How can I help?

I offer skilled editorial support – tailored to your writing and publishing needs – to help you communicate clearly and accurately with your readers.


What I do


I offer on-screen proofreading using Word, PDF and PowerPoint, and work on hard copy using BSI mark-up symbols. I also use Futureproofs. I particularly enjoy proofreading for publishers, though I am happy to proofread for other types of client too.


I edit non-fiction texts using Word’s track changes, comments and styles. I also edit in PowerPoint. In recent years I have developed a strong interest in copyediting for publishers and can use copyediting tags/codes where required.


I do other types of work at the request of clients if my schedule permits. These include transcription (for example, of focus group and one-to-one interviews) and writing. I do NOT offer a whole publishing/book production service for self-publishing authors, preferring to focus on the language aspects of editing and proofreading when  manuscripts are nearing completion.


What people say

There are excellent proofreaders and editors and then there are outstanding proofreaders and editors. Having employed the services of Dr Gráinne Treanor in the recent past, I have no reservation in stating that the work of Dr Treanor can clearly be categorised as the latter.
Dr Caroline Renehan
Former Head of Religious Education, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University (DCU)
Gráinne was an absolute joy to work with. She guided me seamlessly through the process of editing my first book, acting constantly as a reassuring critical friend and providing brilliant timely feedback, suggestions and ideas about how we could work collaboratively to improve the book. Not only that, but her care and attention to the specific content and topic of the book made sure that it is the very best version of itself it could be. I would love to work with Gráinne again on future projects, knowing that my work was in the very safest pair of hands.
Amy Staniforth
Teacher and author
Getting Gráinne to proofread my work was a godsend. The whole process was very easy and Gráinne was lovely to deal with. She is friendly, professional and efficient and I would highly recommend her services.
Maria Mc Mahon
EdD student, University of Lincoln

About my work




Anyone who writes and/or publishes will benefit from the work of a good editor or proofreader.

I use my attention to detail, thoroughness, language skills and in-depth knowledge of the editing and proofreading processes to help my clients make the most of what they are writing or to assist publishers in doing so on behalf of their authors.

 I nurture a collaborative relationship with clients, offering a supportive and constructive service to bring out the best in their work.