Academic Qualifications

Master of Poetry Studies, First Class Hons, DCU

Diploma in Library & Information Studies, 2.1, UCD

BA Mod Hons (French & English), First Class Hons with Distinction, TCD

Training in Editing / CPD

Digital Events Training for Children’s Artists, Children’s Books Ireland, September 2020

Editing Your Novel: The Finishing Touches, with Brian Langan, IWC, September 2020

Sustaining a Flourishing Writing Practice, with Anne Tannam, IWC, April 2020

How to Lead a Workshop for Writers, with Lynn Buckle, Irish Writers Centre, July 2019

Advanced Copy-editing with Margaret Aherne, The Publishing Training Centre, April 2019

Writing and Editing for the Web, The Publishing Training Centre, November 2016

Certificate in Desktop Publishing, Griffith College, Dublin 8, 2016 (distinction)

Book Design, Publishing Ireland, 2015

Onscreen editing with Microsoft Word, 2014

Clé Grammar for Editors, 2007

In-house experience with The Lilliput Press, 1994-7

In-house training as an abstract writer for The H.W. Wilson Company, a leading reference publisher, 1993


  • Hibernian Writers’ Group
  • Irish Writers’ Centre. Professional member and on mentoring panel
  • Pepperpot Haibun Group
  • Children’s Books Ireland. I review for Inis and CBI’s Reading Guide, and was Poetry Section Editor the 2016 Reading Guide
  • Irish Writers’ Union
  • Association of Freelance Editors Proofreaders and Indexers (AFEPI). Full member since 1997.


Trinity Guildhall Grade 4 in Music Theory, with distinction, 2010

City and Guilds Diploma in Creative Studies, 2007

City and Guilds Certificate in Creative Studies, 2005

Bord Fáilte Certification as a National Tour Guide, francophone, 1992