Editing for philosophers, by philosophers

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

Thanks to being spearheaded by two Oxbridge-educated academic philosophers, Lex Academic is uniquely positioned to offer rigorous philosophy proofreading, copy-editing, indexing, and translation. We have guided academic philosophers through every stage of the publishing process, from PhD theses and academic book proposals to papers now published in top-tier journals, including Mind and the Journal of Philosophy. Our clients have landed book contracts with the likes of Cambridge University Press, and some have won impressive grants with the European Research Council, British Academy, and Templeton Foundation. We understand the nature of academic competition and have decades of experience (both professional/philosophical and editorial/technical) to steer academic philosophers 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 philosophy editors, Lex Academic are the only author services company who will assign your philosophy manuscript to the perfect sub-specialist who understands the relevant literature, debates, and terminology. Whether you are working on Kant, metaphysics, experimental philosophy, moral philosophy, the history of ideas, or the latest cutting-edge article in the philosophy of film, your work will be in the hands of experts. With editors well-versed in Latin, ancient Greek, French, German, Italian, as well as formal logic, we guarantee that your work will be copy-edited by the appropriate expert. 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.

Lex Academic is officially recommended by journals such as Utilitas and the Journal of Applied Philosophy. We are also the proud sponsors of Philosophical Psychology’s Lex Academic Essay Prize on Understanding Bias, the Lex Academic Prize in Philosophy of Action and Ethics (awarded jointly with the Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy (SIFA) and Argumenta), and the website of the British Wittgenstein Society.

Get in touch

To enquire about our philosophy proofreading services, as well as philosophical translation and indexing, please email philosophy@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 Bibliography Compiling 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.

"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)