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Manuscript assessment, development (structural) edit and final proofread:
Scumbags and Handbags by Sinead Hamill (self-published, 2013).
Edited and proofread the following titles:
Belfast Days: A 1972 Teenage Diary by Eimear O'Callaghan (October 2014);
The Books that Define Ireland by Bryan Fanning and Tom Garvin (2013).
Belfast 1972. It's the bloodiest year of the Northern Irish 'Troubles' and sixteen-year-old Eimear O'Callaghan, a Catholic schoolgirl in West Belfast, bears witness in her new diary. What follows is a unique and touching perspective into the daily life of an ordinary teenager coming of age in extraordinary times. The immediacy of the diary entries are complemented with the author's mature refl... read more
This engaging and provocative work discusses over 50 books that have been instrumental in the development of Irish social and political thought since the early 17th century. Steering clear of traditionally canonical Irish literature, authors Bryan Fanning and Tom Garvin debate the significance of their chosen texts and explore the impact, reception, controversy, debates, and arguments that fol... read more
Two men, worlds apart, collide in this hilarious romp through ladies football. When Dublin toe rag Robbie King gets sentenced to community service at an affluent G.A.A club, his politically incorrect gob takes a lot of getting used to. Tommy Boylan was the greatest Gaelic footballer to come out of Dublin. A moment of madness twenty years ago destroyed his career. Now he's back and yearning for... read more
Since his death in 1989, it has become difficult to imagine that Samuel Beckett was once a virtually unknown writer. Born in 1906 into a respectable middle-class family in a Dublin suburb, he came late to fame in the early 1950s with the ground-breaking play, Waiting for Godot. Since Godot, Beckett's writings have been translated, published, and staged throughout the world. This highly accessi... read more
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Copyeditor and proofreader formerly at Random House and Penguin, specializing in novels and short stories for adult and young readers.
Proofreader and copyeditor with experience at St. Martin's Press and Penguin Random House. I love modern memoirs about wild adventures.