Editing and Proofreading Experience

Individual Clients

I have helped postgraduate students and researchers around the world to present their research in clear, accurate language. I have edited and proofread academic papers for individual clients on such topics as second language writing, task-based learning, technology in education, educational administration and more. 


I have also edited and proofread numerous papers on other subjects, including archaeology, art and design, business, computer science, cultural anthropology, economics, film studies, history, IT, law, media studies and politics. 


Some of the universities my clients have been affiliated with are as follows:

United Kingdom

University of Warwick

University of Nottingham

University of Southampton

University of Leicester

University of Salford

University of Central Lancashire

University of Loughborough


University of British Columbia

Concordia University

Queen's University

OCAD University

Trent University


Macquarie University, Australia

Seoul National University, S. Korea

KIng Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)


With members in over 100 countries, IATEFL is the world's most international organisation for professionals in the field of English language teaching: classroom teachers, administrators, materials writers, curriculum designers, etc. I have held three editorial roles with IATEFL. Over the last ten years, I have edited papers by some of the best-known names in ELT; I have also helped hundreds of first-time writers to see their words in print.

Voices (editor)

I have been editor of IATEFL's bimonthly magazine for two years. Voices is distributed in print and digital format to around 4,000 IATEFL members around the world. 

Conference Selections (past editor)

Conference Selections is the proceedings of the annual IATEFL Conference held every spring in the UK. It is a refereed publication of 240 pages. Like Voices, Conference Selections is distributed in print and digital formats to around 4,000 IATEFL members every year. I was editor of Conference Selections from 2010 to 2020. In that time, I edited over 1,000 short reports of talks and workshops.

MaWSIG (past editor)

MaWSIG is the IATEFL Materials Writing Special Interest Group. I am a past MaWSIG Committee member, and for two years I edited posts for the regular MaWSIG blog. 


I have worked with educational publishers on various editing projects. My clients have included: Alpha/Smart Education (UAE); the British Council Malaysia);  Cengage-National Geographic (Singapore);  Epigeum/OUP (UK); HarperCollins (UK); Kaplan (UK); Mentoring Minds (USA); Oxford University Press (UK and Canada); and Richmond (UK). I have carried out editorial training/mentoring for the University of London Institute of Education in Kazakhstan and the UK.


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