Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)
Bachelor of Religious Science, Mater Dei Institute of Education, 1993
Master of Religious Science, Mater Dei Institute of Education, 2000
PhD (moral theology), St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 2003
Training and professional development
Copyright for Editorial Professionals (CIEP) 2021; Rewriting and Substantive Editing (Publishing Training Centre (PTC)) 2018; Adobe InDesign CC, Parts 1 and 2 (New Horizons Computer Learning Centre/Publishing Ireland) 2018; Brush Up Your Grammar (SfEP) 2018; Practical Mark-up of PDFs (SfEP) 2017; Basic Editing by Distance Learning (PTC) 2017; Writing and Editing for the Web (PTC) 2016; Advanced Copy-Editing (PTC) 2015; Editing in Word (PTC) 2015; On-Screen Editing 1 and 2 (SfEP) 2015; Copy-Editing Skills (PTC) 2014; Certificate in Basic Proofreading (PTC) 2014.
Leaving Certificate Irish: Grade A, 1987; Leaving Certificate German: Grade A, 1987; Intermediate Certificate French: Grade A, 1985.
Teacher of religious studies (including A Level, GCSE and Key Stage 3, Northern Ireland), 1993–1999; lecturer in moral theology and supervisor of students in initial teacher education at the Mater Dei Institute of Education, 1999–2005; part-time lecturer in medical ethics, Trinity College Dublin, 1999–2000; professional editor and proofreader since 2013.
Proofreading, academic copyediting; educational copyediting; EAL editing; business editing; dissertation proofreading.
Books, journals, websites, brochures, online learning platforms.
Education (theory, philosophy, psychology, special needs, inclusion, teacher education, textbooks); religion (spirituality, theology, ethics); sociology; personal development; general subjects; memoir. I do not edit material requiring graduate level/specialist STEM or financial knowledge.
Redemptorist Publications, UK; the University of Vienna, Austria; John Catt Educational, UK; Edco, Ireland; DCG Solutions, Ireland; the Insurance Institute of Ireland; Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative (Tallaght, Dublin); Tony Bolger/catholicireland.net; Patrick J.M. Durcan (independent author); the Retail Banking Academy, London; Dr Suzanne Guerin (Associate Professor of Research Design and Analysis, University College Dublin); Dr Majella McSharry (School of Human Development, Dublin City University); Dr Kevin Williams (Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, DCU); Colourpoint Educational, Newtownards, Northern Ireland.
Examples of work undertaken
Books: Caroline Renehan, Openness with Roots: Education in Religion in Irish Primary Schools, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014; Gordon McMillan, Course and Speed Made Good: The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers 1974–2014, The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, 2014; Anne Hession, Catholic Primary Religious Education in a Pluralist Environment, Veritas, 2015; Suzanne Guerin, Nóirín Hayes and Sinéad McNally (eds), Research and Evaluation in Community Settings: Experiences from practice, Routledge, 2018; Annelies Kamp and Majella McSharry (eds), Re/Assembling the Pregnant and Parenting Teenager: Narratives from the field, Peter Lang, 2018; coursebooks for the Retail Banking Academy (2017/2018); coursebooks for the Insurance Institute of Ireland (2018/2019); workbooks, manuals and reports for Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative (2018 and ongoing); Patrick J.M. Durcan, Thomas Durcan 1866–1927: Mayo Merchant, Councillor and Family Man, Patrick J.M. Durcan, 2018; Jim McManus and Bill Horton, Talking about Jesus, Redemptorist Publications, 2020; Bruce Robertson, The Teaching Delusion: Why teaching in our schools isn’t good enough (and how we can make it better), John Catt Educational, 2020; John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley, Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools, John Catt Educational, 2020; Graham Ramsden, The Bully in the Greenhouse: Exploring why children bully others and what schools can do about it, John Catt Educational, 2020; Haili Hughes, Preserving Positivity: Choosing to stay in the classroom and banishing a negative mindset, John Catt Educational, 2020; Stuart Pryke and Amy Staniforth, Ready to Teach: Macbeth, John Catt Educational, 2020; Sarah Davies, Talking about Oracy: Developing communication beyond the classroom, John Catt Educational, 2020; Sue Cowley, Learning Behaviours: A practical guide to self-regulation in the early years, John Catt Educational, 2020; Jared Cooney Horvath and David Bott, 10 Things Schools Get Wrong: And how we can get them right, John Catt Educational, 2020.
Papers/reports/book contributions: Kevin Williams, ‘Oakeshott and the complex ecology of the moral life’, Cosmos and Taxis 1(3): 27–34; Kevin Williams, ‘The folly of nationalist politics: Michael Oakeshott on the revival of Irish Studies’, The Irish Quarterly Review 103(410): 147–58; Martin Brown, Gerry McNamara, Joe O’Hara, School Inspection in a polycentric context: the case of Northern Ireland (a report); Kevin Williams, ‘Learning to Love the World: The Educational Experience of John McGahern’, in John McGahern: Authority and Vision, Zeljka Doljania and Máire Doyle (eds), Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017; book and papers for Professor Regina Polak (University of Vienna): forthcoming 2020 and 2021.
Textbooks/school resources: Juliana Gilbride (updated by Paula McCullough), The Acts of the Apostles, 1 Corinthians, Galatians and Ephesians, 2nd edition, Colourpoint Educational, 2017; Science Solutions and Graphic Solutions (student workbooks and e-books), DCG Solutions, 2020; Theresa Heffernan, Revisewise Science (junior cycle), Edco, 2020.
Coursebooks: for professionals working in retail banking and insurance.
Dissertations: mainly in the area of primary and second level teaching, the education of teachers and nurses, education for children with additional needs (e.g. ADHD, autism).
‘As a first-time writer, I was nervous about the editorial process and what an editor would think of what I’d produced, but Gráinne was so positive, supportive and reassuring. Gráinne’s suggestions and ideas not only ensured our book was the best it could be but showed that she took a real, genuine interest in the contents of the manuscript. I would jump at the chance to work with Gráinne again. Her commitment is outstanding, and I know I’m a better writer as a result of what I’ve learnt from her.’ Stuart Pryke, co-author (with Amy Staniforth) of Ready to Teach: Macbeth, John Catt Educational, 2020.
‘Gráinne was an absolute joy to work with. She guided me seamlessly through the process of editing my first book, acting constantly as a reassuring critical friend and providing brilliant timely feedback, suggestions and ideas about how we could work collaboratively to improve the book. Not only that, but her care and attention to the specific content and topic of the book made sure that it is the very best version of itself it could be. I would love to work with Gráinne again on future projects, knowing that my work was in the very safest pair of hands.’ Amy Staniforth, co-author (with Stuart Pryke) of Ready to Teach: Macbeth, John Catt Educational, 2020.
‘I am deeply impressed by Gráinne’s work. What particularly impresses me is that she seems not just to be doing a trade, but is also very committed. I learn a lot from her explanations, questions and comments, especially the nuances of English words. I am really looking forward to our ongoing cooperation! It fits wonderfully.’ Dr Regina Polak, Associate Professor at the Department of Practical Theology, University of Vienna, Austria, and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions.
‘Gráinne is a fantastic proofreader with a forensic eye for detail. As important, she takes a real interest in what she is reading and has a genuine desire to help make authors’ work better. Her suggestions are clear, constructive and helpful. I can’t recommend her highly enough.’ Bruce Robertson, author of The Teaching Delusion, John Catt Educational, 2020.
‘It was a pleasure to work with Gráinne, who is an absolute expert in her field. I not only ended up with a grammatically correct, flawlessly spelt manuscript, I learnt some things about spelling, punctuation and grammar that I did not know – and I am an English teacher!’ John Tomsett, co-author (with Jonny Uttley) of Putting Staff First: A blueprint for revitalising our schools, John Catt Educational, 2020.
‘Gráinne’s proofreading skills greatly enhanced the presentation of my book, Catholic Primary Education in a Pluralist Environment. I would recommend her very highly as she is meticulous in her attention to detail and exceptionally easy to work with.’ Anne Hession, author of Catholic Primary Education in a Pluralist Environment, Veritas, 2015 and Lecturer in Religious Education at St Patrick’s College, DCU.
‘Dr Gráinne Treanor is simply outstanding at proofreading and editing. I do not believe that anyone could do this work better and I recommend her wholeheartedly and without reservation to students and scholars.’ Dr Kevin Williams, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection, Dublin City University.
‘There are excellent proofreaders and editors and then there are outstanding proofreaders and editors. Having employed the services of Dr Gráinne Treanor in the recent past, I have no reservation in stating that the work of Dr Treanor can clearly be categorised as the latter. I offer as an example my latest book, Openness with Roots: Education in Religion in Irish Primary Schools, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
‘This hardback academic work required not only proofreading and editing but also great skill in terms of format and structure. Dr Treanor’s attention to detail, her care of my work, her ability, her patience and her very significant skill at every level were remarkable. At times, I relied on her to communicate with Cambridge Scholars Publishing on my behalf, where it was evident to me and to the publishing company that they were dealing with an exceptional professional.
‘Dr Treanor also made a number of suggestions to me as to how I might improve the quality of my style of writing. She took the trouble to check my research, where relevant, and she offered advice beyond the remit of what I would have expected. I should also add that this particular book was launched by the then Minister for Education and Skills in Ireland, Mr Ruairi Quinn. At the launch, Mr Quinn not only launched the book with the usual critique expected, but also remarked very positively on its layout and structure, including the fact that he could not find even one typographical error.
‘I have strongly recommended Dr Treanor to a number of my academic colleagues and indeed to non-academic writers as well. I take great satisfaction in knowing that, should I publish again, I need never search for another proofreader/copyeditor. If Dr Treanor is busy, any future publications I may have will be suspended until she is available.’ Dr Caroline Renehan, recently retired Head of Religious Education, St Patrick’s College, DCU and author of Openness with Roots: Education in Religion in Irish Primary Schools, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
‘As any doctoral student will tell you, time is a valuable commodity, even more so when working and studying simultaneously. Towards to the end of the journey, when a student’s enthusiasm is waning and attention to detail may be questionable, this is when you need to consider using Gráinne’s services. The professional and personable service Gráinne afforded me relieved much of my last-minute angst prior to submission. Her systematic and thorough approach to all aspects of my thesis resulted in a more coherent and well-presented final piece of work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gráinne and would go as far as saying contact me too if you wish to discuss further.’ Dr Finbarr Murphy (EdD, University of Sheffield), Director of Education & Professional Development with the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland.
‘Gráinne was recommended to me by a friend who said that “getting Gráinne to proofread your thesis will be the best money you spend on your doctorate”. My friend was right!!! Getting Gráinne to proofread my work was a godsend. After the long slog of writing up a 60,000-word thesis, it was such a relief at the very end to hand it over to fresh eyes for proofreading. It gave me some free time to clear my head and I felt more confident submitting my thesis knowing that it had been professionally proofread by Gráinne. The whole process was very easy and Gráinne was lovely to deal with. She is friendly, professional and efficient and I would highly recommend her services.’ Maria Mc Mahon, EdD student, University of Lincoln.