Editing

If you are looking for a professional editing service, I am here to help. I have published an academic book, guest-edited a journal and have published around twenty articles in international academic journals.

I edit policy reports, public and museum sector documents and educational course materials as well as academic book and journal manuscripts. I am also open to fiction copyediting projects as this is an area in which I am currently increasing my expertise.

I am editorially trained with the PTC and CIEP and understand the publishing process from both an academic and editorial point of view.

I offer the following three levels of editing:

Heavy
  • If your text isn’t ready yet and you need help with organising your ideas or structure, this is the service you need. I typically charge by the hour in line with the CIEP minimum rates
  • 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
  • normally completed as a separate round before a final copyedit
  • sometimes called a developmental/structural edit
Medium

Note: This is the most popular service I provide

  • If your text is ready to publish in an academic journal or with a professional publisher, this is the service for you. I will offer you a rate per 1000 words after looking at your text, typically between 20 and 30 euros for texts written by non-“native” speakers.
  • checking grammar and technical aspects of language
  • ensuring your ideas are communicated clearly and consistently
  • ensuring your work is written in a consistent and appropriate style and voice
  • consistent formatting, using the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) style guide or any other guide you require
  • sometimes called copyediting, or at the heavier end of medium: line- or style- editing
  • the final product will be of publishable quality with professional printing presses/academic journals
Light
  • If a quick check through to make sure the language is technically correct and meaningful is what you need, I offer a light service suited to those with a lower budget, typically for dissertations and PhD theses. The cost is typically 12–20 euros per 1000 words.
  • checking grammar and technical aspects of language
  • ensuring your ideas are communicated clearly and consistently
  • consistent formatting, using the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) style guide or any other guide you require
  • sometimes called light copyediting
  • the final product will be of a suitable quality for assessed student theses/dissertations etc.

Please note the following ethical guidelines regarding academic texts:

  • for assessed texts, e.g. theses, dissertations and coursework, I will need written permission from your supervisor, with the depth of permitted revisions clearly defined. Editors Canada have written a great summary of ethical practice in this domain and these are guidelines that I follow.
  • for texts to be published, I offer manuscript critique, line-editing and copyediting. If I believe the work a text requires constitutes a claim to co-authorship, I will not undertake the project. I do not offer ghostwriting services of any kind.

Contact me

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