Copyediting

copyediting services

Polish your manuscript: Make sure your document is clear and convincing with (1) correct grammar, syntax, punctuation, and consistent style; and (2) compelling flow, structure, and logic.

Service Description

All scholarly writers can benefit from having a professional, reliable, and sympathetic copyeditor review your work before submission or publication.

[ Read this first if you’re not sure whether you need copyediting or proofreading. ]

You can choose from two levels of copyediting. Sometimes the distinction between the two isn’t so clear-cut, in which case, you can tell me which side you lean towards 🙂

Level 1: Surface clean-up

I’ll go through your document to identify and correct

  • Grammar, spelling, and syntax errors
  • Style and consistency issues
  • Punctuation
  • American vs British spelling

Level 2: A deeper review

Everyone can use a fresh pair of eyes to review their paper and help finesse it into shape. If you’re working with English as a second or third (or fourth!) language, then that kind of help will be doubly useful.

(Don’t forget to check out some tips on writing scholarly English.)

I can help you identify areas to work on to make sure your messages are clear and your paper is logical and convincing.

Some questions I might ask include

  • Does the overall logic flow? Is it structured well?
  • Is each argument clear and supported by evidence?
  • Are there any ambiguous or unclear sentences?
deep review copyedit line edit
An example of the type of comment you’ll get in a deeper review.

–> Read more about my approach to copyediting

Especially if you are a multi-language author who wants to make sure the message of your writing is not “lost in translation”: I’m here to assist—so please get in touch.


Examples of past work

Online scholarly articles

...Articles on VoxEU.org, the policy portal of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (regular & ongoing)

Scholarly papers, reports, ebooks

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

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

...Three reports to the Singaporean government on nuclear governance

...Master's thesis on Japanese karoshi, death by overwork

Academic abstracts

..."Analysis of China's 21st Century Silk Road Policy"

..."Local Elections after Decentralization in Thailand: Lessons Learned"

..."Fascist Italy’s Cultural Policy for Theater: Through the Lens of Takarazuka Shojo Kagekidan’s First European Tour (1938)"

Project-related documents

...Project proposals, project documents, project completion reports

...Letters to donors

Website copy

...English website text for a Japanese clinic

...Overall text for renewed BAMBI website

...Articles for Families in Global Transition blog, such as

...Press releases

Training materials

...EdApp microlesson content for UNITAR

...My own webinar, Writing for International Audiences

Business materials

...Print ad & promotional video text for a Japanese clinic providing physical therapy and Thai & Chinese traditional medicine treatment

...Meeting 'scripts' for project manager in the private sector

...Internal presentation on business-expansion plan for a major private hospital in Bangkok

...CVs & coverletters

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