Editing

With extensive experience of the academic publishing process as both an author and editor, I can help you prepare your work ahead of submission to a journal or academic press. I offer the following services:

Comprehensive editing. Detailed editing to help you organise your writing and express your ideas in a clear, consistent voice. I will provide suggestions on how best to structure your text and express your argument, as well as a sentence by sentence review to ensure your English is fluent and natural. I charge an hourly rate, which varies according to the author’s specific needs.

Copy editing. Polishing your finished text and preparing it for submission to a journal or publisher. I will check the grammatical accuracy of your writing and ensure your ideas are clearly communicated in appropriate academic language. I can also format your work according to any style guide. My standard rate is £25 per 1000 words.

Proofreading. A careful review of your work to catch any grammatical or formatting errors that may have slipped under the radar. I typically charge £10 per 1000 words.

Thesis editing. A budget service tailored to the needs of PhD students, ensuring grammatical accuracy, stylistic consistency and correct formatting. My usual rate is £15 per 1000 words. Please note that I can only offer this service in accordance with your university’s policy on third party editors, or with the written consent of your supervisor.

I always provide a personalised quote, so please get in touch if you’d like to find out how I can help you with your project.


Great experience hiring Matt to proofread a 20 page technical policy document for me on a very short turnaround. I would not hesitate to ask Matt to work on future projects.

Anna, Natural Resource Governance Institute