Editing for anthropologists, by anthropologists

Spearheaded by two Oxbridge-educated academics, Lex Academic is uniquely positioned to offer rigorous anthropology proofreading, copy-editing, indexing, and translation.

Thanks to being spearheaded by two Oxbridge-educated academics, Lex Academic is uniquely positioned to offer rigorous anthropology proofreading, copy-editing, indexing, and translation. Our CEO wrote her Cambridge PhD on Kant’s moral anthropology, while our COO, Professor Constantine Sandis, spent his career on understanding others, straddling the philosophy of action and behavioural economics. Together, we have guided academic anthropologists through every stage of the publishing process, from PhD theses and academic book proposals to papers now published in top-tier journals, including Aboriginal History, American Anthropologist, American Journal of Human Biology, Anthropologia, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Anthropological Quarterly, Anthropological Research, Anthropological Theory, Anthropologischer Anzeiger, Anthropology Today, Ethnohistory, Evolutionary Anthropology, Journal of Material Culture, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Latin American Antiquity, Medical Anthropology, Oceania, and Social Analysis. 

Our clients have landed book contracts with the likes of Berghahn Books, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, Routledge, Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, and Palgrave Macmillan, as well as winning impressive grants with the European Research Council and the British Academy. We understand the nature of academic competition and have decades of experience in steering academic anthropologists towards publication and career success. Our service is discreet and all work is anonymised before being assigned to a specialist. We understand the nature of writing in anthropology and always try to hone the balance between honouring an academic’s particular style and voice (which is so central to the narrative virtues of anthropological and ethnographic discourse) and editing for rigour, scholarliness, clarity, and originality.

With an esteemed team of over 100 rigorously tested anthropology editors, Lex Academic are the only author services company who will assign your manuscript to a specialist who understands the literature, debates, and terminology that is relevant to your research. Whether you are working on ethnography, cultural anthropology, social anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology, palaeoanthropology, primatology, physical anthropology, or archaeology, your work will be in the hands of experts.

All our editorial work is finalised in-house by PhD-educated professional copy editors who will ensure your work is immaculately formatted for your target publication. 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.

Get in touch

To enquire about our anthropology proofreading services, as well as anthropology translation and indexing, please email editor@lexacademic.com or complete our short contact form. Your enquiry will be treated with the utmost confidence and we endeavour to reply within two hours.

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Ensure your manuscript is submission-ready with our bespoke Indexing and Developmental Editing services. We are famous for purveying extraordinary academic proofreading, copy-editing, and developmental editing. Our impeccable author services include correcting all typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. Where desired, we can make stylistic and substantive changes to your work that promise a powerful first impression with major publishers. Our authors have published with all of the top-tier publishing houses, including Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Peter Lang, Princeton University Press, and Routledge.

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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.

Book Indexing Services

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

"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)