The Clarity Editor

Editing for social science academics

You’ve put incalculable hours into thinking, researching, analyzing, and then writing and revising your work.

Now, you want to entrust your manuscript to someone who can carefully help you shape your writing into its best form.

What I can do for you

I’ve edited and proofread for academics and research institutions and hold a master of international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

I will help you make sure your document

  • gets your sophisticated ideas across without diluting or “dumbing down”
  • uses clear, uncluttered language
  • is organized logically and convincingly

Come work with an editor who knows the weight of your words (I know not to carelessly change the meaning of your sentences!) and understands rigorous scholarship.

Let me help you make sure your documents are targeted and your messages clear.


  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Development economics
  • Educational policy
  • International relations
  • Labor economics
  • Public policy, public affairs
  • Socioeconomic policy
  • Third culture kids, cross culture kids

Get in touch to discuss whether we might be a good fit for your scholarly or international development writing project!

Examples of past work


Economic policy research articles on (ongoing since 2019).

Chapters in edited books on social security systems (2022) and on social work and communication (2023).

Six reports to the Singaporean government on nuclear governance (2021 and 2022).

Baldwin, Richard, Jeison Cárdenas and Cristina Fernández. Telemigration and Digitally Enabled Service Exports: Opportunities for Colombia. Geneva: Thinking Ahead on Societal Change Platform, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2021.

Fernandes, Ana, Nadia Rocha, and Michele Ruta. The Economics of Deep Trade Agreements. Centre for Economic Policy Research and World Bank, 2021.

Baldwin, Richard, and Simon Evenett. COVID-19 and Trade Policy. London: Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2020. (Edited selected chapters.)

Writing resources for scholars

Here are a few writing resources for scholars and academic writers. Find more in my tips to write clearly.

Contact me

If you would like to discuss whether we might be a good fit for your scholarly writing project, please send me details via the contact form or email me at I will get back to you as soon as I can during my working hours.

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Document examples: journal article on labor migration, chapter in edited volume on development economics, research report on child rights in country A, web article on migrant health.
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