Editing Services

I am an experienced editor, able to help you improve a wide range of texts.

I am accustomed to working with non-native speakers and writers of English, and will be able to offer general comments to help improve your mastery of English prose writing.

I specialise in academic writing and have special subject-matter expertise in philosophy and political theory. My own peer-reviewed publications can be found elsewhere on this site. My philosophical training allows me to quickly understand the core argument or ideas in any text and thus to clarify them and make structural recommendations to improve their presentation. I also have experience with corporate copywriting, especially with B2B bids. I am, however, available to work with you on virtually any kind of writing, including:

  • journal articles
  • applications
  • conference papers
  • theses and dissertations
  • artist’s statements
  • business documents
  • web content

I offer a range of services and rates, as shown below. I am happy to discuss discounts for individuals and organisations with financial limitations or other special circumstances. There is a 20% surcharge if you need a job to be completed within one week.

The best to decide which level of editing you need is to send me a sample of the text. We can also arrange for me to edit an excerpt, allowing you to get a good sense of the kind and quality of service I offer.

Basic editing and proofreading: Minor adjustments to wording and sentence structure, corrections to spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
€25/1000 words

Medium copyediting: Sentence level improvements to ensure clarity and consistency.
€38/1000 words

Heavy copyediting: Significant recasting of the text – reorganising and rephrasing at the sentence and paragraph level.
€50/1000 words

Developmental editing: After consulting with you in some detail about your aims, I will make substantial suggestions about the structure and style of the text. This service is priced by the hour, rather than by the word, due to its necessarily open-ended nature.

Contact me with jobs and queries: timsyme at gmail dot com