About Máire O'Dwyer and Perfectly Write

I am a professional editor and writer, with over 10 years' experience. Previously I worked in the legal sector and in the IT field for 15 years. See below for details of my qualifications and professional memberships, and 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

Law Reform Commission, Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, Cambridge University Press,  University of Galway, University College Dublin, University College Cork, Carlow Heritage Office, HSE, Mental Health Commission, Independent Review of Education NI, Care Alliance Ireland

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor of Civil Law (UCD)
  • Higher Diploma in European Law  (UCD)
  • Higher Diploma in Computer Science  (UCD)
  • Solicitor's Professional Qualification (Law Society of Ireland)
  • Certificate in Instructional Design (Newcastle University)

Editing qualifications

  • Advanced copy-editing; Editing in Word; Basic proofreading by distance learning (Publishing Training Centre)
  • Practical mark-up of PDFs; Copy-editing 1, 2 & 3: Introduction, Progress, Mentoring (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading)
  • Book jackets and blurb writing; Non-fiction editing (Publishing Ireland)

Plain English & Easy Read qualifications

  • Writing Easy Read
  • Plain English for editors
  • Plain English business writing

Pricing and turnaround time

Pricing: Please contact me for a free quote for your project.
Factors that affect pricing: Pricing depends on word count, complexity, level of editing required and turnaround time.  
Turnaround time varies depending on your requirements and on availability. If possible, I will accommodate requests for fast turnaround. Please book large projects in advance to allow for scheduling.

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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