Academic publishing

If you are wasting precious time trying to express yourself accurately for publication in English when it isn’t your native language, I can clarify and focus your writing so that your ideas come across clearly and the style is right.  As former editor-in-chief of a foreign policy journal, I have years of experience in publishing for both general-interest and specialist audiences.

My background is in international relations and the humanities (Middle Eastern history and art history, classical Greek and Latin studies, philosophy, and English literature).  After living and studying in Cairo for many years, I also have special knowledge of the contemporary Middle East and modern Islam. I read Danish, French, and Arabic as well as Latin and Greek.

What my clients say:

It is a wonderful feeling to see your text becoming fluid and easy to read.
Torsten Hylen
Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden

I would definitely recommend you as the most capable language editor I have worked with. I especially liked how you distinguish between actual errors and stylistic choices, and that you often explain why you suggest corrections/alterations.
Marianne Pade
Director, Danish Academy in Rome and Professor of Classical Philology and Languages, Aarhus University

I love that after your proofreading, I still feel that it is my text and my words – just much, much better.
Sine Grov Saxkjær
The Danish Institute in Rome

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Lucy is very empathetic to the language, style, and field she works with. Her work is precise and thorough, while also expressing respect for the content.
Rachel C. Smith, Centre for Advanced Visualisation and Interaction, Aarhus University
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Lucy is excellent at what she does because she works with the project and the text, rather than simply applying conventional standards onto a piece of writing. As a reader she listens to the text, and her editing captures the tone and the voice of the author – aiming to make it clear and distinct.
Nanna Schneidermann
Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University

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Lucy engages with the texts, not just correcting errors but also revising for clarity and coherence. Not surprisingly, she has many return clients.
Stacey Cozart, Senior Consultant, Language Services
Faculty of Arts
Aarhus University

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I would absolutely recommend you. It has been a pleasure to work with you, as you have provided me with thorough feedback not only on good English style, but also on how well my text actually communicates what I intended.
Thomas Binder
KADK, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Design School

Lucy is a very careful editor. She read my intentions – including where they were unclear to me!
Anne Lise Dalsgaard
Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University

Lucy’s editing made my language more elegant without changing the meaning. I felt in safe hands.
Pernille Leth-Espensen
Department of Aesthetics and Communication/Art History
Aarhus University

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Lucy’s work is very accurate. If she is not sure of something, she queries it in the text. You can simply trust her work.
Natalia Bachour
East Asia Institute, University of Zurich

Your comments and suggestions were precise, easy to understand and respectful to the text while really improving it.
Morten Schütt
Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University

Serious and dedicated editing/translation that allows you to forget your linguistic worries and enjoy the beauty of well-written English.
Ole Davidsen
Associate Professor, Old and New Testament Studies
Aarhus University

What usually escapes me (and probably most non-native speakers) is how to express things clearly and elegantly. That’s called style, I guess, and Lucy’s editing remedied this probably inevitable shortcoming.
Henning Sievert
Department of Islamic Studies, University of Zurich

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