Editing for classicists, by classicists

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

Thanks to being spearheaded by two Oxbridge-educated academics with backgrounds in ancient philosophy, Lex Academic is uniquely positioned to offer rigorous classics proofreading, copy-editing, indexing, and translation. We have guided academic classicists through every stage of the publishing process, from PhD theses and academic book proposals to papers now published in top-tier classics journals, including Apeiron, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, Classical Antiquity, Classical Philology, Classical Quarterly, History of Philosophy Quarterly, International Journal of the Classical Tradition, Journal of Ancient Philosophy, Journal of Hellenic Studies, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Journal of the History of Ideas, Méthexis, Mnemosyne, and Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy.

Our clients have landed book contracts with the likes of 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. Having launched and administered our very own Lex Academic Classics Scholarship, we understand the nature of academic competition and what it takes to succeed. With decades of experience (both professional/classical and editorial/technical), we have what it takes to steer academic classicists towards publication and career success. Our service is discreet and all work is anonymised before being assigned to a specialist.

With a global team of over 100 rigorously tested, PhD-educated classics editors from the world’s top universities, Lex Academic are the only author services company who will assign your classical studies manuscript to the perfect sub-specialist who understands the relevant literature, debates, and terminology. Whether you are working on classical archaeology, art history, Greek or Roman literature, classical and historical linguistics, classical philology, ancient philosophy, classical science and technology, palaeography, history of science in classical antiquity, non-Western classics, or reception studies, your work will be in the hands of experts.

With editors well-versed in Latin, ancient Greek, Quranic Arabic, French, German, Italian, as well as other languages, we guarantee that your work will be copy-edited by the appropriate expert. We are also able to extensively index Greek, Latin, and Arabic terms, providing separate indexes and/or glossaries for names, sources, regions, and topics. 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 classics proofreading services, as well as classical 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.

Can we help with anything else?

Ensure your manuscript is submission-ready with our bespoke Indexing services. We are famous for purveying extraordinary academic proofreading, copy-editing, and substantive 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).

"As a non-native English speaker working in academic philosophy, language can be an additional challenge to publish your research in the best journals. Lex Academic helped me turn my manuscripts into impeccable idiomatic style and clarity. They were fast, precise, and very flexible. My manuscripts have been subsequently accepted for publication in Erkenntnis, Philosophia, and Ratio. Highly recommended!"

Dr. Manuel Gustavo Isaac (Postdoctoral Mobility Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of St Andrews)