Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
Full Member, Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland)
BA English, Boston College (1992)
Practical Mark-up with PDFs (SfEP, 2017); Fiction Editing (Publishing Ireland, 2013); On-screen Editing (SfEP, 2013); Intro to Proofreading (SfEP, 2011); Intro to Web Editorial Skills (SfEP, 2011); Certificate in Book Publishing (New York University, 1997).
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 and web copy.
Copy-editing and proofreading; substantive editing; manuscript critique; Americanisation; feature writing and research; publication design and layout; logos; ad & promotional design.
Fiction (adult and young adult); Non-fiction; Craft and hobby; Cooking
I provide editorial services, including Americanisation of texts for US markets, independent writers and publishers. I specialise in cookbook editing and craft publications.
Red Dot Publications; self-published authors
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: Clare McKay, Nourish with Taste (self-published, 2020); The Railroad and the Art of Place (Center for Railroad Photography & Art, 2016); 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).