Your NATIVE ENGLISH EDITORS AND PROOFREADERS
After a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of London, Joelle moved into science communication and administration. She worked for 10 years for the UK Government’s Food Standards Agency, where (amongst other things) she developed and managed a world leading programme of scientific research on food allergy and immunology. She has published scientific and technical papers in peer-reviewed journals, acted as a reviewer of draft manuscripts and research grant applications, and edited many manuscripts, technical reports, abstracts and other types of science based communication documents. Since starting a family Joelle has become a freelance professional scientific writer, editor and proofreader, with particular interests in the food sciences, nutrition, general and preventive medicine, clinical research, biology and environmental sciences. She is passionate about communicating clear, accurate, evidence based science.
I completed a BSc in Chemistry followed by a MSc in Analytical Chemistry, then started working in pharmaceutical companies as an analytical chemist. This background in pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry helped me to find a role working at an academic publisher, where I worked for over 5 years as a Commissioning Editor, launching and managing several high-impact journals pertaining to pharmaceutical sciences. My particular areas of interest are medicine, history, economics and finance.
A graduate in English Literature from Cambridge, I was a lecturer at Prague’s Charles University for four years. I have also taught English in countries as diverse as Ecuador, Greece and Saudi Arabia. I have been proofreading academic texts full-time for over three years. I have a real love of the language and have edited work from every possible discipline. I have recently written a novel set in the north of England.
Emma has a BA in French and Italian, and speaks Spanish too. She also has an MA in Translation and Professional Language Skills, which involved editing and proofreading as well as translating. Emma edited and proofread financial texts for an operational risk company for over three years and then worked at UEFA as an editor and translator, working on documents including magazine articles, letters, manuals and press releases. Thanks to her studies and experience, she specialises in editing texts written by non-native English speakers.
Growing up in a Grade II-listed Jacobean manor house (okay; the lodge, my parents the on-site caretakers) I was immersed in history and stories, dreaming I’d one day edit books, romances and historical novels, which would be like getting paid to read. I eventually did, arriving at editing fiction via TEFL, working for a European medical association, proofreading and editing for three medical speciality journals, then examining for a Magic Circle law firm. So yes, these days I’m more likely to be found proofreading academic and legal English than I am running down oak-panelled long galleries, tapping for secret doorways.
Rick is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and private tutor and has taught English at variety of different language schools, universities, and international schools – most recently in Vietnam. Before teaching, he also worked in the admissions department of a Russell Group university in the UK. Rick studied International Relations and Security Studies at the undergraduate level and Social Research and Statistics at the postgraduate level, before gaining an MSc in Information and Library Science in 2018. Rick is also an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction (particularly history books) and an aspiring author, who has written numerous short stories and is currently at work on his first novel.
I am bilingual in English and Portuguese and I hold a degree in Modern Languages from Leeds University. I am qualified and experienced as a translator into English and as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, with additional qualifications in Finance and advanced English. My editing and proofreading experience ranges from examinations to marketing materials and my specialist fields are business, finance, data analysis, education and tourism.
I am a published author who has ten years’ experience proofreading and editing texts written by ESL authors. I studied English and philosophy prior to receiving my PhD in Composition. This helped me refine my writing skills, as did my musicological studies during my PhD work. I have undertaken formal studies in Latin, German, French, and Spanish. My published articles can be found in the journals Digital Creativity and Visual Studies.
I am a recent graduate of Lancaster University where I studied English Literature. In my time there I wrote features and reviews for the university newspaper. I am a keen reader and writer and passionately love the written word.
I have a PH.D. in English from the University of Chicago. I live in the written word, with many years of experience editing texts in literature and linguistics, as well as in many other fields, such as anthropology, economics, history, medicine, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. I aim to satisfy every client.
My background is in academia and educational publishing. I have extensive experience as a university lecturer, copy editor and writer. My goal in every task I undertake is to provide excellence for the customer.
Fiona holds a BSc in Agricultural Science, an MSc in Clinical Embryology and a PhD in aspects of veterinary reproduction. She has recently worked as a clinical embryologist and andrologist and during her research years became involved in aspects of conservation and human wildlife conflict in Africa, as her study species was the elephant. Fiona has authored, co-authored and published 15 scientific manuscripts.
I am a Literature and History PhD candidate at the University of Hull. I have a strong academic background and experience editing papers and dissertations within this context. I have always had a passion for the written word and enjoy reading popular and academic texts. I was awarded University of Washington’s Popular Fiction Certificate, and through this have experience editing novels and plays.
After 15 years researching animal embryology and evolution, I’ve left the lab behind to pursue a career in academic editing. I’ve always enjoyed communicating science, and have authored and co-authored more than 20 journal articles, textbook chapters, technical protocols and popular science publications. Working at international research institutes, I’ve frequently edited and proofread manuscripts, grant applications and dissertations for colleagues with ESL. I find it highly satisfying to collaborate with authors to ensure that their data and analyses are presented with clarity, accuracy, and style.
I am a master’s student in Agribusiness at the National Chung Hsing University. I specialize in the study of organic food production and have a deep interest in rural development. Despite my specialization in Agribusiness, my research interests encompass subjects as diverse as Literature and Biology. I have extensive experience editing research papers, especially on behalf of ESL students. For many writers, English is too often a hindrance to the expression of good ideas. The editor’s job I believe is to help writers use the English language as a tool to adequately and eloquently express themselves. It is a job I take pride in executing.
With a multicultural and multilingual upbringing spanning Belgium, Spain, the US and the UK, I have always been passionate about languages and the written word. I am a law graduate of both University College London and the London School of Economics, and so I am well placed to edit and proofread legal content, which I have done both as a freelancer and for an international firm. I have experience in editing historical and geological texts, as well as proofreading copy for businesses. My interests include technology, music, philosophy and current affairs.
After a long and rewarding career as a head teacher and with a background in science, I have begun to edit commercial copy, novels and most recently a Ph.D. thesis about the German philosopher and botanist, Schleiden. I have always enjoyed teaching English as a second language.