Resources & Links

Here is a list of resources, mostly in Ireland, for editors, proofreaders, indexers and writers. Links open in a new window.

Professional Organisations & Recommended Editorial Training

Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders & Indexers (AFEPI)
Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)
Society of Authors
Society of Indexers

Editorial Training Offers a distance-learning course in proofreading.
Publishing Training Centre (PTC) Offers distance-learning courses in proofreading and copy-editing.
The SfEP also offers a wide range of training courses in editing, proofreading and freelancing skills.
The Society of Indexers offers training and workshops in indexing. You may also like to subscribe to the  international scholarly journal The Indexer.

Agents in Northern Ireland

The Feldstein Agency

Publishers

Appletree Press (gift and guidebooks for an international market).
Blackstaff Press (mostly non-fiction; some fiction and poetry).
Booklink (commissioned gift books mostly from institutions and organisations).
The Brehon Press (non-fiction, local history).
Colourpoint Publishing Group (non-fiction; educational publisher; also caters for self-publishers).
Cottage Publications & Ballyhay Books (illustrated books about places around the UK; non-fiction).
Dog Ears (children’s books & apps publisher).
Emain Publications (children’s book publisher based in Armagh).
Guildhall Press (for community, voluntary and educational organisations. Non-fiction; some fiction and poetry).
Irish Pages (Journal of Contemporary Writing. Poetry, short fiction, essays, memoir).
Kazoo Publishing (professional publishing services for independent authors).
Lagan Press (literary fiction, poetry, drama).
Lapwing Publications (small poetry press).
O’Donnell Press (children’s book publisher).
Shanway Press (publish books and leaflets, calendars, annual reports etc.).
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (publish books about places and buildings of historical interest in NI).
Ulster Historical Foundation (publishes local and family histories).
Whittrick Press (independent NI publisher of new writing).

Other organisations & resources

Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI)
Children’s Books Ireland
Culture Northern Ireland
Irish Writers’ Centre
The John Hewitt Society
LitNet NI
National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)
Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR)
Poetry Ireland
Publishing Ireland
Publishing NI
Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry (QUB)
Ulster Historical Foundation
Ulster-Scots Agency
Verbal Arts Centre
Writing.ie

Creative Writing Courses

Belfast Metropolitan College
Crescent Arts Centre
Open University
Queen’s University Belfast (Post-graduate degrees in Creative Writing)

Libraries & Archives

Libraries NI
Linen Hall Library
National Library of Ireland
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
Research & Special Collections available Locally (RASCAL)

Independent Booksellers in Northern Ireland

BooksUlster.com (online)
No Alibis (Botanic Avenue, Belfast)