Academics

Contributing to academic journals and writing funding proposals have become as much a part of an academic's life as the actual research and teaching. Moreover, these activities have become one of the yardsticks by which you and your institution are measured. Life tenures are a thing of the past, and as a consequence life in academia is ever more competitive. Your time is precious, as is your reputation amongst your peers. 

What I can do for you:

  • Proofreading and editing of papers, scientific or otherwise, books, articles etc.

  • Proofreading and editing of funding proposals​

  • Proofreading and editing of job applications.

Please contact me for an informal discussion on how I might be able to help with any or more of these suggestions.

My experience

  • I have studied in and worked closely with researchers and academics in Engineering and Science departments in many UK and European universities. 

  • I have edited PhD theses and scientific papers in a variety scientific fields. 

  • I welcome (and would like to specialise) working with more researchers and academics for whom English is not a first language.

  • I have over 25 years' experience as a fully-qualified professional engineer, during which time I have held senior positions in Formula 1 racing, and the aviation sector. I have an extremely strong (and up-to-date) understanding of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering (all major disciplines), Sciences, Computing etc. I have a strong academic background in Aeronautics and Fluid Mechanics, and have written papers for both scientific journals and international conferences.

  • I have a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, have written and co-written papers, and presented at conference.

  • I am an experienced user of LaTeX and Tex typesetting programs.

Benefits I provide

I have a dual academic-industrial background which gives me a better appreciation of the constraints at play in your world; I understand how important publications are to a busy academic. I understand too, the need for clarity and preciseness in your publications, as well as the overarching requirement to be consistent in your message. You will find me to be a trusted editor, conversant with your world, who can shoulder some of your load, providing you more time for the other aspects of your busy work life. You will always get an accurate and fast turnaround service. As a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) I am bound by its established code of practice.

If you would like to work with a dedicated professional editor who understands the nature and importance of an academic's work, especially the constraints upon your time, then please contact me today.