Helping you through the publishing process

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Over 16 Years' Experience Working in the
Publishing Industry:

Merlin Publishing/Wolfhound Press, Dublin
(2002 – 2009)
Editorial Director
• Analysing market trends, identifying authors and commissioning books, resulting in 9 bestsellers in 3 years.
• Project managing the publication of over 135 books, from issuing contracts to print buying and meeting tight deadlines.
• Building relationships with over 170 authors.
• In-depth structural editing of over 40 books, from true crime
to children’s.
• Overseeing editorial/production budgets. Reducing costs
by approx 25 per cent across Merlin/Wolfhound lists.
• Speaking at industry seminars, writers’ groups and launches.

Folens Publishers/Blackwater Press, Dublin
Managing Editor
• Project managing teams to produce 100 magazines and 8 Christmas Annuals every year, meeting tight deadlines and budget constraints.
• Structural editing of textbooks, adhering to curriculum guidelines.
• Commissioning, and contributing to, magazines, posters and
an audio series.
• Editorial presentations at launches and promotion nights.
• Editing children’s books and assessing unsolicited manuscripts.

Lafferty Publications, Dublin
(Summer 1998)
Sales Executive
• Researching key personnel in the financ industry.
• Meeting sales' targets.

The Spotlight, London
Assistant Editor
Project management of the Presenters’ directory.
• Copy-editing and proof-reading best-selling directory, Contacts.

Other Useful Experience:
• Director of Publishing Ireland (former).
• Speaker at the Arts Council Author/Editor Library Tour.
• Writing for newspaper supplements – The Irish Independent.
• Freelancing for Oxford University Press.

Postgraduate: University of Stirling, Scotland (1995-1996)
MPhil Publishing Studies
Graduate: University College Dublin, Ireland (1991-94)
BA (Hons) English & Classics

• ECDL Certificate 2010 – ICT & MS Office suite (PC & Mac).
• DTP: Quark – typesetting/photo section layouts
• DTP: Photoshop & Illustrator – cover design
• IACT Webmaster L1: Dreamweaver & Flash

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