I am a skilled editor with over 15 years' experience in the magazine publishing industry. I am available for freelance work in writing, editing and proofreading. Sub-editing copy for magazines, books, websites, leaflets, etc, and feature writing a specialty.
June 2006 – Present IMAGE Magazine Dublin, Ireland
As deputy editor, I work closely with the editor and other members of the editorial and production team, managing the pages to printer schedule, helping to come up with feature ideas, commissioning stories, arranging photo shoots and conducting editorial and picture research, as well as feature writing and sub-editing copy.
April 2001 – November 2005 Ashville Media Group Dublin, Ireland
As Editor of Maternity magazine, The Buyer’s Guide to Irish Art, Jurys Moments, Ashford and Dromoland, Ireland at Your Leisure and Welcome, among other titles, I worked on every aspect
of each publication, including compiling the features list, commissioning articles, writing, editing, overseeing the design and layout, planning the publication, working with the sales, design and production teams, press-passing where necessary and taking overall responsibility for the final product. As Ashville is a contract publisher, I also worked very closely with clients to ensure the products met their needs and the needs of their customers. I also served as point of reference for other editors at Ashville and worked closely with the directors on behalf of the editorial team and the clients. Maternity magazine received two PPA Ireland Awards during my time at Ashville – Customer Magazine of the Year in 2002 and Annual of the Year in 2005.
May – August 1999 She Magazine Australia Sydney, Australia
Production Editor, Contributing Writer and Copy-editor
Production editor for She magazine's Having A Baby issue; contributing writer and copy-editor for both She magazine and Having A Baby; writer for She magazine's monthly health page. She was published by international publishing group, Hearst Corporation.
October – November 1998 Bodywhys Dublin, Ireland
Performed some publicity work for the group, helped produce a fundraising packet and assisted in other aspects of public communication and awareness. Bodywhys offers support to people with eating disorders, their families and friends.
June – August 1996 John Brown Publishing London, UK
Editorial and photo research, writing, copy-editing and compiling information for five separate publications.
September 1995 – May 1996 Rhythm Magazine Boston, MA, USA
Editorial and Production Assistant
Worked on several aspects of each monthly issue, including feature and news writing, editorial research, advertising contact and copy-editing. The magazine now operates under the title