Hi, I’m Gráinne Treanor ...

Courses completed include...



… and I am a professional editor and proofreader based in Ireland but working for clients worldwide.

I studied at the Mater Dei Institute of Education (now the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education (MDCCE), Dublin City University) and at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. I obtained my primary degree in 1993 (1st class honours) and my master’s degree in 2000. I completed my PhD at St Patrick’s College in 2003. My master’s thesis was on ethics at the end of life and my PhD thesis was on prospects for a universal ethic.

I worked as a teacher of religious studies at second level (in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) for six years in the 1990s before entering the higher education sector, lecturing in medical ethics at Trinity College, Dublin (2000–2001) and moral theology at the Mater Dei Institute (2000–2005).

During my time at the Mater Dei Institute, I lectured in moral theology and supervised and marked essays, undergraduate research papers and postgraduate theses. I also supervised students during placement as part of their Initial Teacher Education (ITE).

I took a break from paid employment during my children’s pre-school years. Since 2013, I have been working from home as a professional proofreader and editor.

I have completed courses in proofreading and copyediting with the Publishing Training Centre, London (PTC) and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), which is now the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP).

I am a full member of the Association of Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI) and an Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP.

When I am not editing or proofreading, I am kept busy in and around my rural west of Ireland home with my family and our three cats. I enjoy swimming, walking (usually with an audiobook or podcast for company), cycling. gardening and music.