Dr Sarah Ryan

Sarah Ryan Editorial
Membership Grade
Advanced Professional Member

About Sarah


I am an experienced copyeditor, proofreader and development editor working in educational publishing. My areas of expertise are science and maths – in particular, A-level chemistry, GCSE science, KS3 science, primary maths and primary science. I have worked on Junior Cert and Leaving Cert books for the science syllabuses in Ireland. I have worked on 11+ materials.

I have recently started working in a new area, working on quizzes, mugs, puzzles and games for children and adults.

I gained experience in-house for 13 years, first in academic publishing, then in educational publishing, before going freelance in 2008.

I also act as freelance managing editor on 3 chemistry journals for Wiley, extending my chemistry to postgraduate level.


Books, illustrated books, CD-ROMs/DVDs, educational materials, journals, multi-author books, online materials, websites, integrated media, online training courses, apps, Powerpoints, animations, video


Freelance since 2008; development editor, 2005–08 and production editor, 2001–05, Nelson Thornes; scientific editor, Georg Thieme Verlag, 1996–2000


BSc Chemistry (and Maths), PhD Organic Chemistry

Recent training

Proofreading 2: progress (SfEP) 2015


Hacche, Schofield & Sims, Educake, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Ivy Press, Folens Ireland, Wiley, Collins Education, Pearson UK, IBO, Nelson Thornes, Haremi, QBS, Illuminate, Wearset, Elektramedia, Macmillan, Ginger Fox, Milly Flynn, GCSEpod, Professor Puzzle


Science, chemistry, biology, physics, maths, geography, ICT, general puzzles, quizzes and gift materials for children and adults, primary maths and science, 11+ materials


Associated skills

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