Editing for researchers, by researchers
Our bespoke author service at Lex Academic combines two strands of venerable editorial expertise. First, our technical language copy-editing aims at perfecting scholarly work—from the level of argumentation to the finer points of punctuation. Second, our broader editorial wisdom directs your scholarship towards the most appropriate journals and publishing houses. This 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 specialise in the humanities and social sciences, with increasing experience in STEM subjects.
Our mission is to give you a competitive advantage in academic publishing
Based in Chelsea, London, we are an author services firm with a humane mission. Spearheaded by Oxbridge-educated academics, we boast 20 years’ editorial experience with over 100 research publications between us. We have particularly strong expertise in Classics and Philosophy proofreading.
We appreciate the challenges encountered by academics in the hyper-competitive publishing space, especially those who are not native speakers of English. While our editing service may be considered a competitive advantage in gaining entry to the top journals, it also helps to level the playing field for those who might otherwise be held back by writing in their second or third language. Language should never be a barrier to publication: that is why a proportion of our profits go towards our two Lex Academic Scholarships, funds that support humanities and science postgraduate students with dyslexia.
We have looked after the manuscripts of hundreds of academics and PhD students, enabling native and non-native English speakers alike to place their work with leading journals and prestigious publishing houses. Our clients have placed their work with The Classical Review, The Classical Quarterly, Journal of Philosophy, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Bayesian Analysis, Mind, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, European Journal of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, and Ratio.
We are proudly staffed by editors with PhDs from the world’s most illustrious institutions. Our Managing Director, Louise Chapman, quality controls the entire editorial process, meaning that all work is scrupulously scrutinised before being reunited with its author. Clients can, of course, request that Louise edits their work.
Our unparalleled author service ensures your work is submission-ready with a tailored menu of proofreading and editing services that promote publication success. Our services extend to editing grant funding applications (e.g., European Research Council, Leverhulme, British Academy, Wellcome Trust, and AHRC/ESRC), as well as MPhil and PhD dossiers. It is our mission to get your academic career off to a flying start.