Academic Editing & Proofreading Services

As an editor and proofreader my primary goal is to help you to clearly communicate your ideas and research findings. Whether you’re looking for a quick formatting check or for more substantial editing, I provide a comprehensive range of editorial services to meet your needs.

Core Editorial Services

  • Substantive Editing: Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure.
  • Stylistic Editing: Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon and polishing language.
  • Copy-Editing: Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts.
  • Proofreading: Checking the final formatted document for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes).

Additional Publishing Services

  • Citation Formatting: Adapting citations and references to the publisher’s preferred style.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé Editing
  • Pre-Submission Service: Styling and formatting an article to match the journal’s specifications.
  • Proposal Development: Including book proposals, research proposals and grant applications.

Manuscript Assessment

Avoid the slush pile by getting a professional critique of your manuscript before submitting it to a publisher. A manuscript assessment covers:

  • A read-through of the full manuscript and mark-up where needed (this is not a copy-edit).
  • Delivery of an assessment report (6–10 pages usually) that includes a summary of what is and isn’t working and recommendations for next steps.
  • Optional phone chat with the editor afterwards.

Rates

My hourly rates are in line with those listed by the Editorial Freelancers Association. Documents longer than 50,000 words are charged on a per-project basis.

To receive an exact quotation for your project, please get in touch by email and attach your document.

Specialist Subject Areas

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Business
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Conservation
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Education
  • History
  • History of Art
  • History of Science
  • Horticulture
  • Iberian Studies
  • International Development
  • Islamic Studies
  • Museology
  • Near Eastern/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Science Studies
  • Theology/Religious Studies

Foreign language and ESL assistance

Thanks to my academic background, I am able to edit manuscripts which include text, transliteration and sources from the languages that I speak and have studied (Arabic, French, German, Persian, Spanish and Turkish). I also proofread Arabic language texts.

I am also experienced in working with authors for whom English is a second language and can help you to maximize your chances of getting published.

Latex

I specialise in proofreading LaTeX documents and can help authors to make the most of this versatile typesetting system. For more information about LaTeX, check out my LaTeX for Humans blog.

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