Kennedy, Ruth

Having worked for 15 years in the publishing industry, I am skilled at copy-editing (hard copy and onscreen), proofreading, re-writing and typesetting, both non-fiction and fiction, for adults and children.

Contact details

Address:
Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide
Email:

Experience

In-house:
1999-2004: Managing and Commissioning Editor for legal and academic publisher in Ireland – lists included textbooks for tertiary education as well as books on law, business and mental health.
2004-2007: Managing and Commissioning Editor for educational and lifestyle publisher in Ireland – lists included textbooks for high school as well as books on mental health, philosophy and religion.
2007-2009: Publishing Manager for educational and lifestyle publisher in Ireland.
Freelance:
Freelance: 2009-present. Ongoing copy-editing, typesetting and management for academic publisher of medieval history; copy-editing, proofreading and typesetting for private clients, fiction and non-fiction; contract copy-editing and proofreading for local government.

Qualifications

BA Hons in English and French; post-graduate certificate in Editing from the Publishing Training Centre, UK; post-graduate certificate in TEFL.

Special skills

Academic editing, Desktop publishing, Onscreen editing, Periodical publications, Picture research, Publication production, Project management, Report writing, Wordprocessing, Writing and rewriting.

Areas of expertise

Alternative therapies and philosophies, Art and the arts, Biography, Business, Children’s books, Education and training, Environment, Equity issues, Ethics, Fiction, Government and administration, Health, History, Literature, Mental Health, Philosophy, Social sciences, Women’s studies.

Computer software capability

Windows:
Word, WordPerfect, InDesign, WordPerfect, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat.
Macintosh:
Word, WordPerfect, InDesign, WordPerfect, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat.

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Conferences

The 8th IPEd National Editors Conference, Advancing Our Profession, will be held in Brisbane from 13 to 15 September 2017.

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