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Proofreaders and editors list

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Tigger Wise
Sydney University
0429 984 766
$35 per hourReliable. Professional. Sympathetic. Many years’ experience editing journal articles, book chapters and theses.
Grace MacKenzie
0435 192 553
$35 per 1000 words, additional fee may apply for quick turnaround/level of edit requiredWith post-graduate education in editing and publishing from UTS and a strong eye for detail, I would love to help you deliver work that communicates effectively. I have worked with many ESL students and have significant experience in arts and health. Prompt response to emails and flexible work hours. I would love to hear from you!
Dr Lisa Lines, AE
Canberra, ACT
1800 224 468
My fees for editing are based on the word length of the thesis and the turnaround time you select. All my prices and turnaround times are listed on my website.As one of Australia’s most experienced specialist academic editors, I have edited thousands of academic documents, including more than 400 postgraduate theses and 1,500 journal articles throughout my prestigious editing career spanning over 18 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 is the only editing service in Australia that offers interest-free repayment plans, allowing students to pay for their thesis editing in instalments.
Margie Tubbs Editing Services
0414 695 893
Fixed price quote, based on word count, sample of work and urgencyA professional high-quality editing service, providing copy editing (grammar, punctuation, spelling, readability) and final proofreading. Very experienced in Education, Social Sciences and the Humanities. Member of Editors NSW and IPEd. For more information visit website.
Tony Hollick
0477 990 297
Call during office hours only, please.
$40 per hourIPEd. member and ESL specialist offering thorough triple-editing (proofreading) service for international students only. See 'About Tony' on my website for my qualifications, experience and to learn more about me. My areas of editing (proofreading) are business, economics, development economics, private sector development, agriculture and fisheries, mining, trade, infrastructure, politics, government/governance, socioeconomics, food security, water and sanitation, disability, health, viruses/pandemics, rural development, gender equality, women's studies, education, environmental studies, arts, culture, humanities, social sciences and, obviously, TESOL.
Camilla Cripps Editing Services
Sydney - Wollongong - Newcastle
Set rate per 1000 words, depending on level of editing and ESL background. Please email for an obligation free set-price quote.Tertiary qualified, experienced and trusted editor and proofreader with over 15+ years in the industry. Professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors, Australia. Friendly, flexible, and available for tight deadlines. ESL specialist. All topics considered.
John Mahony
0437 032 178
NegotiableI have experience 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 and journal articles. I also edit for Sydney University Press, ANU Press, Monash University Publishing and many other clients. I have studied at PhD level in English at UNSW and Cambridge University. Contact me anytime for a CV and a quote.
Dr. Nina Seja, PhD (NYU)
Auckland (Skype available)
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 experience also in Nursing/Law. I am an active researcher/academic (Senior Lecturer, Communication Studies).
Karin Hosking
Please email me an estimate of the number of words you need edited, your time frame, and a couple of sample chapters and I’ll provide a no-obligation quote.I spent 14 years working as an editor and research assistant for CSIRO in Canberra, where I worked on journal papers, book chapters and reports across diverse scientific disciplines. Now self-employed, I have copyedited many theses, journal manuscripts and books. I have passed national and international editing exams and particularly enjoy working with students and academics from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Nicki Raymond
Please email for a quote.We are efficient and friendly specialist proofreaders. We work with social science, medical and healthcare writings. No project is too big or too small for us, and we will often work around the clock to tackle your deadlines.We are based in Queensland, however, we work with clients throughout Australia.
Peter King
Lake Macquarie
0448 679 523
Special rate for students – quoted per 1000 words and varies depending on word count and level of editing required
(assessed from preview of sample chapter).
I am a professional full‐time freelance proofreader and copy editor (and Adult Literacy tutor) with several 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
I can proof electronically or in hard copy.
Edit Bureau
0410 150 696
For a quote, please contact me with a sample of your work, a word count, and a deadline.I am a published author in the fields of public health, education, and medicine, and have produced work for academic journals, the Cancer Council, Cancer Australia, and the Cochrane Collaboration. I offer an extensive range of editing services, depending on your requirements, budget, and level of English. Specialist academic areas: health sciences, education, business, philosophy, computer science.
Michael Ward
0451 227 330
02 9569 1897
$28–$33 per 1,000 words (based on sample chapter or section)Extensive experience in editing and proofing complex documents, including academic journal articles and post-graduate papers. I am able to ensure consistency and clarity in writing, correcting spelling and punctuation errors, ensuring correct grammatical usage and formatting citations and references to guidelines /style requirements. Also, subject to academic guidelines, I can provide suggested edits to improve clarity and readability.
Sarah Ambrose
NegotiableI am a qualified editor with extensive experience in proofreading and editing work across academic and creative writing. I currently work in the publishing industry, work well with tight deadlines, and can offer either digital (track changes, comments) or hardcopy editing depending on client requirements. My fields of expertise include Media and Communications, Marketing, Arts, History, though I have also edited written work in fields such as Criminology, Law and Psychology. Previous clients have included those from non-English speaking backgrounds and sufferers of dyslexia. My degrees include a Master of Publishing and a Diploma of Editing and Publishing.
Dr Floriana Badalotti-Artelingua
0432 511 286
From $20 for 1000 words (full quote based on text sample and requirements)Expert, flexible and friendly academic editor with extensive experience in the university sector. I have qualifications in Psychology, Translation Studies and TESOL. My areas of expertise include Education, Social Sciences, Psychology, Nursing, Linguistics and Language Studies, qualitative research, and discourse analysis, but I've edited theses in all sorts of disciplines. I can also help with formatting and Endnote. For more information see website.
Christine Cranney
0449 779 577
NegotiableI am a journalist with a law degree and a Master of Journalism. I have proofread and edited a diverse range of copy for organisations and individuals, as well as theses and essays for university students from different faculties.
Elite Editing
1800 246 558
Please see website for rates. Elite Editing employs many highly skilled PhD-qualified editors with experience across the full range of thesis subject matter. Because we are an editing business, we will always have editors available when you need them, and we can manage urgent jobs as required. Our editor selection and training processes are designed to ensure that you will receive the best possible service, and we deliver it at a competitive price. Our service includes comprehensive text editing, full document formatting, and reference editing and crosschecking. Elite’s editors are thesis specialists with extensive experience in editing for students from non-English speaking backgrounds.
Jenny Ward
0416 141 146
Costs vary according to size of documents and work involved. Email for free quoteI am a journalist and communications professional with extensive experience working in both the private and public sectors along with not for profit. I am Sydney based and can work with people anywhere.  I have highly developed written and verbal communication and organisational skills. I am a keen and active listener and enjoy other people’s stories. I have edited innumerable inhouse publications, government documents and political speeches and presentations, government submissions along with brochures, newsletters and flyers.
Wendy Monaghan
Blue Mountains
0413 574 417
Please enquire for quote I am a professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and an IPEd Accredited Editor with 16 years’ experience providing high-quality editing and proofreading services to students, academics, NGOs and businesses. My editing conforms to the ‘Australian standards for editing practice’. I will ensure your thesis is not only professionally edited according to the ‘Guidelines for editing research theses’ but also print-ready and formatted according to your university guidelines. I will also provide feedback on your writing. Although I specialise in the humanities and social sciences, I have professionally edited theses in many other disciplines, including law, economics, engineering and health. Sample edits available. Please see my website for more information.
Merran Laver
Bywong, NSW 
0401 492 580
Quoted cost range based on hourly rate ($65/hr) and estimated time to complete workMerran has been a freelance editor for more than 10 years, since working in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s publishing unit. She now enjoys copy editing PhD and Masters theses as well as a variety of reports and other editing / writing jobs in a range of disciplines; and also works with university students in Canberra as a Learning Support Advisor. Merran is a member of the national Institute of Professional Editors.
Ziyad Springborg
Glebe, Sydney
0438 618 876
$35 per hourProfessional, reliable and friendly. Over ten years' experience editing/proofreading books, journal articles and theses in the humanities and social sciences for Australian and international clients.
Dr Rhonda Daniels AE
02 9521 8381
Fixed price quote based on seeing the editing work required and word countGet your thesis right with Dr Rhonda Daniels and avoid annoying your examiners with distracting errors. As an Accredited Editor (Institute of Professional Editors) and a professional member of Editors NSW, Rhonda provides high quality professional editing services to students and academics. Rhonda has a PhD in management from the University of Sydney and uses her academic experience to edit a wide range of disciplines and academic material. Rhonda can also provide advice on research, writing and publication processes. More information on website.
Monique Hohnberg
Sydney and Brisbane
0402 308 752
$45phI've taught Academic English at UTS and UNSW since 2008, and have proofread Ph.D. theses and published papers on such subjects as robotics, electronics, fine arts, sociology, marketing, physics, psychology, law, chemistry, medicine, and much more. Please see my website for testimonials. 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.
Dr Cherry Russell
02 9398 5587
0410 247 290
Student rate $28-$33 per 1,000 words (based on sample chapter or section)I am a retired professor in social and health sciences, author of 2 books and more than 30 scholarly papers and with 30 years’ experience in research thesis supervision and examination. I have more than 10 years’ professional editing experience, specialising in theses, course assignments and journal articles. 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. I offer standard proofreading and copy editing as well as structural editing and formatting to ensure your document conforms to the highest academic standards. I am committed to providing a timely and professional service. You will receive a print-ready version of your document and detailed feedback on your writing. Because I charge by the word, you know the exact cost in advance.
Anna Perkins
From $30/1,000 words. Costs vary according to word-count and required turnaround time. Please email me a sample chapter and details of the full written work for a no-obligation quote. I have extensive experience writing academically, creatively, and professionally, holding both a BA (Advanced) (Honours) in Linguistics from USyd, and a BA (Psychology), with a sub-major in History, Politics and Philosophy from WSU. I provide proofreading, editing and formatting services for academic and general written works, as well as original content creation for websites, blogs, and written publications.
Rob Ashton
Ultimo, Sydney
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.
Sharon Johnatty, PhD
Brisbane, QLD
0431 167 357
Rates vary depending on the level of editing required. Please contact me for a quote.I have over 30 years’ experience in academic research primarily in the biomedical sciences, with expertise in human and molecular genetics, biostatistics and epidemiology. I am the lead analyst and author of several peer-reviewed publications, and have served as a reviewer for institutional research grants and leading research journals. I comply with IPEd guidelines for academic thesis editing, and provide suggestions for improving readability and flow of ideas. I can offer basic editing for English language grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as advanced scientific editing for accuracy, clarity and structure. I also work with non-native English speakers and can offer a certificate of English language editing if required. If you email me a draft of your document, some details about your degree program, and what you specifically need help with, I’ll be happy to send you a quote. Your document will be kept strictly confidential.
Dr Gillian Begg
0421 437 685
$45/hour. Send me a sample of your work for a fixed quote (most are in the range of $25-35/1000 words). Sample edit provided on request.I am an experienced scientific writer, having spent 16 years in biochemical research in Australia and the US followed by 12 years as an academic editor. I specialise in scientific research papers and theses from any discipline; I have edited manuscripts on everything from engineering to social sciences, medicine and finance. The majority of my clients are non-native English speakers, and my aim is to not only correct spelling, grammar and punctuation, but to improve clarity and expression to publication standard. I will identify issues with the logical flow of argument and check figures and tables for ease of comprehension. Second round editing is included if required.
Dr. Megan Cross
Our fees for editing are based on the word length of a document and the service and turnaround time chosen. Clients can use our online calculator to find the price for a document.Senior Scientific and Medical Editor
Estelle Hoen
0413 500 035
$28 per 1000 wordsI am an experienced and qualified translator, proofreader and editor. I offer fast and quality service in copywriting, editing and proofreading theses and academic papers. My expertise includes science, literature, arts and humanities. I provide print-­ready documents and annotated feedback, and I can also give you tips on how to improve your awriting. Contact me for a free 200 word sample. I am happy to discuss your needs in more detail, and I am available to meet in person if you are based in Sydney.
Marie-Louise Taylor
Narrawallee, NSW
0415 744 243
$45 per hourI have extensive experience editing PhD and Masters theses for academics and students at various universities. Subject areas include sociology, education, history, the arts and tax law. I also regularly edit tertiary education textbooks on a range of topics.
Janelle Cruickshank
Chermside West, Brisbane
0439 679 370 (SMS preferred) 
$30 per 1,000 words or part thereofI am a freelance proofreader and copyeditor, on a quest to aid others in the pursuit of spelling, grammar and punctuation excellence! I have edited many assessment pieces and postgraduate theses covering a wide range of subjects and fields; most of these were for ESL students. I will copyedit (spelling, grammar, punctuation, tense, usage and syntax) or proofread (correct textual and visual errors in material to prepare for printing) 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.
Matthew Sidebotham AE, ELS
0414 580 825
$27.50 + GST/1000 words (>5000 words)An IPEd Accredited, BELS certified editor & former academic, researcher & book reviewer for scholarly journals. Experience working with 50+ universities & publishers worldwide on books, chapters, theses, conference papers, articles, proposals & more.
Katie Poidomani
0402 904 301
Email me a 2-page sample, word count and timeframe, and I’ll provide an obligation free quote          Professional IPEd member with over 10 years thesis editing experience. I am also TESOL qualified, so I have extensive experience working with overseas students. More information about my service and client testimonials can be found on my website.
Amy Smith
0481 741 494
Quote on request: a sample of your writing will allow me to provide you with an accurate quote.I majored in English and French in my undergraduate degree and am now enrolled in English Honours. I have completed a Proofreading and Editing course with Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education. Professionally, I work in a communications role. Services: structural editing and proofreading.  
Steven Basford, MRes.
South Australia
0412 727 892
Variable from $20 per 1000 words with prepayment discounts – dependent on editing or proofreading, the scope of the work, and timeline. 10-years as a Registered Editor with The University of Adelaide. Theses, Dissertations, and ESL specialist. Subjects include Art History, History, Leadership, Management, Project Management, Governance, Politics, International Relations, International Development, Philosophy, Law, Accounting, Economics, and Finance, Health Administration, and Social Work. Expertise in reference style AGLC, Chicago, Cambridge, APA, Harvard, et al.
Falak Helwani
40–80 dollars per 1,000 words. Jobs are quoted separately and depend on the level of English, word count and timeframe. Visit my website to fill in a client application form, or you can email or phone.About me: PhD in cell biology; published author; edited theses, thesis proposals, journal articles and a variety of other documents since 2014; experience editing across various disciplines; enjoy helping ESL writers; casual copyeditor for research institutes at University of Queensland; member of IPEd and Australasian Medical Writers Association. My goal is to perfect your document's language, style and layout to achieve consistency, accuracy and completeness.
Angela Damis
Sydney-based; work nationally
Students will find my prices very reasonable.I’m an academic editor with 20 years’ experience, in the humanities, law and business. I’ve been an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors since 2011. My client Cambridge University Press has called me one of its ‘best editors’. I greatly enjoy working on theses, and am particularly keen on improving communication clarity. I have worked in referencing styles such as AGLC, APA 6/7, Australian Government Style Manual, Chicago Manual of Style and Harvard.
Rosemary Mulray
$40-$50/hr, or approximately $20/1000wds, maximum of $2000 for 100,000wd thesisI am a knowledge and words nerd with a background in science and philosophy. With an M.A. in Publishing and more than 4 years of experience freelancing, I help students and professionals alike make the most of their research. I believe that academic and technical language should be as pleasant to read as it is informative, with high lexical density and zero compromises on content.
EduPreneur Services International
0413 004 138
From AU2c per word + GSTDirector: Dr John Cokley, PhD (Jour), MBA, BBus (Comm), GCertEd, DipRelStud. I have been a PhD-qualified academic examiner, supervisor and journal reviewer since 2005. Specialist areas include journalism, media studies, communication, business, management, marketing, education, digital communication, arts, theology, science and engineering. I am a full member of the Institute of Professional Editors. Rates range from 2 cents per word (+GST) for standard proofreading to 10 cents per word (+GST) for urgent reading and interactive editing. You can pay by PayPal (including credit card).
Ellipsis Editing
0410 802 391
Costs vary depending on the service required and word length. Student discounts are offered. Go to our website for details.Chris Marcatili has been editing academic writing for eight years, and started Ellipsis Editing in 2018. Ellipsis Editing specialises in working with Australian and international academics, particularly in the arts and social sciences. We have worked on texts published by Cambridge University Press, Bloomsbury, Palgrave Macmillan and others. Ellipsis Editing offers a flexible and affordable service and we work to an exceptional standard.
Elora Wilson
$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. At work, 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.
Dr. Yi Wen Qian
0403 019 980
$30/hr formatting, 35/hr proofreading/editing. Free quote and first 2000 word free (for articles over 20k words).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.

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