I have been an independent editor since 2004, and before that I spent six years in-house working for publishers. My clients are in Ireland, the UK, Continental Europe and the USA. As an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and a full member of the Association for Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers, Ireland (AFEPI Ireland), I follow professional codes of practice and am happy to provide references. Your book will be in safe hands.

Professional Memberships

Education and Continuing Professional Development

  • Rewriting and Substantive Editing (Publishing Training Centre), 2016

  • Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning, Merit (Publishing Training Centre), 2014

  • InDesign CS5, Levels 1 and 2 (New Horizons), 2011

  • Onscreen Editing, Part II (SfEP), 2009

  • Onscreen Editing, Part I (SfEP), 2008

  • Negotiation Skills (Publishing Training Centre), 2003

  • Advanced Feature Writing (National Union of Journalists), 2001

  • Introduction to Indexing (Publishing Training Centre), 2001

  • Introduction to Copyediting (Publishing Training Centre), 2001

  • Introduction to Journal Publishing (Publishing Training Centre), 2000

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Printing and Publishing (London College of Printing), 1998

  • BA (Hons), Two Subject Moderatorship in English and French (Trinity College Dublin), 1995


  • December 2004–present, The Little Red Pen

  • June 2000–September 2004, Senior Production Editor, Routledge (Taylor & Francis Books Ltd)

  • July 1999–June 2000, Production Editor, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

  • September 1997–December 2001, Greencard Magazine, Paris