Advanced Professional Member, SfEP.
Member, Society of Authors.
LLB (Bachelor of Laws).
Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (PTC).
Proofreading Problems (SfEP).
Mentoring programme (SfEP).
PC; Microsoft Word; Adobe Acrobat.
I have been writing for twelve years, with three books published (in 2006, 2009 and 2013); and editing since 2012.
On-screen or hard copy.
Literary and commercial fiction; law; business; biography; travel.
Crime fiction; literary fiction; legal documents.
Bradt Travel Guides; Globe Business Publications; Blackstaff Press; Enough is Enough Publishing; Environmental Funders Network; Booklink.
A Song in My Heart by Alrene Hughes (Blackstaff Press Ltd); The Church of Ireland (Booklink); Recruiting and Retaining Lawyers (Globe Law and Business.); The Peloponnese (Bradt Travel Guides Ltd); Broken Promises, Shattered Dreams (Enough is Enough Publishing Ltd); Father and Son by John Barlow; Passionate Collaboration (Environmental Funders Network).
I normally provide clients with a free sample edit of at least 1,000 words. This gives us an idea of the level of intervention required/desired; tells me how long the project is likely to take and therefore how much to quote; and, most importantly, allows the client to decide if I am a good fit as his or her editor!
As a lawyer and published author I am accustomed to meeting deadlines and following a brief, and aim to provide clients with a fast, friendly turnaround at reasonable rates.
If my diary is full and I cannot take on a particular job, I am happy to find a qualified, competent professional who is available.