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Sally Vince

Sally Vince - Editor

Ireland and the UK

I have been an editorial freelancer for 30 years (and still love being one). I aim to help authors polish their ms, leaving it as THEIR ms.

Overview

I have been working as an editorial freelancer for nearly thirty years, for publishers, businesses and direct with authors. I offer editing (developmental/substantive), copy-editing and proofreading). I love working direct with authors - self-publishers or those polishing their manuscripts for agents and traditional publishers - and I like to build a relationship where you feel comfortable asking questions and bouncing ideas off me. I never lose sight of the fact that the book is YOURS and any suggestions I make will be just that (although there will always be a good reason for them).

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Romance Science Fiction Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Computers & Internet Economics Education & Reference Publishing Social & Behavioral Sciences Technology

Work experience

Freelance editor and proofreader

Self-employed

September, 1986 – Present (over 30 years)

I have worked as an editorial freelancer for publishers and businesses for nearly thirty years in Ireland and the UK. More recently I have also worked directly with authors preparing for self-publishing or for submission to an agent or traditional publisher. I offer developmental/substantive editing, copy-editing and proofreading, although the job often requires a combination of different types of editorial input.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Where to Ski & Snowboard 2015

Chris Gill, Dave Watts

Where to Ski and Snowboard 2015 is the only annually updated guide to ski resorts and includes over 1,100 resorts spanning Europe to North America. With over 550 colour graphics and 150 panoramic mountain maps, this practical guide makes for an accessible and engaging read.

Where to Ski and Snowboard 2015 is the only annually updated guide to ski resorts and includes over 1,100 resorts spanning Europe to North America. With over 550 colour graphics and 150 panoramic mountain maps, this practical guide makes for an accessible and engaging read.

The House

A. O'Connor

Can a house keep secrets? 1840’s – When Lord Edward Armstrong builds the house for his bride, Anna, the family is at the climax of its power. But its world is threatened when no heir is born. Anna could restore their fortunes, but it would mean the ultimate betrayal. Then the Great Famine grips the country. 1910s – Clara finds life as lady of the manor is not what she expected when she married... read more

Can a house keep secrets? 1840’s – When Lord Edward Armstrong builds the house for his bride, Anna, the family is at the climax of its power. But its world is threatened when no heir is born. Anna could restore their fortunes, but it would mean the ultimate betrayal. Then the Great Famine grips the country. 1910s – Clara finds life as lady of the manor is not what she expected when she married... read more

The Last Goodbye

Caroline Finnerty

Sometimes the decisions we make can last a lifetime . . . and sometimes we cannot shake off the shackles of decisions made by others in the past. Kate Flynn has spent her whole life running away. She reckons the best decision she ever made was to leave Ireland the day after she finished school. Having seldom returned since, she would be perfectly happy if she never had to go back there. She is... read more

Sometimes the decisions we make can last a lifetime . . . and sometimes we cannot shake off the shackles of decisions made by others in the past. Kate Flynn has spent her whole life running away. She reckons the best decision she ever made was to leave Ireland the day after she finished school. Having seldom returned since, she would be perfectly happy if she never had to go back there. She is... read more

365 Social Media Tips: Master Social Media One Day At A Time (1)

Lorna Sixsmith, Amanda Webb

Master social media one day at a time by implementing one tip each day. Improve your LinkedIn profile and your email marketing, your blogging, your usage of Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest, and learn how to use various tools to improve your effectiveness and time management. Lorna Sixsmith and Amanda Webb use a common sense approach when it comes to social media management. All of th... read more

Master social media one day at a time by implementing one tip each day. Improve your LinkedIn profile and your email marketing, your blogging, your usage of Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Pinterest, and learn how to use various tools to improve your effectiveness and time management. Lorna Sixsmith and Amanda Webb use a common sense approach when it comes to social media management. All of th... read more

The Other Side of Wonderful

Caroline Grace-Cassidy

Cara Byrne has moved on. It's not that she's been hiding her deep dark past - it's just that no one has ever asked. She is now placed in her dream job as hospitality manager in a wonderful old-world hotel, The Moritz and all she wants is a quiet life. Once bitten twice shy, she's promised herself that romance is out. But promises are made to be broken. Sandra is the head receptionist at the ho... read more

Cara Byrne has moved on. It's not that she's been hiding her deep dark past - it's just that no one has ever asked. She is now placed in her dream job as hospitality manager in a wonderful old-world hotel, The Moritz and all she wants is a quiet life. Once bitten twice shy, she's promised herself that romance is out. But promises are made to be broken. Sandra is the head receptionist at the ho... read more

Tyringham Park: A Novel

Rosemary McLoughlin

The country estate of Tyringham Park is the epitomeof wealth and privilege. Home to the Blackshaws, it finds itself the backdrop to tragedy. It is a beautiful day in 1917, and Tyringham Park is in an uproar after Victoria Blackshaw, an innocent toddler, disappears without a trace. The feverish search for Victoria soon uncovers jealousies and deceits that both the upstairs and downstairs inhabi... read more

The country estate of Tyringham Park is the epitomeof wealth and privilege. Home to the Blackshaws, it finds itself the backdrop to tragedy. It is a beautiful day in 1917, and Tyringham Park is in an uproar after Victoria Blackshaw, an innocent toddler, disappears without a trace. The feverish search for Victoria soon uncovers jealousies and deceits that both the upstairs and downstairs inhabi... read more

The Children of Lir

In a Nutshell

The four children of King Lir are happy when their father marries again. Aoife, their new stepmother is very kind to them. But in her heart she is jealous of the children and uses her secret magic powers to cast a spell on them, changing them from children into swans. They spend long years on lonely lakes and frozen seas, until one day the spell is broken and they are human again. Though every... read more

The four children of King Lir are happy when their father marries again. Aoife, their new stepmother is very kind to them. But in her heart she is jealous of the children and uses her secret magic powers to cast a spell on them, changing them from children into swans. They spend long years on lonely lakes and frozen seas, until one day the spell is broken and they are human again. Though every... read more

All I Want for Christmas

Caroline Finnerty, Pauline Lawless, Emma Hannigan, Martina Devlin, Claire Allan, Caroline Grace-Cassidy, Geraldine O'Neill, A. O'Connor, Rosemary McLoughlin, Claudia Carroll

All I Want for Christmas is a collection of heart warming short stories written by some of Ireland’s bestselling authors, all of whom are donating their royalties to Barnardos. Some of Ireland’s top women fiction writers come together in this collection of humourous, witty, sad, charming and poignant stories to ensure there is a great read for everyone. It is a super stocking filler, Christmas... read more

All I Want for Christmas is a collection of heart warming short stories written by some of Ireland’s bestselling authors, all of whom are donating their royalties to Barnardos. Some of Ireland’s top women fiction writers come together in this collection of humourous, witty, sad, charming and poignant stories to ensure there is a great read for everyone. It is a super stocking filler, Christmas... read more

The First Time I Said Goodbye

Claire Allan

Would you hold on tighter if you knew you were saying goodbye forever? In 1959, factory girl Stella Hegarty finds herself falling unexpectedly for the charms of a handsome US marine based in Derry.Caught up in a whirlwind of romance, Stella finds herself planning a new life in America with her beloved Ray.But when tragedy steps in, both their lives are thrown into turmoil and they come to real... read more

Would you hold on tighter if you knew you were saying goodbye forever? In 1959, factory girl Stella Hegarty finds herself falling unexpectedly for the charms of a handsome US marine based in Derry.Caught up in a whirlwind of romance, Stella finds herself planning a new life in America with her beloved Ray.But when tragedy steps in, both their lives are thrown into turmoil and they come to real... read more

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