We're your friendly experts in copywriting, editing, spinning, sorting, fixing, explaining and polishing all types of corporate content and documents.
With fizz in every phrase, Editorial Solutions provides the support that helps comms teams, marketers and publishers get their message out.
Big deadline? Snowed under? No time to write? If you're busy then we're the ones to call.

Mostly it's about a pair of versatile wordsmiths, Sheelagh Hughes and Michael Johnston, the owners and directors of Editorial Solutions (Ireland Ltd).

They have more years’ experience in providing editorial services than they’re admitting to, but one thing they do admit is that longevity is the name of their game.

Editorial Solutions has been working with words since 1997. What is the secret of our success? Is it the happy and loyal clients? Is it because the business is excellent at what it does? Is it because the directors are easy to work with?

Michael and Sheelagh couldn't possibly comment… except to say they are pleased their editorial services are always on hand to help you.

Beyond providing excellent editorial services the business can also call on a bank of partners and associates. So whatever additional support you might need to complete a project – graphic design, web design, photography – the answer is yes. Can do.

Sheelagh Hughes

BA (Hons), CIPFA, NVQ 4 Periodical Journalism, Dip IPR

Sheelagh leads on the editing and proofreading side of the business. As a published author, award-winning copyeditor and expert grammarian, Sheelagh will soon let you know if you end a sentence with a preposition. Up with this she might not put.

Away from the day job, Sheelagh is a fab musician. She can play four different instruments and has graced clubs, stages and theatres all over Ireland with her cover band, Conspiracy.

Member of:

  • CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations)
  • CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)
  • SfEP (Society for Freelance Editors and Proofreaders)
  • AFEPI (the Irish Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers)
  • EPANI (Editors and Proofreaders Association Northern Ireland)
Michael Johnston

BA (Hons), Post-grad Cert. Technical Communication, MISTC

Michael leads the copywriting and digital content side of the business. He is a qualified technical writer and has worked on several major websites for public bodies and for a range of private enterprises.

Off line, Michael loves Grand Designs and Amazing Spaces. He uses the TV programmes as inspiration for a not-nearly-as-grand yet not-quite-so-tiny property project at home. He's recently been on summer tours of Nairobi in Kenya and Bangalore in India with a musical charity.

Member of:

  • ISTC (Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators)
  • PLAIN (Plain English Association International)
  • SfEP (Society for Freelance Editors and Proofreaders)
  • AFEPI (the Irish Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers)
  • EPANI (Editors and Proofreaders Association Northern Ireland)

Over 100 organisations, businesses and brands on the island of Ireland have trusted their reputation to our editorial services.

We have ongoing work programmes with some of the country's most prominent comms teams and publishers as well as multi-sector experience spanning:

  • Tourism
  • Economic development, entrepreneurship and business
  • Health and education
  • Archaeology and geology

Feedback tells us that our clients see Editorial Solutions as a professional, available and responsive business that excels in writing and communication.

As acknowledged editorial specialists Editorial Solutions (Ireland) Ltd is proud to have been called on for a variety of major corporate editorial projects. They include:

  • Delivering editorial support contracts for some of the top public agencies in the country
  • Collating style guides for several large public bodies
  • Developing an 'easy access' style of writing (akin to plain English) for public facing health documents
  • Editing, copy-editing and managing the full production and publication of 22 books
  • Delivering training in plain English editing, proofreading, copywriting and web writing

Sheelagh was part of a team that produced the award-winning archaeology book Harnessing the Tides while Michael's work on Ezine Ireland has earned a 'Best Newsletter' in the Information Campaign Awards organised by the Italian Tourism Press Association.

It's what you'd expect – everything editorial.

From press releases, thought pieces, journal features and digital content to speeches, books, marketing collateral and more, we use a mix of editorial, journalistic and marketing techniques and skills to communicate your message.

Every organisation, business and brand has a message to share. As experienced corporate journalists we can deliver the angles, the story, the word count and the format to get your message to any print or online outlet.

Call us for:

  • Press releases and feature articles
  • Stakeholder magazines and newsletters
  • Speechwriting and opinion pieces for CEOs, chairs and MLAs
  • Blogs and ezines
  • Case studies and white papers

Attention seeking? Of course you are – that's how you sell your product, service or cause. Our creative copy will help you push your audience's buttons and get the results you need.

Call us for:

  • Sales and marketing copy
  • Online content
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Blogs
  • Bid writing

Sharply edited and consistent documents are easy to read and make real impact. As skilled editors and proofreaders we can make sure your document is clean, well presented and meets your audience's needs.

Call us for:

  • Annual reports and corporate literature
  • Books and journals
  • Research reports

Our plain English service delivers text that is active, easy to understand and user friendly. Your readers will understand clearly what you're saying. And they'll love you.

Call us for:

  • Medical and health documents
  • Educational and training material
  • Instructional and technical documents

We charge a fair day's pay for a fair day's work.

Our various professional bodies provide us with guidance on hourly rates for editorial services work. We go by these.

The ultimate cost to you will depend on the variables – mainly the word count and the time required to complete the project. But cost may also be affected by:

  • The amount of research we have to do
  • Additional expenses like project management, couriers, travel or design
  • The format and condition your draft is in, if you have one.

Email us a brief description of your project and we can quickly return a ball park estimate. Or send us a full description and we can return a detailed quotation and completion timeline.