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journal submissions and proposals

Contributing to academic journals and writing 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. 

We welcome working with academics for whom English is not a first language (see our ESL page).

What we 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 us for an informal discussion on how we might be able to help with any or more of these suggestions.

Our experience

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

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

  • Matthew has over 25 years' experience as a fully-qualified professional engineer, during which time he has held senior positions in Formula 1 racing, and the aviation sector. He has an extremely strong (and up-to-date) understanding of mathematics, physics, engineering (all major disciplines), sciences, computing etc., and has a strong academic background in aeronautics and fluid mechanics. 

  • Matthew has a PhD in aeronautical engineering, and has written and co-written papers, and presented at conference.

  • We are experienced users of LaTeX and Tex typesetting programs.

Benefits we provide

Matthew has a dual academic–industrial background which gives him a better appreciation of the constraints at play in your world; we understand how important publications are to a busy academic. We 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 us to be trusted editors, 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 members of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading we are bound by its established code of practice.

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

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