[email rachel at irish academic editing dot ie]


Photo of Dr Rachel Finnegan, by John PowerMy name is Dr Rachel Finnegan. I am a qualified proofreader and copy-editor with extensive experience in academic editing and editorial training.

I have an academic background in classics and, after studying for two years at the British School at Athens, I worked for 23 years in the Irish higher education system. I was an educational administrator at the Royal Irish Academy (1992 – 1995) and a lecturer in Humanities at Waterford Institute of Technology (1995 – 2014).

I am also a published author of five academic books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

This background has given me a specialised knowledge of grammar, syntax and clarity in academic writing.

Professional qualifications:

Professional affiliations:

  • SfEP, Intermediate Member
  • AFEPI, Full Member

Academic qualifications:

  • Certificate in Irish Archaeology, University College Cork (1995)
  • PhD in Classics, Maynooth University (1991)
  • BA (Hons) in Classics, Trinity College Dublin (1986)


  • proofreading, copy-editing, editing and structural editing
  • academic writing
  • editorial training