In the past I have worked for big UK publishers including Pan Macmillan, Oxford University Press and Harvill, but a lot of what I do these days is helping new authors shape their books, at the level of both sentence and story. The principles are same, whether it's fiction or non-fiction.
I also edit academic titles, and I make something of a speciality of working closely with authors whose first language is not English. My favourite editing treasure is a copy of 'Peasants and Prayers', a book about Norse Greenland, inscribed by the author to 'the best editor ever', with my name written in Norse runes.
- Full member AFEPI (Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland)
I have worked as a proofreader, copy editor, structural editor and project manager. I have an excellent eye for detail, but what I most enjoy is helping an author find their voice.
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