Editors’ and Proofreaders’ Alliance of Northern Ireland

Alexandra McKee

Alex McKee
Trading as: Word Works
Based in: Co. Tyrone, Ireland
Mobile: +44 (0)7901 967 947
Professional memberships

Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)
Full Member, Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland)


BA English, Boston College (1992)

Training and professional development

Practical Mark-up with PDFs (SfEP, 2017); Fiction Editing (Publishing Ireland, 2013); On-screen Editing (SfEP, 2013); Intro to Proofreading (SfEP, 2011); Intro to Web Editorial Skills (SfEP, 2011); Certificate in Book Publishing (New York University, 1997).




Freelance editor, proofreader, writer & designer since 2005. Managing Editor (1998); Editor (1997); Associate Editor (1996) at Stewart, Tabori & Chang (New York). Editorial Assistant at Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster (New York) 1993-1996.


Books, magazines, newspapers and web copy.

Skills and services offered

Copy-editing and proofreading; substantive editing; manuscript critique; Americanisation; feature writing and research; publication design and layout; logos; ad & promotional design.

Subject areas

Fiction (adult and young adult); Non-fiction; Craft and hobby; Cooking


I provide editorial services, including Americanisation of texts for US markets, independent writers and publishers. I specialise in cookbook editing and craft publications.

Clients include

Red Dot Publications; self-published authors

Examples of work undertaken

Proofreading: Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (The MIT Press, 2013); Alice Thoms Vitale, Leaves: In Myth, Magic & Medicine (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997); Jack Kramer, Women of Flowers: A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996).

Copy-editing: Clare McKay, Nourish with Taste (self-published, 2020); The Railroad and the Art of Place (Center for Railroad Photography & Art, 2016); Edwin Daniels, Sacred Medicine and the Art of JD Challenger (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997); Edwin Daniels, Wolf Walking (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997).

Writing & sub-editing: Getting Married in Northern Ireland bridal magazine.

Design: Company logos; business ads; promotional materials (samples available upon request).

Additional information
Alex McKee
Trading as: Word Works
Based in: Co. Tyrone, Ireland
Mobile: +44 (0)7901 967 947