Get your message across first time
My name is Sheila O'Kelly. I specialise in plain English and medical writing. This means I write and edit journals, magazines and corporate documents so that people can understand them first time.
Taking the headache out of long documents
- Long documents, created from your multiple contributors, edited for accuracy and style.
- Tables and graphs redesigned for consistency and design.
- Editing is done using plain English techniques (see www.NALA.ie; www.plainenglish.co.uk).
I specialise in streamlining long documents created by your different contributors. I knit the contributions together so that they are all written in plain English and adhere to your house style. This includes redesigning graphs and tables so that the style throughout the document is consistent.
Typical documents include:
• policy documents;
• annual reports; and
• five-year plans.
Medical meeting reports
I produce clear, comprehensive reports on technical medical meetings so that you can circulate the information to a wider audience. These reports make use of the speaker's address, include information from relevant PowerPoint slides and other relevant sources of information.
Writing and editing other publications
Do you want to make your:
- website content hit the mark;
- newsletter relevant;
- press releases riveting;
- letters professional;
- application forms easy to fill in;
- annual report readable;
- PR do its job?
Or perhaps you just need staff to understand
safety instructions; or you need longer,
more structured documents such as
policy statements, annual reports
or five-year plans.
As Amy Pilgrim Client Director, Fleishman-Hillard said:
“Sheila's expertise is in understanding an often complex
subject matter and the intended audience that she is
writing for, reporting the appropriate information in
a succinct and interesting way. Importantly, Sheila's
service is on-time, on-brief and without error."
I have also given one-day plain English training courses
to teach people how to transform documents like:
- annual reports;
- application forms
- consumer information;
- newsletters; and
- press releases.
Sheila O'Kelly is editor of Diabetes Ireland. She also writes health articles about cancer; asthma; epilepsy and other areas. She compiles and produces one-off,
customised, special supplements.
Irish Times - Internet search engines
Irish Times - A testing time for diabetics
Irish Times - Research cure
Irish Times - Worship your internet customers
Irish Times - When the juggling becomes too much
Irish Times - Business on Television
Diabetes Ireland - Ian Dempsey interview
Diabetes Ireland - Sporting hero
Diabetes Ireland - Kids on pumps
Diabetes Ireland Editorial
Diabetes Ireland Life Story
Cancer Professional - Harry Comber interview
Cancer Professional - Breast Check interview
Cancer Professional Editorial
Cancer Professional Interview