Alexandra McKee

Professional memberships

Entry-Level Member, Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP); Full Member, Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland)

Qualifications

BA English (1992)

Training and professional development

Certificate in Book Publishing, New York University, 1997

Languages

French

Equipment and software

Macintosh; HP 7520 all-in-one printer, scanner & copier; BT Infinity broadband; Microsoft Office 2011; Adobe Creative Cloud; Dropbox (file transfer system).

Experience

Freelance editor, proofreader, writer & designer since 2005. Managing Editor (1998); Editor (1997); Associate Editor (1996) at Stewart, Tabori & Chang (New York). Editorial Assistant at Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster (New York) 1993-1996.

Media

Books, magazines & newspapers.

Skills and services offered

Copy-editing and proofreading; project editing; manuscript critique; Americanization; feature writing and research; ad & promotional design.

Subject areas

Fiction (adult and young adult), except science fiction and fantasy; Non-fiction; Craft and hobby; Cooking

Specialisms

I provide editorial services, including Americanization of texts for US markets, for independent and publisher-associated writers. I am the chief feature writer and editor of Getting Married in Northern Ireland bridal magazine.

Clients include

Red Dot Publications.

Examples of work undertaken

Proofreading: Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (The MIT Press, 2013); Alice Thoms Vitale, Leaves: In Myth, Magic & Medicine (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997); Jack Kramer, Women of Flowers: A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996).
Copy-editing: Edwin Daniels, Sacred Medicine and the Art of JD Challenger (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997); Edwin Daniels, Wolf Walking (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997).

Writing & sub-editing: Getting Married in Northern Ireland bridal magazine.

Design: Company logos; business ads; promotional materials (samples available upon request).

Additional information

Based in: Dungannon, Co Tyrone
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Mobile: 07901 967 947