Alicia McAuley

Professional memberships

Full Member, Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland).


MPhil Anglo-Irish Literature; BA (Hons) English Studies.

Training and professional development

Training for Trainers (SfEP), 2013; Brush Up Your Grammar (SfEP), 2012; Basic Proofreading (Distance Learning, PTC), 2005 (with distinction).


Irish (B2); French (C1); Hindi/Urdu (A2).

Equipment and software

iMac OS X; Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat); QuarkXpress; Microsoft Office.


Book editor and designer, Alicia McAuley Publishing Services, 2006-present;
EFL/ESOL teacher, various, 2011-present;
Editor/typesetter, Wordwell Books, 2005-6;
Editor/ghostwriter, Maverick House Publishers, 2005-6.


Books, journals, educational materials, government reports, magazines, online materials, audio/multimedia materials, theses & dissertations, ebooks.

Skills and services offered

Substantive editing, developmental editing, copy-editing, proofreading, manuscript assessment, indexing, editorial/production project management.

Book design and layout, typesetting, graphic design, ebook production/adaptation.

Subject areas

Education, language, literature, arts, history, local history, archaeology, travel, fiction, self-published material.


Education, especially ELT; Irish language.

I specialise in taking titles from unedited manuscript to print-ready PDF, including any combination of the services mentioned above.

Clients include

Cambridge University Press, Irish Pages, The Educational Company of Ireland, Ulster Historical Foundation, Booklink, Royal College of General Practitioners

Examples of work undertaken

Echoes of Dancing Feet (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2017); Wicklow Bound (Wordwell, 2016); Kid’s Box (Cambridge University Press, 2016); The Place I Call Home (Blackstaff Press, 2016); Fiàºntas Nua (The Educational Company of Ireland, 2016); EPIC Ireland: The Journey of a People (éditions du Signe, 2016); The Mater (Booklink, 2015); Compact First (Cambridge University Press, 2014); The Other Tongues: An Introduction to Writing in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Scots in Ulster and the West of Scotland (Irish Pages Ltd, 2014); Irish Pages (2010-16).

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Alicia McAuley

Based in: Belfast
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Telephone: +44 2895 810467

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