Anna Benn

Writer, Copy Editor and Proofreader


As an associate member of the Association of Freelance Editors and Proofreaders of Ireland (AFEPI), I have 7+ years of experience in the fields of publishing, content writing, blogging, copy editing and proofreading. I have worked in various roles, ranging from freelancer to project manager. I am creative and dynamic, with excellent written communication skills in English and Spanish, and committed to producing high-quality content with quick turnaround. I have experience writing on a diverse range of subject matter, including travel, literature, language learning, fintech, investment, cryptocurrency, and edge computing.

All clients I have worked with so far have been very happy with the quality and timeliness of my writing, which has ranged from blog articles, whitepapers, book reviews, press releases, events programmes and social media posts. In addition to writing to improve your website's SEO, I can write engagingly and with authority about a wide range of subjects, while adopting which voice or tone is appropriate to your specific project.

In addition to copy editing and proofreading, I also offer in-depth developmental editing services, which include fact-checking and working with the author to rearrange sentence structure, rephrase awkward wording and generally ensure the narrative structure of the writing is engaging for English-language readership. I have expertise with both UK and US grammar and spelling styles, and can adapt to clients' house styles easily. Having worked with fiction books as well as nonfiction, I am conscious of working around an author's particular style or colloquial use of language. I am also comfortable copy editing different styles of reference lists and bibliographies for academic books.

Everyone's Thinking It: Book Review

Fans of intrigue and drama at elite boarding schools, à la Gossip Girl, will find a lot to love in this thought-provoking exploration of race and racism, identity, and queerphobia, that is also a love letter to classic teen romcoms.

Review of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

On the surface, Noemí Taboada of Silvia Moreno-Garcia's latest novel Mexican Gothic makes for an unlikely Gothic heroine - she's practical, self-possessed, and with a hedonistic streak (she likes fancy clothes, parties, and driving around in convertibles).

Dublin Review of Books
A Sabbatical in Leipzig: Book Review

For Michael, the engineer protagonist of Adrian Duncan's new novel, lovers' entwined arms are a reminder of the connections of girders on a suspension bridge. For readers sated with sensitive literary heroes, Duncan's analytical and oblique approach to relationships could come as a relief.

Video Book
9 Gifts for Her: Meaningful Gifts for Birthdays, Anniversaries, and More

If you have a special lady in your life, you without a doubt want to make her feel valued and appreciated. So when birthdays, anniversaries and the holiday season roll around, you'll want to get her the perfect gift. While there are the time-honoured favourites of chocolates, jewellery and perfume, don't be afraid to think outside the box.

Video Book
VideoBook: A Personalised Gift for Friends and Family - Video Book

Have you ever been stuck for the perfect gift to give on a special occasion? Or looking for a quirky way to showcase your feelings for a loved one? Give them the perfect compilation of digital mementoes with VideoBook, an elegant, hand-bound photo book for showcasing your most meaningful photo and video memories.

5 Reasons Why a Photo Book Makes a Fantastic Gift - VideoBook

Most of us take so many photos that it's something we do almost automatically. We're so used to sharing our special moments on Instagram and Snapchat, that we forget how meaningful it is to sit down with a hardbound photo book.

The Irish Times
24 Hours Dublin: a long-term love affair condensed into a day

It was 2007 when I first came to Dublin, at the apex of the Celtic Tiger-fuelled age of optimism and prosperity. While I’d done some travelling before – through the United States, Canada, China and Russia – Dublin was my first experience of (technically) Europe, and I was stunned.

Plug and Play Tech Center
What is Edge Computing and How it Benefits Mobile Marketing

In the age of smartphones and the Internet of Things, we are online everywhere and all the time. Especially during these times of remote work and social distancing, it becomes imperative that our devices allow us to communicate reliably and in real-time.

Malawian Chamber of Commerce
ATTES: Bringing Growth and Skills Training to Malawian Businesses

Malawi, a small, landlocked country in the southeast of Africa, has historically had a very low level of development and industry. Without a coastline and with high rates of transport, the country does not have any key role as an international trade hub. However, Malawi has made remarkable strides in terms of economic and infrastructural development in recent years, with GDP growth projected to hit 4.5% in 2019.