing. She brought a breadth of knowledge and a professionalism, which one doesn’t often find these days, and it was an absolute treat to work with her in the production of my book, Sika the Wild Deer. At every stage her advice was sound and her perspective was correct, resulting in a book in which I believe all involved in its production are entitled to take great pride. I certainly look forward to working with Siobhán again in the future.’
Liam M. Nolan, Barrister-at-Law,
Self-publisher and author of Sika the Wild Deer, 2020
‘Siobhán’s dedication, attention to detail, perfectionism all shine through in the book. My ideas and proposals were listened to and her advice was always on hand to enhance the production. She chose the best designs for the book and the finished product is beyond my wildest expectation.’
Self-publisher and editor of At the Water’s Edge Two Boats
‘Siobhan offers a truly comprehensive service that shepherds a book-idea from its embryonic stage right through to when the finished product appears on the shelves. This encompassed all the big items like sourcing a suitable editor, designer and printer right down to the tiniest like how to get an ISBN number.
Siobhan was constantly available throughout the process and was well able to negotiate the inevitable hiccups along the road, knowing when to keep up pressure to meet deadlines and when to accommodate changes.’
Publisher and author of Betrothed
Praise for Publications
‘A magnificent publication’ Fergal Keane of RTÉ on At the Water’s Edge Two Boats
‘This is a beautiful book…the colours, the design, the maps, the photographs, the typeface…wow, wow, wow…’ Joe Duffy, RTÉ Radio 1
‘This is a splendid collection of 24 art presentations of the Betrothal of Mary and Joseph in stained glass windows. The design, lay-out, colour printing, physical production and photography of this book deserve nothing less than superlatives.’ Peter Costello,The Irish Catholic
‘Kayak and other adventure sport enthusiasts will find insight and inspiration in the recently publishedAt the Water’s Edge Two Boats.’ Christy Parker,Irish Examiner
“Siobhán Prendergast has an amazing eye for detail and great editorial instincts. A true publishing professional, with years of experience and the credentials to back it up. She has an MA in Publishing, is an advanced professional member of SfEP and a full member of AFEPI so her credentials speak for themselves. I could not recommend Siobhán and the team at Dingle Publishing more highly.”
I offer a consultancy service to independent authors and will organise the range of services required to self-publish a book. I facilitate workshops for writers and independent authors.