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Sinead Fitzgibbon

Sinead Fitzgibbon - Editor

Windsor, United Kingdom

I am a qualified copy editor, proofreader and manuscript appraiser, with four years' experience in the industry.

Overview

I am a fully-qualified freelance editor, with over four years' experience working with indie authors in a variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Feedback from my clients has been universally positive, and I enjoy a high degree of client loyalty and repeat custom.

I also have a strong connections to other aspects of the literary world, being an author with five books published by HarperCollins. In addition, I work extensively as a freelance literary critic, with reviews printed in a variety of high-profile literary journals and national newspapers.

Services
Fiction
Historical Fiction Short Story Themes & Motifs Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Calendars Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing History Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • Proofreading and Copy Editing Certificate

Work experience

Writer for the 'History In An Hour' series

Published by HarperCollins

October, 2012 – November, 2013 (about 1 year)

I have written five well-received books for the bestselling 'History In An Hour' series, covering a range of historical topics.

Freelance Proofreader and Copy Editor

Freelance

January, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

During my four years as a freelance editor, I have worked extensively with indie authors, helping to bring novels, short story collections, and non-fiction books (in a variety of genres) to publication.

Testimonials:

“I used Sinead’s services as a proofreader to read over my first novel, My Brother the Enemy, which is about 30,000 words long. What initially amazed me was the speed of the turnaround – the whole thing was thoroughly proofread and returned to me in no time at all. However much you read and re-read your own work, it is impossible to pick up on every error. What surprised me was how many errors there were, all of which were picked up by Sinead. Her corrections and the explanations for those corrections are very useful for a writer not just for the work in progress but for future work and one’s development as a writer. The suggestions and amendments also were spot on, and showed that she understood what I was trying to achieve as a writer. At the end of the process, I felt the novel was a much tighter, and a more professional piece of work. I was very pleased to have found Sinead and would highly recommend.” Rupert Colley, Novelist and Founder of History In An Hour

“A big, big THANK YOU to Sinead Fitzgibbon for putting in life-crushing days of work to make the Walking With Angels manuscript ready for printing. If anyone ever wants a great editor/proofreader look no further. Sinead is both the steady rock and the tenacious ratter of inconsistency.” Melanie Gow, Artist and Author of the Walking With Angels photobook. (via Twitter).

Freelance Literary Critic

Freelance

January, 2011 – Present (almost 6 years)

I regularly write literary criticism for a number of quality publications. My reviews have appeared in newspapers, literary and political journals and magazines, and review sites - including The Australian national newspaper, LA Review of Books' Marginalia Review, Books Ireland magazine, Jewish Quarterly, Gorse (a new Dublin-based literary journal, and the US-based bookbrowse.com.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

JFK: History in an Hour

Sinead Fitzgibbon

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America’s youngest President, was assassinated barely one thousand days into his Presidency. In the fiftieth anniversary of his death, this is the story of the man who brought an aspirational new approach to American politics.Born into the glamorous cast of Kennedys, JFK was propelled to political success despite fa... read more

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America’s youngest President, was assassinated barely one thousand days into his Presidency. In the fiftieth anniversary of his death, this is the story of the man who brought an aspirational new approach to American politics.Born into the glamorous cast of Kennedys, JFK was propelled to political success despite fa... read more

Titanic: History in an Hour

Sinead Fitzgibbon

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago in 1912, and the subsequent deaths of over 1,500 passengers, sent shock waves around the world. Never before or since has a maritime disaster in a time of peace had such an impact.TITANIC: HISTORY IN AN HOUR is an entertaining and well researched account of the events leading up to the sinking of thi... read more

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago in 1912, and the subsequent deaths of over 1,500 passengers, sent shock waves around the world. Never before or since has a maritime disaster in a time of peace had such an impact.TITANIC: HISTORY IN AN HOUR is an entertaining and well researched account of the events leading up to the sinking of thi... read more

The Gunpowder Plot: History in an Hour

Sinead Fitzgibbon

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.‘Remember, remember, the fifth of November’. The gunpowder plot is a famed tale of treachery that continues to fascinate and capture the imagination four hundred years on.The Gunpowder Plot in an Hour reveals the elaborate background to the infamous plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and James I, the ultimate act of treason. This comp... read more

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.‘Remember, remember, the fifth of November’. The gunpowder plot is a famed tale of treachery that continues to fascinate and capture the imagination four hundred years on.The Gunpowder Plot in an Hour reveals the elaborate background to the infamous plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and James I, the ultimate act of treason. This comp... read more

The Queen: History in an Hour

Sinead Fitzgibbon

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Elizabeth II is the longest lived and, after Queen Victoria, second longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. From her coronation in 1953 to her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II has stood on the world stage as the figurehead for Britain.The Queen: History in an Hour tells the story of the Queen Elizabeth II’s life and long ... read more

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.Elizabeth II is the longest lived and, after Queen Victoria, second longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. From her coronation in 1953 to her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II has stood on the world stage as the figurehead for Britain.The Queen: History in an Hour tells the story of the Queen Elizabeth II’s life and long ... read more

A Short History of London

Sinead Fitzgibbon

Over the centuries, many of the world’s most celebrated writers have chronicled the life and times of the world’s first great metropolis – that remarkable city we call London. From the Roman historian, Tacitus, to the diarist Samuel Pepys, to Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, these luminaries of the literary world have all, in their own unique way, contributed to the va... read more

Over the centuries, many of the world’s most celebrated writers have chronicled the life and times of the world’s first great metropolis – that remarkable city we call London. From the Roman historian, Tacitus, to the diarist Samuel Pepys, to Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle, these luminaries of the literary world have all, in their own unique way, contributed to the va... read more

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