I offer freelance editing services for a wide range of project types. As a broadly trained social scientist (PhD in Geography) with significant writing, editing, and teaching experience in interdisciplinary social science and humanities contexts, I am well prepared to edit academic works in a range of fields. I have specific topical expertise in the fields of human geography, feminist and gender studies, and animal studies and can provide substantive (i.e., content or developmental) editing in these areas. I also provide copyediting in the form of technical editing and style editing services for any field. Examples of publishing projects for which I offer editing services:

  • book manuscripts
  • edited collections
  • journal articles
  • funding proposals
  • book proposals
  • job materials (cover letters, CVs, research and teaching statements, etc.)

In addition to academic editing, I also have a background in creative writing and literature (BA, Sarah Lawrence College) and can provide copyediting for:

  • novels
  • short stories
  • memoirs
  • graphic novels
  • creative nonfiction

Why copyediting?
Copyediting can make a significant difference in how others perceive and receive your written work. Whether you are submitting a grant proposal for funding, an article to a scholarly journal, or a book manuscript to a publisher, copyediting adds a level of polish that sets your writing apart from unedited work. A well-edited manuscript, for example, will likely do better in the journal or publisher review process, which may lead to more successful and efficient publishing. A perfectly polished grant proposal, cover letter, or CV will stand out against other applicants.

Interested in copyediting?
Please contact me directly with any questions about my services or to receive an estimate for an editing project. I am happy to talk with you about: your project; what level of copyediting would benefit your work; timeline and turnaround times; rates; and more details about the copyediting process.

Get in touch: contact.kgillespie@gmail.com

Read more about what to expect in the copyediting process here (article by former copyeditor, Wendy Laura Belcher).