Former academic English teacher at Durham and Nottingham universities. Author. Over ten years of editing experience. BSc. PGCPSE (TESOL).
MA (Applied Linguistics).

Paul Buckle


Editing and Management


Author, editor, and English teacher. Over 20 years of third-level teaching and editing experience, including with the international journal JPSS.
BA (Eng/History). MA (Humanities).

Steven Sills

Senior Editor

Editing and Content


Author, NGO researcher, solicitor, teacher. Taught English and social sciences in state schools in Europe and Africa. Legal text expert.

Peter Costello

Editor and Administrator

Editing and Administration

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The Eiredit team is led by Paul Buckle. Now returned to Ireland, Paul previously worked abroad as an editor and English instructor. Much of his teaching career was focused on English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and he was an instructor in this area at two British universities, Durham and Nottingham. His work largely involved teaching students how to prepare written academic texts at an advanced level.

Paul has over ten years of specific experience in editing, including a position with an international journal. He has edited a wide variety of academic texts, novels, business materials, and other documents. In addition, he is a writer who has written four books of fiction, and he is an administrator and editor of an online philosophy forum. He has extensive knowledge of editing styles, including MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard. Paul holds an MA in Applied Linguistics, a PGC(PS)E in TESOL, and a BSc in Zoology. 


Steven Sills is a published author, English lecturer, and editor with over twenty years of experience in the field. He is a long-time associate of Paul, and his areas of expertise are humanities and the social sciences. Steven holds an MA in the humanities and a BA in history and English literature. He has edited for the Journal of Population and Social Studies (JPSS) among others.


Peter Costello is a qualified lawyer, the author of several books of fiction, and an experienced English teacher. He has worked for the NGOs Cois Tine and Ógra Chorcaí as well as with the refugee legal service. He holds honours degrees in arts and law along with a HDIP in teaching. Peter provides research and administrative expertise along with extensive knowledge of legal texts.


As we continue to develop and expand, we aim to maintain the two fundamental pillars of the business, quality and value. We recognize that although editing is highly skilled work that needs to be carried out by trained professionals, it’s still possible to provide high-level results at a reasonable price. We also intend to maintain—at the top levels of the business—professional senior editors who are in a position to ensure the quality of every text that is worked on.


If you have at least 5 years of editing experience and—if you are interested in academic editing—at least a master’s degree, we would be happy to hear from you. Enthusiasm for the work and verifiable academic credentials are a must. As a first step, please send your resume to or connect with us using our contact form. If we feel you might be suitable, we’ll arrange an editing test for you, and providing you pass that, the final stage will be an interview with the Eiredit team.


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