Editors' and proofreaders' Alliance of Northern Ireland

Victoria Woodside

Trading as: ProofreaderNI
Based in: Ballyclare
Mobile: +44 (0)7979 434500
Professional memberships

Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP); Member, and currently Secretary, of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland)


BSc Psychology (2:1) 2003; Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Pass) 2006.

Training and professional development

Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning (PTC), 2013; Using Language with Fergal Tobin (Publishing Ireland), 2013; SfEP Annual Conference, 2014; Copy-editing 1: Introduction (SfEP), 2014; Core Copy-editing Skills (PTC), 2015; Editing in Word (PTC), 2015; Advanced Proofreading (PTC), 2015; Advanced Copy-Editing (PTC), 2015.

Equipment and software

PC; Microsoft Word 13; Microsoft Office; Adobe Acrobat; iPad; scanner, printer, copier; broadband.


Freelance proofreader since 2013. Previously I worked in mental health.


Books; educational materials; business reports/documents; websites; theses.

Skills and services offered

Proofreading; copy-editing.

Subject areas

Fiction; non-fiction.


Mental health; psychology.

Clients include

Local businesses; self-publishing authors; students.

Examples of work undertaken

Fiction: Felicity McCall, Infectious Monogamy, Boy Detox and Other Exam Meltdowns (2014); Amna K. Boheim, The Silent Children (2015); Nick Cann, Come Home, Harry String (forthcoming, 2016); Elaine Perry & Deborah Court, Depressing Black Dogs and the Quest for Botanical Blues-Busters (2015); Kira Kenley, Adam’s Apple (forthcoming, 2015).

Non-fiction: Anne Tannahill, Publishing for Success, 2nd ed. (NIPR, 2014); Nollaig McSweeney, Meeting Grief with Mindfulness and Compassion (2014); Barbara M. Webb, South America: A New Rhythm to Life (2015); Tom Darcy, Waiting for The Sheriff (forthcoming, 2015).

Additional information
Trading as: ProofreaderNI
Based in: Ballyclare
Mobile: +44 (0)7979 434500