About Dingle Publishing
Siobhán has a Master of Arts with Distinction in Publishing from the University of Plymouth and an honours degree in English from University College Dublin. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) in the UK and is a Full Member of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers of Ireland (AFEPI Ireland).
In 2020 Siobhán was shortlisted for an International Excellence Award by the Association for Publishing Education UK for her research on bringing traditional publishing standards to independent authors. Siobhán was also invited to speak as part of the research showcase at the London Book Fair Insights Seminars at The Olympia in London.
Siobhán’s Self-Publishing for Independent Authors Workshops have become popular and she is due to present the workshop online as part of Dingle Literary Festival 2020. Tá na ceardlann sin le fáil do scríbhneoirí Gaeilge leis agus tá comhlairle agus sonraí faoi deontaisí atá le fáil do scríbhneoirí Gaeilge san áireamh.
Siobhán is deeply embedded in the community and culture of the Dingle Peninsula, where she is based. In 2019 she was instrumental in starting up the first literary festival on the peninsula, Dingle Lit, which opened to huge success in November 2019, featuring authors such as Fintan O’Toole, Hugo Hamilton and Maidhc Dainín Ó’Sé. She volunteers with Féile na Bealtaine, which is one of Ireland’s largest arts festivals that runs over five days at the beginning of May every year.
She is a fluent Irish speaker and her children have been raised with Irish as their first language.
“Siobhán is a highly experienced publishing professional offering the full suite of services for authors and publishers alike. It was a pleasure to work with her on a recent project and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, and look forward to working with her again.”
Conor Graham, Publisher, Irish Academic Press