Following a twelve-year career as a full-time academic historian I decided to change path in mid-2015. As an author I have written three books on various themes around the history of crime and punishment. I decided to use my skills as a researcher and writer, combined with my expertise as an editor - for two years (2006 and 2007) of an international peer-reviewed journal - to enter the world of publishing as copy-editor and indexer. I became particularly interested in this field following the publication of my first non-fiction book in 2009.
As I ended my academic career I began re-training in skills such as indexing, editing and proofreading. I am most interested in copy-editing, however, and several manuscripts on which I have worked, are already in production. While I have mostly edited historical fiction and non-fiction, and crime, my interests are divers - for example, my most recent commission was a travel book set in India. I have also been working as an indexer, a skill in which I trained after being asked to index one of my own books. I have also been asked to provide proofreading and editing services to a number of business/administrative organizations here in Ireland.
For my portfolio I will upload images of the two most recent books I indexed.
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This book examines the Inebriate Reformatory system in Ireland, from its foundation in 1900 until its closure in 1920, and the three institutions charged with punishing or rehabilitating habitual drunkards: the State Inebriate Reformatory, the Certified Inebriate Reformatory, and the Voluntary Inebriate Retreat. This book offers a unique insight into the habitual inebriate offender class in Ir... read more
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I'm a bibliophile who has spent over thirty years in the field of book production, including design, copy editing, and manufacturing work.
Qualified editor and indexer well-versed in a wide range of subjects and genres including fiction, non-fiction, history, crime, and law.