Author Services

Lex Academic help academics and PhD students to place their work with leading journals and prestigious publishing houses.

Author Services

We are the proclaimed “secret weapon” of hundreds of published academics. Our confidential author service promises to transform your manuscript into submission-worthy prose. Purveying the finest author solutions, Lex Academic are poised to get your work into shipshape.

Whether you are after an exhaustive index, a reassuring proofread, or perhaps a more interventionist copy-edit, Lex Academic’s bespoke menu of editorial offerings are proven to make an impression with academic journals and major publishers alike.

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.

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Lex Academic are purveyors of extraordinary proofreading, promising clear and fault-free prose. We catch all errata: from misspellings and typographical errors, to infelicities in grammar and punctuation. In addition, we flag up all misused, unclear, or unidiomatic phraseology, proffering suggestions of our own where necessary. In short, Lex Academic’s proofreading is for those clients who need the peace of mind of knowing that their manuscript is absolutely fault-free.


Lex Academic copy-editing goes the extra mile in ensuring that your work is not only fault-free but significantly elevated in terms of style, tone, and diction. Our bright, intuitive editors impart your work with the elegance of native English at its finest, selecting words, phrases, and expressions that convey meaning without any compromises in clarity. 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.

Substantive editing

Lex Academic substantive editing is our most comprehensive and transformative author service. A subject expert will bond with your draft, making suggestions and emendations that reflect a deep understanding of your ideas. In so doing, your editor will help to clarify the respective components of your argument, reconstructing the text (where necessary) to foreground the originality of the content. Substantive editing is for those clients whose writing expects to reach a wider public, owing to which it needs to be truly extraordinary.


At Lex Academic, we relish the exacting task of compiling the index of your scholarly monograph or trade book. Our editor will pore through your text, collating all the key words, names, and places, creating an informative—and user-friendly—inventory of terms. We can create dedicated indexes for personal names (index nominum), places (index locorum), and words (index verborum).

Bibliography compiling

At Lex Academic, we create your bibliography on your behalf. Simply supply the text of your manuscript—with an indication of your citation style—and we will get to work organising a consistent and complete list of works cited. Every bibliography is carefully constructed by a subject expert to fit the precise requirements of your referencing conventions. To this end, we are conversant with the dominant citation styles for the sciences, medicine, humanities, and law (including APA, Chicago, Harvard, ICMJE, MLA, and OSCOLA).

“Lex Academic’s copyediting and indexing is brilliant. They took so much time with my manuscript—bonding with the subject matter and creating both flow and meaning. I have been so lucky to find them. I would choose Lex Academic for all my projects. They are champions!”

Dr. Barbara Hales (German Studies, University of Houston - Clear Lake)