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‘I would willingly recommend the services of Bridget McAuliffe and Red Hen Publishing to others planning to have a book published. The service I received was immediate, with regular contact at each stage of development, care taken to honour and fulfil all expectations, delivery on time and the finished product a pure delight.’

Mary McCarthy, Earths Beauty


‘‘A big thank you, Bridget, for all the effort you made in getting my short stories ready for publication.  Your editing gave an added pace and direction to the book.  You have a wonderful gift of being able to make adjustments that transform written words into something better. Thank you once more and I look forward to working with you on my next book.’

A.F. O`Connor, The Adventures of Sedgewick Harris


‘This was my first book and I have to say that working with Bridget McAuliffe was a very positive experience for me. I have Cerebral Palsy and wrote my book using assistive technology. Bridget took this on board and kept my voice throughout the book which helped me to get my story across just the way I wanted it to be.’

Alan O`Brien, My Life with CP


‘I cannot praise more highly the work of Red Hen Publishing and, specifically, Bridget McAuliffe. I had published previously other studies for my employer but they were for third parties. This was my first solo venture so her advice and recommendations were excellent. Even though my health was not too good at the time, it never delayed progress going through its different phases, with Bridget`s helpful comments and oversight. She was especially helpful with her copy editing. It appears I have a particular passion for the use of capital letters and punctuation marks and they scattered the text! She helped put me right, or at least she did her best!! Red Hen is highly recommended and I would not hesitate to recommend their services.’

Peter Humphreys, Four Hundred Years of English Congregational and Welsh Independent Churches in Liverpool (1618-2018)

‘Being a non-native speaker, I’ve always feared that a linguistically non-perfect text could undermine my work in the eyes of editors of publishing houses. This is why I contacted Bridget. She went through my very long manuscript (102,000 words) in a quick and efficient way. She was very professional throughout the process and her work greatly improved the readability of my manuscript, which, being a non-fiction text, is as important as the quality of the content. I would surely recommend her to others.’

Andrea Ghiselli


‘It was a difficult task finding an editor, especially as it was my first experience of writing a book and I had no idea what to expect. I chose Bridget after our first phone conversation; she gave me time to describe my story while showing kindness and respect, which left me with a feeling of confidence that we could work well together.

I can honestly say that Bridget was a perfect fit for my needs as she walked me through each stage with a gentle and professional approach. I never felt under pressure as she guided and encouraged the best from me. She afforded me the confidence to keep going as she transformed my writing into a work of art. I would highly recommend her help to anyone who is contemplating writing their story. It was a complete pleasure working with Bridget.’

Lucy Dineen, My Camino Through Grief


‘I engaged the services of Red Hen Publishing to help bring my poetry book to life. Having previously overseen the publication of Shattered Fragments: Finding God in the Brokenness of Life, I felt that Bridget was the right person on this occasion also. The service provided is prompt, detailed, and extremely professional with an obvious commitment to best practice. Bridget is encouraging and revels in bringing the written word to life. I would most certainly use the services of Red Hen again and I would encourage others to do likewise.’

Margaret Naughton, Letting Go


‘Over the past six years during which we collaborated on a number of books and other writing projects, I have found Bridget McAuliffe an amazing person to work with. In my most recent book, Accidental Rebel (my autobiography), she consistently guided me to find my true voice which, during the course of an incredibly busy lifetime, had become somewhat obscured. Her investigative approach has allowed me hone my storytelling and make it much more authentic and compelling. I really appreciate all the work Bridget has done with me and highly commend her professionalism and integrity.’

Pat Falvey, Accidental Rebel


‘I have just received my newly published book, Encourage Yourself∞Encourage Others, and I am absolutely delighted with the end product, namely a superbly crafted, beautiful and appealing book that anyone would be delighted to have on their shelf. The book has turned out exactly as Bridget predicted and as I wanted. I cannot praise her highly enough for her thorough, precise and totally professional approach to the entire process. From the outset,I trusted Bridget to ensure that the book would be guided, timed and delivered within an agreed timescale, and Red Hen Publishing exceeded all expectations. Bridget also provided timely post-print advice in preparation for my book launch. Míle buíochas, Bridget.’

Anne Devine, Encourage Yourself∞Encourage Others


‘I had been writing a story for quite some time. When I got a half to two-thirds of the way through it, doubts begin to set in. Thanks to the internet I found Bridget McAuliffe at Red Hen Publishing. From our very first phone call Bridget put my mind at ease and recommended that I submit what I had written so far to her for a Reader’s Report. A Reader’s Report is not a full edit, but a means to point the way so that the writer can feel much more confident moving forward with the work – in my case a story. The direction I have received is helping me so much. I see the end result in my head now. Bridget’s encouragement and relevant guidance have bolstered me on at a time when I could easily have given up.’

Ita McEnnis

‘Bridget did a marvellous job fixing my manuscript. As a German native speaker writing about travelling in Ireland, I needed some help with my English. And certainly, she got my English polished and now it shines! Thank you so much, Bridget. From the first contact to the moment I got my text back, it was a reliable work relationship. She kept me informed about the timeline and all the steps along the way. A wonderful experience. I am thrilled! I would recommend Bridget to anybody out there with a manuscript. Thanks also to Bridget for her insights regarding content.’

Dorothea Gail


‘Red Hen Publishing looked after the publication of my book Precious Paths. They were efficient, thorough and very professional in their approach. Bridget was with me every step of the way, offering me invaluable support and advice as she guided me through the process. At all times, I felt my project was in very safe hands and I felt she really cared about the book. She was always available to help and advise me whenever I needed it and provided me with excellent guidance at every stage of the publishing process. I was very happy with the service, care and attention to detail offered by Red Hen Publishing and would highly recommend them to anyone thinking about publishing a book now or in the future.’

Catherine O Connor, Precious Paths


‘It was a delight to watch the metamorphosis of our rough draft into something eminently readable. This could only have happened due to the care and patience exercised by Bridget McAuliffe of Red Hen Publishing. A path through the minefield of the publisher’s world is not a task to be undertaken lightly by the new author, who may stumble and fail at the first obstacle. Thanks to Bridget, the expectation of producing our own book was professionally brought to fruition.’

Bill Sheppard, Honouring Tom Crean - a centenary expedition with the Crean family


‘ Writing is personal, but publishing a book is a collaborative process. Bridget McAuliffe of Red Hen Publishing was invaluable in the preparation of my manuscript and her advice guidance and encouragement saw me through.’

John Flavin, To Fight Is To Win: From President to Blacklist


‘For any author, but especially the first-time author, the choice to self-publish can be fraught with uncertainties, difficulties and disappointment. I was most fortunate in my choice of Bridget McAuliffe of Red Hen Publishing whose sympathetic editing of a long and complicated manuscript was skilfully done to a very high standard. Bridget’s experience as an editor, along with her knowledge of publishing and associated disciplines, together with her help and guidance, made my journey through the self-publishing process an enjoyable, educational and most rewarding experience - one that I would gladly do with her again.’

Gabriel L. King, Shape A Course For Fastnet


‘I will forever be happy to champion Bridget McAuliffe and the amazing work she does. Bridget was my guiding light throughout the journey of my first book. In truth it may never have seen the light of day without her guidance, professionalism and drive. Bridget has instilled in me the belief that I can achieve my goals. For anyone considering her services I know you will not regret it.’

Breeda Hurley, Survive & Thrive: The Journey of a Lifetime


‘From my first meeting with Bridget I was comforted by her quiet and confident manner as she explained to me what work was involved in getting all my poems together to produce my  book, The Purple Pencil, which, when finished, looks so attractive and colourful. She guided me all the way without fuss or pressure and so it was a real labour of love rather than hard work. To see the end result and to hold it in my hands was as good as holding a newborn baby. Thanks to Bridget for her professionalism and pleasant manner. She was always there to answer any query or to keep me going when I was losing confidence. She also helped with the launch and I would have no hesitation in working with her again. Highly recommended.’

Peg Prendeville, The Purple Pencil


‘It was a pleasure to work with Bridget and I was absolutely delighted to have her working with me from the very start. She stayed with me from the first time we spoke and offered great support throughout the entire process. And I ended up with a book that I love.’

Kathleen O’Sullivan, The Height of Madness: Kerry’s Greatest Supporter


‘Bridget McAuliffe, Red Hen Publishing Company, published our recent book, Nano’s Pilgim Artist – A Creative Celebration of Venerable Nano Nagle. From the moment we engaged Bridget to publish the book every minute detail was well organised. She was in regualr contact, keeping us well informed of the various stages of the process. The timeline presented at the outset was met for each aspect. Bridget saw to the many details that need attention when publishing a book. The book produced is a feast for the eye; the quality and feel of the paper, the design and choice of colour for the cover and the overall layout of the book. Bridget succeeded in creating a beautiful book, way beyond our expections. It is a work of art in itself. For this we are highly grateful. Bridget was a delight to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Bridget to anyone who is planning to publish a book. They will not only receive a beautiful well-produced book but will also have the opportunity to engage with a woman who is passionate about her work. Go raibh míle maith agat, Bridget.’

Sr Julie Watson, Presentation Sisters, Monasterevin, Co Kildare


‘Upon the completion of my manuscript Dragonfly I knew it required further input and an honest, independent view. I found Bridget fitted the criteria. She understood the plot and characters, knowing when to add and cut at exactly the right parts, without taking away from the story. While my book was still at the early stages, I felt she gave me the confidence to continue, taking it to the next step. I found Bridget encouraged me to keep going despite my doubts in my ability to write. I would recommend Bridget to any established or first-time writer.’

Michael Kearns, Dragonfly


‘Red Hen Publishing published my book, Tracing My Journey, in 2010. From our first meeting, Bridget liaised closely with me throughout the process and kept me updated at all stages, explaining any changes and ensuring that I viewed the book design before it was sent to the printers. I found Bridget to be meticulous in her approach to work, very punctual regarding deadlines and reliable in every manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a first-class proofreader, editor and publications manager.’

Tracing My Journey


′It was a pleasure to work with Bridget in the production of my book, Once Around the Track: The Life and Times of Phil Trant and the Trant Family Business. Once we agreed on presentation she went about her expertise with absolute professionalism and delivered within the agreed timescale.′

Patrick Trant, Chairman, Trant Construction Ltd.


′Open Door Network: Kerry′s Response to Violence against Women and Children Ltd. contracted Red Hen Publishing to edit, design and print a publication for us in August 2011. While this process was ongoing I found any dealings with Red Hen Publishing to be professional and efficient. I am very pleased with our working relationship and would have no hesitation in recommending the company to other individuals or organisations.′

Catherine Casey, Co-ordinator, The Open Door Network


′In 2011 Red Hen Publishing published Ballylongford: A Photographic Memoir for me. The publication surpassed all my expectations and the response of the people who bought the book was brilliant. The beautiful layout, the paper used for printing, the binding, the hard cover and dust jacket, and the excellence of the editing all contributed to what is now considered to be a treasured photographic history of the parish. Mí­le buí­ochas Red Hen Publishing!′

Nancy McAuliffe, author of Ballylongford: A Photographic Memoir


′I have worked with Bridget McAuliffe of Red Hen Publishing on three publications - Once Around the Track, My Sporting Life and Irish Traditional Step Dancing in North Kerry. I have found the service and advice I received from Red Hen Publishing to be of the highest quality which resulted in top class productions.′

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Chairman, North Kerry Literary Trust, and author of My Sporting Life


′Red Hen Publishing′s direction and project management enabled me to bring my draft script to publication in an efficient, focussed and timely manner. They were helpful in all aspects of the book layout, which included photographs and quotations. They found a designer and printer to suit my needs and advised on aspects of the launch and distribution. I had no idea where to start when looking to publish my book and consider myself fortunate to have found Red Hen Publishing, which brought a vague dream to reality.′

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