Editors’ and Proofreaders’ Alliance of Northern Ireland

Sheelagh Hughes

Trading as: Editorial Solutions Ireland Ltd
Based in: Belfast
Mobile: +44 (0)7718 317187
Professional memberships

Chartered Institute of Public Relations; fully qualified accountant member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy; Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland); Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)


BA (Hons) French/Spanish; Diploma in Management Accounting; NVQ Level 4 Periodical Journalism; Diploma of the Institute of Public Relations.

Training and professional development

NVQ Level 4 Periodical Journalism course.


French, Spanish.

Equipment and software

Full range of PC-based office equipment; MS Office 2010.


Twenty-five years as a writer and editor in Editorial Solutions Ireland Ltd, carrying out a wide range of editorial projects from copy-editing and managing the production of academic books to corporate journalism and plain English editing.


Books, corporate reports, research reports, magazines, websites, ezines, brochures.

Skills and services offered

Copywriting, corporate journalism, copy-editing, proofreading, plain English, bid writing.

Subject areas

Business, archaeology, tourism, health.


Corporate communications, particularly in the public sector; production of archaeology books; plain English editing of informational documents.

Clients include

Invest Northern Ireland, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Ulster University, Department of Health.

Examples of work undertaken
  • Copy-editing and publication management of academic archaeology books
  • Writing press releases, speeches and editorials relating to economic development and tourism
  • Copy-editing research and corporate reports
  • Editorial support for tender writing
  • Producing easy-read versions of health documents
Additional information

After working as an accountant for several years I switched from numbers to words and co-founded Belfast-based agency Editorial Solutions Ireland Ltd in 1997.

In 2015 I had my first book published: Illustrating the Past (ISBN: 978-0-9932315-1-3)

Trading as: Editorial Solutions Ireland Ltd
Based in: Belfast
Mobile: +44 (0)7718 317187