The Person Behind Dot Your Eyes


My name is Gráinne Treanor. I studied at the Mater Dei Institute of Education (a college of Dublin City University) and at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. I obtained my primary degree at MDI in 1993 (1st Class Honours) and my Master’s degree in 2000. I completed my PhD at St Patrick’s College in 2003.

I worked as a teacher at second level for six years before entering the higher education sector, lecturing in medical ethics in the medical school at Trinity College, Dublin (2000–2001) and in moral theology at MDI (2000–2005). During my time at MDI, I 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 as a freelance proofreader and editor.

I have been a news editor and occasional journalist with Catholic Ireland since October 2016 (a role now shared with another editor), and have been working on a large academic project with the Retail Banking Academy  as part of its new postgraduate curriculum since July 2017. This entails working on a wide range of learning platforms including textbooks (using Word and PDF), PowerPoint presentations and e-learning.

I have completed courses in proofreading and copy-editing with the Publishing Training Centre, London (PTC) and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).*

I am a full member of AFEPI, the Association of Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers (in Ireland) and was upgraded to Advanced Professional Member of SfEP in May 2018.




*Courses completed:

Certificate in Basic Proofreading (PTC) (August 2013 to July 2014)

Copy-editing Skills (PTC) (October 2014)

On-screen Editing 1 (SfEP) (March 2015)

On-screen Editing 2 (SfEP) (March 2015)

Advanced Copy-Editing (PTC) (March 2015)

Writing and Editing for the Web (PTC) (November 2016)

Basic Editing by Distance Learning (PTC) (January 2016 to January 2017)

Practical Mark-up of PDFs (SfEP) (October 2017)


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