Entry-Level Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP); Full Member, Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland)
BA English (1992)
Certificate in Book Publishing, New York University, 1997
Macintosh; HP 7520 all-in-one printer, scanner & copier; BT Infinity broadband; Microsoft Office 2011; Adobe Creative Cloud; Dropbox (file transfer system).
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.
Books, magazines & newspapers.
Copy-editing and proofreading; project editing; manuscript critique; Americanization; feature writing and research; ad & promotional design.
Fiction (adult and young adult), except science fiction and fantasy; Non-fiction; Craft and hobby; Cooking
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.
Red Dot Publications.
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).