I have been providing professional editorial services to publishers for nearly thirty years, and love being part of a book’s team, helping to transform it from draft to publication. I am based in Ireland, but work with publishers from both here and the UK.
Services I offer
I edit (and re-write if required), copy-edit and proofread (against copy or blind, using BSI proofreading symbols or the commenting tools on PDFs). I can create figure lists if needed and code the copy for typesetters. I am happy to liaise with authors. I will follow your style sheet and will always create a job-specific consistency sheet.
I work closely with in-house and freelance teams, keep to deadlines and offer solutions when difficulties arise.
Subjects I work on
I have worked for a range of publishers: academic (textbooks, journals and distance learning), general, specialist and fiction. I am able to work on a wide range of non-fiction subjects, in particular:
- Business studies
- Computer studies and information science
- Office studies
- Equine studies
- Companion animals
- History and local studies
- Subjects at Junior Certificate/GCSE, but not languages
- Subjects at Leaving Certificate/A’Level, but not languages
- Subjects at third level except languages, medicine and sciences
When working on fiction, I am happy to work with most genres in the English language.
Formats I work on
I can work on paper or on screen at any stage of the editorial process. I generally use Microsoft Word, using track changes and comments as necessary. When proofreading I can work on paper or on PDFs. I am an experienced computer user, have advanced qualifications in the Microsoft suite and am familiar with HTML and css.