Here is a list of resources, mostly in Ireland, for editors, proofreaders, indexers and writers. Links open in a new window.
Professional Organisations & Recommended Editorial Training
Publishing Training Centre (PTC) Offers distance-learning courses in proofreading and copy-editing.
The CIEP also offers a wide range of training courses in editing, proofreading and freelancing skills.
The Society of Indexers offers training and workshops in indexing. You may also like to subscribe to the international scholarly journal The Indexer.
Agents in Northern Ireland
Appletree Press (gift and guidebooks for an international market).
Blackstaff Press (mostly non-fiction; some fiction and poetry).
Colourpoint Publishing Group (non-fiction; educational publisher; also caters for self-publishers).
Cottage Publications & Ballyhay Books (illustrated books about places around the UK; non-fiction).
Dog Ears (children’s books & apps publisher).
Emain Publications (children’s book publisher based in Armagh).
Guildhall Press (for community, voluntary and educational organisations. Non-fiction; some fiction and poetry).
Irish Pages (Journal of Contemporary Writing. Poetry, short fiction, essays, memoir).
Kazoo Publishing (professional publishing services for independent authors).
Lagan Press (literary fiction, poetry, drama).
Lapwing Publications (small poetry press).
Shanway Press (publish books and leaflets, calendars, annual reports etc.).
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (publish books about places and buildings of historical interest in NI).
Ulster Historical Foundation (publishes local and family histories).
Whittrick Press (independent NI publisher of new writing).
Other organisations & resources
Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI)
Children’s Books Ireland
Culture Northern Ireland
Irish Writers’ Centre
The John Hewitt Society
National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)
Northern Ireland Publications Resource (NIPR)
Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry (QUB)
Ulster Historical Foundation
Verbal Arts Centre