Our humane mission
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 in the humanities, social sciences, law, and business with over 100 research publications between us (and hundreds more edited).
We appreciate the challenges encountered by authors in the competitive academic publishing space, especially those who are not native speakers of English. At Lex Academic, we don’t believe that language should be a barrier to publication. That is why a proportion of our profits go towards our three Lex Academic Scholarships, funds that support research 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 Mind, Feminist Modernist Studies, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Journal of Business Research, The Journal of Hellenic Studies, The Review of Metaphysics, Oxford Art Journal, Classical Review, Ancient Philosophy, and many others.
We are proudly, nay uniquely, staffed by editors with PhDs from the world’s most illustrious institutions. We match each client to the most appropriate and accomplished subject editor. 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 boutique 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., 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.
We are especially beloved by those who have been ripped off and let down by faceless proofreading firms. Indeed, our clients return to us time and again because we offer a service that they can trust.