Michael Faulkner

Professional memberships

Advanced Professional Member, SfEP.
Member, Society of Authors.

Qualifications

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.

Experience

I have been writing for twelve years, with three books published (in 2006, 2009 and 2013); and editing since 2012.

Media

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
  • Editorial proofreading of law and business texts.

Subject areas

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

Specialisms

Crime fiction; literary fiction; legal documents.

Clients include

Bradt Travel Guides; Globe Business Publications; Blackstaff Press; Enough is Enough Publishing; Environmental Funders Network; Booklink.

Examples of work undertaken

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).

Additional information

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.

Based in: Belfast
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