Levelling the playing field for international researchers in the social sciences, arts, and humanities

Our academic editing and translation services support non-native researchers and PhD students, as well as established authors, with impeccable proofreading, copy-editing, translation, and indexing. We pledge publication success.

Corporate Members of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading

Spearheaded by research-active academics in the humanities and social sciences, we are a refreshingly authentic author services company. We are a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP). Our membership reflects our commitment to the highest standards in proofreading and editing, and attests to our ethos of superlative editorial rigour. These values are imparted to every editor we examine and subsequently recruit, and our in-house editorial processes bear out the CIEP’s firm emphasis on exceptional quality in written communication.

Editing for researchers, by researchers

Our highly engaged author service at Lex Academic combines two strands of exemplary editorial expertise. First, our technical language copy-editing aims to perfect scholarly work—from the logical level of argumentation to the finest points of punctuation. Second, our intimate knowledge of the most competitive peer-reviewed journals reflects our unparalleled academic consulting prowess. We empower you to place your work in career-enhancing outlets through exemplary editing and unmatched acquaintance with journal processes and peer-reviewer expectations. Our powerful conjunction of academic research expertise and the most exacting linguistic standards constitutes a proven formula in getting your work accepted for publication the first time around. We care for and nurture our inspirational clients, leading them from draft to publication in a reliable, professional process that advances one’s career and vastly broadens one’s publication horizons. Through our careful interventions, we can elevate the scholarly register of any manuscript, helping to engage your reader as effectively as possible with your ideas, whether you are working in the high humanities or the quantitative social sciences.

Our extraordinary clients have placed their work with Nature, PLOS One, Journal of Financial Economics, European Economic Review, Economic EnquiryPublic Law, Mind & Language, The Classical Review, The Classical Quarterly, Journal of Philosophy, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Bayesian Analysis, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Mind, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Social Policy and Society, Synthese, Ratio, and countless others.

Gain a significant competitive advantage in academic publishing

Our unparalleled author service ensures your work is submission-ready with a tailored menu of proofreading, editing, and consulting services that promote publication success. Our support extends to editing grant funding applications (e.g., European Research Council, Leverhulme, British Academy, Wellcome Trust, and AHRC/ESRC), academic job applications (including teaching philosophies, CVs, and impact cases), and PhD dossiers. It is our mission to get your academic career off to a flying start.

Other author services

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Academic Proofreading

Proofreading is for those clients who need the peace of mind of knowing that their manuscript is absolutely fault-free.


Academic Copy-Editing

Copy-editing is for those clients who are hoping to improve the overall style and concision of their writing, while making a guaranteed impression with academic journals.

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Substantive Academic Editing

Substantive editing is for those clients whose writing expects to reach a wider public, owing to which it needs to be truly extraordinary.


Lex Academic are a listed supplier of academic translation services in dozens of elite universities, including Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Universität Luzern, Universität Ulm, and Università di Torino.

Book Indexing Services

Lex Academic crafts dedicated indexes for personal names (index nominum), places (index locorum), and words (index verborum).

PhD Proofreading

Reduce the risk of minor corrections with a bespoke PhD edit, specially tailored to the doctoral examination. Learn about our Academic Proofreading for PhDs.

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Publishing Support

At Lex Academic, we offer a range of publishing support services, from multilingual translation and global image rights procurement, to picture research and literary agency liaison.

Impact & Outreach

At Lex Academic, we understand that you want your research to have the great possible reach, especially in a climate where tenure and research impact are tightly intertwined.

Lex Academic® is a beloved editorial resource of academics worldwide

We have supported thousands of academics and global institutions

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"Lex Academic copyedited my new book for Oxford University Press. I was extremely impressed with the entire editorial process, which significantly shortened the time I would have needed to submit the manuscript to the publisher. The editing was excellent and delivered in a timely manner. The editor was careful and meticulous, suggesting very well-judged, editorial interventions. Lex Academic offers an outstanding service and I do not hesitate to recommend it to all researchers in need of rigorous, academic, editorial support for their publications."

Professor Luciano Floridi (Oxford Internet Institute)