About Máire O'Dwyer and Perfectly Write

Perfectly Write is the business name of Máire O'Dwyer. I set up the business in 2013 and now specialise as a public sector, legal and technical copywriter and editor. I also undertake work in other fields. My qualifications and professional memberships are listed here.

Academic qualifications

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Computer Science, University College Dublin
  • Solicitor's Professional Qualification, Law Society of Ireland
  • Post-graduate Diploma in European Law, University College Dublin
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, University College Dublin
  • Plain English, Easy Read and instructional design qualifications

    • Writing Easy Read, Disability Equality Scotland, 2023

    • eLearning essentials: Instructional design, Professional Certificate, Newcastle University, 2020

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

    • Plain English business writing, Plain English Campaign, 2017

    Editing qualifications

    • Advanced copy-editing, Publishing Training Centre
    • Advanced PerfectIt, Cadman Training
    • Practical mark-up of PDFs, Chartered Institute of Editing & Proofreading
    • Book jackets and blurb writing, Publishing Ireland
    • Non-fiction editing, Publishing Ireland
    • Editing in Word, Publishing Training Centre
    • Copy-editing: Introduction, progress, mentoring, CIEP
    • Basic proofreading, Publishing Training Centre