About Máire O'Dwyer/Perfectly Write

I am a highly experienced editor and writer, with over 10 years' experience in the business. Previously I worked in the legal sector and in ICT. My specialisms are public sector/legal/technical copyediting, plain English editing, and copywriting, although I take on work in most fields, including health, business, etc. I have worked with major clients on large copywriting, plain English and editing projects both in Ireland and the EU. See below details of my qualifications and professional memberships as well as a sample client list.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders & Indexers of Ireland
  • Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • Plain International

Sample client list

Council of Europe, Law Reform Commission, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, Garda Síochána Inspectorate, University College Dublin, University of Galway, Health Service Executive, Mental Health Commission, Independent Review of Education NI, Care Alliance Ireland, Cambridge University Press

Academic qualifications

University College Dublin:
Bachelor of Civil Law
Post-Graduate Diploma in European Law
Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science
Law Society of Ireland:
Solicitor's Professional Qualification
Newcastle University:
Certificate in Instructional Design

Editing qualifications

Publishing Training Centre:
Advanced copy-editing, Editing in Word, Basic proofreading by distance learning
Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading:

Practical mark-up of PDFs; Copy-editing 1, 2 & 3: Introduction, Progress, Mentoring
Publishing Ireland:
Book jackets and blurb writing, Non-fiction editing

Plain English and Easy Read qualifications

Disability Equality Scotland:
Writing Easy Read, 2023

Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading:
Plain English for editors, 2020

Plain English Campaign:
Plain English business writing, 2017

Pricing and turnaround time


Copywriting: please contact me for a quote.

Copyediting: from €0.023 per word/€23 per 1,000 words.

Proofreading: from €0.018 per word/€18 per 1,000 words.

Price is based on a sample of the text.

Further information: levels of copy-editing

Factors that affect pricing

Pricing depends on a number factors including:
  • word count
  • subject matter complexity
  • level of editing required
  • turnaround time
  • quantity of technical terminology
  • number of tables and figures

Turnaround time

Turnaround time varies depending on your requirements and on availability. Large projects should be booked in advance to allow for scheduling. If possible, requests for fast turnaround will be accommodated.

Privacy policy

Control of data | Purpose and lawful bases | Who can access data  | Retention period  | Rights of individuals  | Cookies

Data controller

Máire O’Dwyer trading as Perfectly Write Editing & Training (Perfectly Write) is a data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation. The contact email addresses for Perfectly Write are perfectlywriteireland@gmail.com or editor@perfectlywrite.eu, and the telephone number is 086 319 1286.

Purpose and lawful bases

Perfectly Write retains and uses clients’ data for the purposes of providing editing, proofreading, writing, research and such other services as may be required (‘the services’). The lawful bases for holding and processing clients’ data are contract and/or consent. The data of suppliers and others may also be held or processed on occasion; the lawful bases for the holding or processing of such data are contract and/or consent.

Who can access data

Data can only be accessed by Máire O’Dwyer. Data is not shared with third parties, and is not transferred to third countries.

Retention period

Clients’ data is held for the duration of the service provision relationship, which in many cases is ongoing, and in any event data is held for six years. If Perfectly Write considers the service provision relationship to be still ongoing, data may be retained, even if communication is not of recent date. If a service provision relationship should be definitively ended, the relevant data will be deleted. The data of suppliers and others will be held for six years. Consent to the holding of data may be withdrawn at any time.

Rights of individuals

Individuals may access their data on request. Individuals may withdraw consent to their data being held by the business at any time by contacting us via our contact form or via email or telephone. Individuals may lodge a complaint regarding data access with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner or other supervisory authority. Individuals also have rights to rectification.


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