Academic Editing

Getting a book or article published can be hard work! If you have a busy teaching timetable and other work commitments, research can take a back seat. Then there is the “gauntlet” of peer review to deal with, authors to organise and correspond with, and so on…

This is where editorial help can come in.

Does any of this sound familiar?

  • The managing editor of a journal, or your editorial contact at a publisher, has told you to find a language editor before submitting the final version
  • A busy work schedule means you have no time to spend formatting references
  • You love research, but don’t enjoy writing
  • You are unsure about how to improve the flow, precision, and readability of your work

If so, then keep reading…

My academic editing service will help you publish your book or article with confidence. I offer three different levels of editing, based on your needs:

Developmental edit

If your text isn’t ready yet and you need help with organising your ideas and structure, this is the service you need.

  • detailed comments to improve the structure and style of your work
  • tips on how to best organise your work
  • significant changes made to many sentences with the aim of presenting your ideas as clearly as possible
  • a separate round of comments and edits before copyediting
  • a bit like a supportive peer review, but focused on text organisation and flow (i.e. not on subject knowledge)

I charge 35 euros per hour for this service.

Line- & copyedit

If your book or article is nearly ready to publish, this is the service for you. It involves an edit at sentence level, refining your writing, sharpening your style, and applying a style guide. This is my most popular service.

  • checking grammar and technical aspects of language
  • making stylistic refinements
  • working to present your voice, arguments and ideas clearly
  • ensuring the document formatting is consistent
  • producing a style sheet
  • applying any style guide you require

The final product will be of publishable quality with professional printing presses and academic journals. I charge 30 euros per 1000 words for this service. If your project is book length, I offer a 10 per cent discount.

Copyedit

If English is your first or dominant language and you just want a light editorial touch, I also offer a copyediting service. This service leaves the style alone and avoids deeper sentence-level changes to your writing.

  • checking grammar and technical aspects of language
  • making light edits for clarity and consistency while leaving your voice and style untouched
  • ensuring the document formatting is consistent
  • producing a style sheet
  • applying any style guide you require

The final product will be of publishable quality with professional printing presses and academic journals. I charge 15 euros per 1000 words for this service.

Reference formatting

I charge for reference formatting separately and the bibliography is never included in the word count for copyediting. Please contact me to discuss your needs. I charge 30 euros per hour for reference formatting.

What happens next?

The first thing we will do when we start working together is to agree on the project details. I will ask you for a sample and for some basic information about your book/article/project and offer a quote based on this. If you accept, I will ask you to sign my terms and conditions and we will agree on a schedule.

The next thing we will do is put together a style sheet for the project.

I will then complete the editorial work and send the text and style sheet to you for checking.

Finally, we will resolve any queries before you submit your text.

Need more info?

Here are more details about me so you can see whether I’m a good fit for your project.

Free resources

Are my prices too high (or low) for you now? Or maybe you need someone who is a better fit for your niche? I have a range of free resources on my website and I am happy to suggest other editors who may suit your project better.

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