Academic
 

Write with maximum impact

Let's make your ideas leap off the page.

If you're in the humanities or social sciences, I'll make sure you:

  • Write clearly, accurately and fluently, even if English is not your first language

  • Strike the right tone for your audience, whether they're advanced scholars, students or the general public

  • Get rid of distractions such as typos and inconsistencies, so the reader can concentrate on your argument

  • Put the manuscript into your department's, journal's or publisher's house style, with the correct formatting, footnotes and references

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Why choose me?

With a wealth of experience, I've seen the academic writing process from every angle.

 

I've been a student, researcher, lecturer and published author. I've supervised and examined PhDs. I've been a journal referee, and I've sat on editorial boards.

In addition to private individuals, my recent clients include the LSE, UCL, University of Copenhagen, University of Tampere, University of Jyväskylä and many more.

 

So whether you're editing an essay, polishing a proposal or finessing a full manuscript, I'll help you get the details right.

My qualifications
  • BA (Hons) in Philosophy, University of Cambridge

  • Doctorate in Women's Studies, University of York

  • Diploma in Translation, Institute of Linguists

  • Certificate of Competent Knowledge in French, University of Cambridge (language to degree level)

  • Certificate in Advanced Swedish, University College London (language to degree level)

  • Professional Membership, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

Desk

Proofreading / light editing

For run-of-the-mill typing errors, minor grammatical slips or spelling mistakes, clarity and consistency of style.

£11 per thousand words pro rata

heavy editing

For frequent and serious grammatical or spelling mistakes, e.g. when the writer's first language is not English.

£19.75 per thousand words pro rata

Translation: french and swedish to english

Starting at £0.16,
1.80 kr or €0.19 per word of French or Swedish source text