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Proofreaders and editors list

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Name and contactRateMore information
All Academic Editing

0437 032 178
NegotiableExperience with overseas students and in all subjects. Student discounts and quotes given
before starting work. With 20 years of experience, I’ve proofread hundreds of theses, books and journal articles. I also edit for Sydney University Press, Monash University Publishing and many other clients. I have studied at PhD level in English at UNSW and Cambridge University. Contact me any time for a CV and a quote.
Dr Cherry Russell

0410 247 290
$45 per 1,000 wordsA am a retired professor with extensive professional
editing experience. My particular expertise is in
social sciences, humanities, health sciences and
qualitative research, but I have edited theses in
a wide range of disciplines, including education,
architecture, engineering, medical science,
linguistics, economics and law. I have a strong
reputation for editing the work of students whose
first language is not English.
Elite Editing
National (based in Adelaide)
1800 246 558
Please go to: https://www.eliteediting.
Elite has provided premium academic editing to Australian university students and academic staff for 15 years. Our editors are drawn from academia and publishing houses, and all have PhDs or other suitable post-graduate qualifications. We accept only the cream of editor applicants and have in-house training and quality control not available to single operators. We edit all subject areas, and, with many great editors, we are there when you need us. Ask for a free sample edit of 500 words if you plan to submit a document of 20,000 words or more.
Floriana Badalotti - Artelingua
0432 511 286
from $0.02/wordOver 10 years' experience editing theses across Arts, Education, Psychology disciplines
Georgia Fagan

0430 948 164
$55/hrI am a Master of Philosophy (Arts and Social Sciences) student with extensive writing and editing experience in both academic and public facing writing. I currently proofread and edit for a research fellow at the University of Sydney.
Amy Smith
Sydney/Blue Mountains

Quote on request.BA English/French. Services: proofreading, structural editing, copyediting.
Dr Rhonda Daniels AE, Right with Rhonda
0491 629 760
Fixed price quote after seeing the full fileGet your thesis, article or application right with Dr Rhonda Daniels and impress the people you need to impress. As a full-time Accredited Editor and Professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors, Rhonda provides high quality editing to students and academics. Rhonda has a PhD from the University of Sydney and uses her academic and research experience to edit material in a wide range of disciplines. Rhonda can also advise on writing and publication.
Matthew Sidebotham
0414 580 825
Variable based on level of serviceIPEd Accredited, BELS Certified editing from a former academic, postgraduate researcher and book reviewer with over 20 years experience. Professional support for researchers and students with theses, articles, books, chapters, proposals and more. Working successfully with clients from over 120 publishers, universities and journals worldwide. Professional member IPEd, Editors NSW, Canberra Society of Editors, Board of Editing in the Life Sciences, Australasian Medical Writers Association, Australian Society for Technical Communication, ANZSI.
Dr. Nina Seja
Online assistance
I am happy to work with your budget.Precise, expert, and experienced proofreader. Extensive proofreading/editing, lecturing, and research experience across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Editing/proofreading capabilities also in nursing, electrical engineering, and more. I have over two decades of experience as a researcher/academic (Senior Lecturer, Communication Studies). I have strong background working with international students. I look forward to helping you succeed in your academic journey.
Tigger Wise

0429 984 766
$35 per hourSpecialising in preparing academic articles for publication in top-ranking journals across all disciplines. Many years of editing experience. Many satisfied published authors.
Wendy Monaghan Editing Services
Greater Sydney Region
0413 574 417
Please contact me for a quoteAn IPEd Accredited Editor and professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors with 16 years’ experience providing editing and proofreading services for students and academics. I will ensure your thesis is professionally edited according to the Guidelines for Editing Research Theses and formatted according to university guidelines. I will also provide feedback on your writing. I specialise in the humanities and social sciences but edit in other disciplines, including law, economics, engineering, psychology and health.
Steven C. Basford, MRes - eValue8 Academic

0412 727 892
Starting at $20 per thousand words - dependent on writing standard and time for completion.20-years international university experience. 10-years as a Registered Editor with The University of Adelaide, working on Theses, Dissertations, Journals, and Monographs. Expertise includes Accounting, Art History, Biological Sciences, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Health Administration, History, Int’l. Development, Int’l. Relations, Law, Leadership, Management, Philosophy, Politics, Project Management, and Social Work. Knowledgeable in all referencing style guides. Compliant to IPEd standards.

0416 141 146
Variable - email for free quoteHighly experienced journalist and editor, with
extensive written and oral communication
expertise - commercial radio news,
television current affairs and newspapers.
Experienced PhD editor, enjoy process of
translating technical information into palatable
plain English and pulling documents together
grammatically. Also edited many short
stories, research documents and recently edited
a book, which had been poorly translated from a Slavic language.
I have taught journalism, been sent on overseas assignments for
magazines and newspapers.

Elora Wilson/Dot Point Proofreading and Editing
$50/hour for proofreading services, $60/hour for copy editing. Rates can be negotiated for larger projects.A professional high-quality proofreader and editor with over five years of experience working in writing and communications. With a Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Arts, I know what it’s like to be the writer and the editor and I’m known for my attention to detail and excellent grasp of written tone. Getting your point across in a concise and effective manner doesn’t always come easy and I’m passionate about helping people create their best work.
EduPreneur Services International / Dr John Cokley
0413 004 138
From 3 cents per wordPhD, Masters and Honours research and coursework thesis editing and proofreading plus preparation and enhancement of peer-reviewed journal and conference submissions. Specialist academic areas: business, management, marketing, education, digital communication, arts, journalism, media studies, communication, theology, science and engineering. Since we launched in 2014, EduPreneur Services International has successfully assisted dozens of students from more than 10 universities. You can pay using PayPal (including credit card).
Margie Tubbs Editing Services
Blue Mountains NSW
0414 695 893
$65 per hour; will provide fixed price quoteProfessional, high-quality editing service, providing copy editing (grammar, punctuation, spelling, readability), formatting, and final proofreading. Very experienced in Education, Social Sciences and Humanities. Member of Institute of Professional Editors. For more information, please visit Margie Tubbs Editing Services website.
Dr. Yi Wen Qian

0403 019 980
$30/hr formatting, 35/hr proofreading/editing. Free quote.I have a PhD in medicine and specialise in medical and biomedical thesis formatting, proof reading, and editing. I can also assist in journal publications and figures formatting. I have extensive experience in editing theses for submission and journal articles for publishing. International students are welcome. Also fluent in spoken Mandarin.
Rob Ashton

0411 827 323
$50 per hourI am an experienced editor of theses and books.
I have a Diploma of Book Editing and Publishing
from Macleay College, a BA (Psychology), and a
Master of International Studies from the University of
Sydney. My main area of expertise is politics.
Merran Laver Eyeline Editing
Bywong, NSW
0401 492 580
$65 / hrMerran has been a freelance editor since working in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s publishing unit. She now enjoys copyediting postgraduate theses as well as a variety of reports, particularly in the health field. She also works with university students in Canberra as a Learning Support Advisor. Merran is a member of the national Institute of Professional Editors.
Marie-Louise Taylor
South Coast, NSW

0415 744 243
Approx. $30 per 1000 words, each job will be quoted according to word count and level of editing needed. I do not charge GST.I have extensive experience editing PhD and
Masters theses for academics and students
at various universities. Subject areas include
sociology, education, history, the arts and law. I
also regularly edit tertiary education textbooks on
a range of topics.

Edit Bureau
0410 150 696
$65/hrWe offer extensive editing services, depending on your requirements, budget and level of English.

At the most basic level, we provide proofreading (incorporating spelling, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure). At a more advanced level, we provide advice on writing style, tone, paragraph structure, referencing, formatting and statistics (within the guidelines set by your institution and following the ethical principles of IPEd). For a free quote, please contact us with a work sample, a word count and a deadline.
Lake Macquarie
0448 679 523
Special rate for students quoted per 1000 words and dependent on word count and level of input required (assessed from preview of sample chapterwI am a professional full-time freelance proofreader and copy editor with 10 years' experience of proofing theses for Australian and international students. These have covered a wide range of subjects - Agriculture, Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Climate Change, Finance etc.
Word Stylist
0400 652 400
40–80 dollars per hourI have a PhD in molecular cell biology, a qualification and 8 years’ experience as an editor and science communicator. I am a member of IPEd and AMWA. I am also a research and evaluation manager in the not-for-profit sector. I have interests in rare disease research that drives policy reform for better health care and disability systems.
Karin Hosking, Accredited Editor
Please email me your word count, time frame and a sample chapter to receive a no-obligation quote.Since 2012 I’ve copyedited over 150 theses from a wide range of disciplines and universities, plus over 200 journal papers, various grant applications and a handful of books. I’ve passed national and international editing exams and have a varied academic background, including a master’s degree by research. I particularly enjoy working with academics and students from diverse language backgrounds.

Thinking of having a thesis edited? It’s a good idea to make contact well in advance as I'm often fully booked several months ahead. Thank you.
Love Words Editing
0400 320 099
Refer to our pricing calculator: www.lovewordsediting
.com/pricing - Editing fees are based on the word count of the thesis and the turnarund time you select. All prices and turnaround options are listed on our website.
Owned by an academic with a PhD in politics who has authored many publications in high-impact journals, books & media. We have edited countless essays, theses, articles, research papers & grant proposals in 10 years' experience as editors and academics. We have expertise in all major citation styles.
Our skills in fixing grammar, spelling, punctuation, wordiness and redundancies are second to none. We offer clients valuable suggestions to improve writing style, flow, expression and structure. 100% satisfaction and on-time delivery guaranteed.
Monique Hohnberg
Sydney and Brisbane
0402 308 752
$45 per hour.I’ve taught Academic English at UTS, UNSW and QUT since 2008, and have proofread Ph.D. theses and published papers since 2014 on such subjects as robotics, communications, electronics, fine arts, sociology, solar energy, marketing, physics, psychology, law, medicine, film scripts and much more. I’m highly experienced with students whose English is not their first language. It’s important to have a stress-free proofreading and editing experience. I also work as a journalist, writer and photographer.
Capstone Editing
1800 224 468
Our fees for editing are based on the word length of the thesis and the turnaround time you select. All our prices and turnaround times are listed on our website.Capstone Editing is a specialist academic editing company. Underpinning every aspect of our business is our commitment to providing the finest-quality academic editing possible.

Our editors, who are also experienced academics, are specifically trained as academic editors, rather than as generalist editors. Combined, our editors have edited more academic documents than any other editing company in Australia. We are also the only company to offer after-pay services to our clients, making thesis editing more accessible.
White Elephant Editorial

$30/hour (negotiable based on work required)Master of Publishing (USyd 2016 graduate). Experienced editor of fiction, point of sale/marketing material, academic papers.
Rosemary Mulray
0407 945 310
Approx. $50/1000 wordsBSc (Immunobiology)/BA (Philosophy), Masters of Publishing. Experienced and very comfortable with technical and scientific, legal and arts documents. Very experienced with ESL students. Service for students includes formatting, reference checking and copy editing, but also very happy to adapt to your needs.
Janelle Cruickshank / The Proof Leader
0439 679 370
$30 per 1,000 wordsI am a freelance proofreader and editor, and hold
a BA in Professional Writing and Publishing from
Curtin University.

I have edited many assessment
pieces and postgraduate theses and dissertations
covering a wide range of subjects and fields; my
clients are mainly ESL students. I will copyedit or
proofread your assessment piece or thesis using
Track Changes in Microsoft Word.

Email me for
a free no-obligation quote and a discussion of
your requirements, or go to my website to use the
contact form.
Dr Gillian Begg

0421 437 685
Hourly rate or a fixed quote based on samples of work (from $25/1000 words)I am an experienced scientific writer, having
spent 16 years in protein biochemistry research
in Australia and the US prior to 15 years as an
academic editor. I specialise in research papers,
grant proposals and theses from any scientific
discipline, including engineering, social sciences,
medicine and finance. Many of my clients are ESL;
as well as proofreading, I edit to improve clarity,
expression and the flow of argument to publication
standard. Second round editing is included if required.
Dr Lisa Lines, AE
All services provided online
1800 224 468
Upfront and transparent pricing. Reasonable rates and after-pay services available: one of Australia’s most experienced specialist
academic editors, I have edited thousands of
academic documents throughout my editing career spanning
over 20 years thus far. I am an Accredited Editor
with the Institute of Professional Editors and a
professional member of the Canberra Society
of Editors. Capstone Editing offers interest-free
repayment plans, allowing students to pay for their
thesis editing in instalments.
Ellipsis Editing
0410 802 391
Rates are based on word count. We offer proofreading services and more extensive copy editing services. We also offer discounted rates for students. For a rough estimate, go to: eight years experience providing proofreading and copy editing services to academic publishers and writers, we're sure we can provide the highest quality service for reasonable prices. We treat each project with the care and attention it deserves, and we collaborate with you to get the best possible publishing outcome.
Sugarapple Communications
Brisbane, QLD
Rates vary according to the level of work required. Please email me with your request and I will provide an obligation-free quoteI have over 30 years’ experience in academic research in human and molecular genetics, epidemiology and biostatistics, and have published extensively in peer reviewed journals. I
comply with IPEd guidelines for academic thesis editing, and provide suggestions for improving readability and flow of ideas. Please email me with some details of what you need help with, your degree program and any relevant deadlines, and I’ll get in touch. Your documents will be kept strictly confidential/

Last updated June 2022.

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