Editing for researchers, by researchers
Specialising in the humanities and social sciences, our bespoke author service at Lex Academic combines two strands of outstanding 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.
Our venerable clientele have placed their work with PLOS One, Public Law, Mind & Language, The Classical Review, The Classical Quarterly, Journal of Philosophy, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Bayesian Analysis, 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.
We are especially valuable in our capacity as publication consultants. Our Founding Editor, Professor Constantine Sandis, has helped hundreds of academics worldwide win contracts with university presses and publishing houses, enabling promotion and tenure within competitive academic faculties. Throughout his impressive academic career—and now as Lex Academic’s Publication Consultant—Professor Sandis skilfully appraises proposals for the likes of Routledge, Oxford University Press, and Palgrave Macmillan (amongst others), providing truly invaluable feedback on how to make your proposal as attractive as possible to your dream publisher.
Our mission is to give you a competitive advantage in academic publishing
Based in Chelsea, London, we are an author services firm purveying the very finest proofreading in the world. Our attention to detail is entirely unmatched by our generic competitors. Spearheaded by Oxbridge-educated academics, we boast 20 years’ editorial experience with over 100 research publications between us.
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 are proudly staffed by editors with PhDs from the world’s most illustrious institutions. Our Managing Director, Louise Chapman, guides and 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, 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.