I specialise in turning academic or technical content into clear, accessible English while maintaining the overall integrity and voice of the author. Editorial decisions require sound judgement and my suggestions will always be made via comment balloons and track changes so that you can make the final decision. I work hard to retain the author’s voice as much as possible while making sure the content is clear and well-argued.
I edit and proofread full-length academic manuscripts, research papers, dissertations, essays, book proposals and more, across a range of disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences. These include, Anthropology, Communications, Cultural Studies, Developmental Studies, Economics, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Gender studies, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Journalism, Law & Legal studies, Media Studies, MENA region studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, South Asian Area Studies, Travel and Tourism, War and Conflict Studies, Women’s studies.
For academic manuscripts, I offer substantive editing, copy-editing and proofreading services. If you are preparing your manuscript for peer review or publication, both substantive edits and copy edits are essential. While a substantive edit may often include copy edits, they focus on entirely different issues. Please click on the tabs below to learn more about what each service covers.
Copy-editing / Line editing
It will include identifying and correcting errors in grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation, ambiguous language, awkward phrasing, unnecessary repetition, overused words/phrases, dangling modifiers and so on. I will also check citations, footnotes and bibliographies for consistency and am familiar with both footnote/endnote and Harvard/MLA/APA styles; and with UK or USA spelling. A copy-edit will not include any substantive /content edits