What's My Story?
I have spent two decades working as an in-house editor for Irish and international book publishers, including Transworld Ireland (Penguin Random House), where I edited authors including Donal Ryan, Colm O’Regan, Hilary Fannin, Shane Connaughton, Conor O’Clery and Joe Duffy. In late 2017, I decided to set up my own freelance business, and Storyline Editorial Services was born.
I bring a unique and professional approach to every project I deal with – as you can see from these testimonials. I have worked with some of Ireland’s foremost writers in a wide range of genres, including literary fiction, crime fiction, humour, memoir, autobiography, biography, history, current affairs, social commentary, sport and business.
I am also a writer myself; my first novel, Light in the Head, was published by Poolbeg Press in 1999. Having taken a number of years away from writing to focus on the day job and raising a family, I am currently writing my second novel.
I have also provided courses for aspiring authors on creative writing, editing fiction and getting published, most prominently with the Irish Writers Centre. I am based in County Meath and have an MA in Film Studies from University College Dublin. I am a full member of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers (Ireland).
Brian Langan with Donal Ryan, award-winning author of The Spinning Heart