Editors' and proofreaders' Alliance of Northern Ireland

Michael Faulkner

Based in: Belfast
Mobile: 07730 711677
Professional memberships

Advanced Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).
Member, Society of Authors.


LLB (Bachelor of Laws).

Training and professional development

Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (PTC).
Proofreading Problems (SfEP).
Mentoring programme (SfEP).

Equipment and software

PC; Microsoft Word; Adobe Acrobat.


I have had three books published (by Blackstaff Press, in 2006, 2009 and 2013), and have been editing full-time since 2012.


On-screen or hard copy.

Skills and services offered
  • Developmental editing of fiction for self-publishing authors;
  • Copy-editing and proofreading of fiction and non-fiction for publishers; and
  • Copy-editing of law books.
Subject areas

Literary and commercial fiction; law; business; biography; travel.


Crime fiction; literary fiction; legal documents.

Clients include

Globe Law and Business Ltd; Edward Elgar Publishing; Bradt Travel Guides; Blackstaff Press.

Examples of work undertaken

Smart Collaboration for In-house Legal Teams, Decarbonising Energy, Diversity in the Legal Profession, The Lawyer as Leader, Sustaining Profitability in a Disrupted Legal Market, Regulation, Ethics and Compliance in Law Firms, Setting Up a Family Office (Globe Law and Business Ltd); Methodologies of Law and Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing); Paint a Murder and Sculpt a Murder (Lily Ashton); A Friend in Deed and Silent Money (Glyn Harper); Chuck Life’s a Trip and Saving Jahan (Hans Joseph Fellmann); Communion of Saints, Hope Road and Father and Son (John Barlow); Halfway There and Halfway Home (Stef Nichols).

Additional information

I normally provide prospective 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.

Based in: Belfast
Mobile: 07730 711677