About Me

About me

TypeWright Editing Services is managed by me, Jason O’Rourke. You can find out more about me here.

about me

I have been editing, correcting, and writing academic and creative work since 1994. During this time I have published a number of essays, stories, poems, articles, and reviews. A full list of these is available on the publications page here.



1994: BA (hons), first class, in English (major) and Welsh (minor). Queen’s University, Belfast.

1995: MA, in Medieval Studies. Queen’s University, Belfast.

1999: PhD, Literary and Political Culture in Wales and the English Border Country, 1325-1475. Queen’s University, Belfast.



I successfully completed funding applications for my MA and PhD scholarships. These were awarded by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland.

I also successfully applied for a major AHRB three-year post-doctoral research project award in 2003, and a British Academy research award in 2004.

In 2014 I was the recipient of the prestigious Arts Council NI Artist Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES) award.


Academic and Creative Writing:

I am also a writer. I know how precious your work is to you, because I have been through the process. Over the years my work has been submitted to many journals and publishers, both academic and creative. I’ve generally found the feedback from editors extremely useful. Everybody needs a fresh pair of eyes to look over their work, and I am no exception.

My short stories about life in Belfast can be read at http://vernacularisms.com. There is also a website containing translations of some of my ‘Belfast Notes’ into Irish, which can be found at http://vernacularismsgaeilege.wordpress.com/

I won the Fiddler’s Elbow (Rome) Short Story competition in 2013.

I was nominated for a ‘Best of the Net’ award in 2014.

I have also published other short fiction and poems. A full list of publications can be found here.

If you are interested, you can find out about new publications, readings, collaborative work, and other events here. I also update the TypeWright Facebook page regularly.


I play Traditional Irish Music on the concertina when I get the time. I have made a number of recordings, which are all available through the usual channels on the internet. There is a list of them here. Videos of live performances are here.

about me

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