Academic 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. We are purveyors of extraordinary proofreading, copy-editing, indexing, and translation in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM.

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. We also offer academic translation services from French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish into English.

Our services extend to editing grant funding applications (e.g., European Research Council, Horizon 2020, Leverhulme, British Academy, Wellcome Trust, and AHRC/ESRC), as well as MPhil, MBA, and PhD dossiers. It is our mission to get your academic career off to a flying start.

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Academic Proofreading

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.

Academic Copy-Editing

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 Academic 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.

Academic Indexing Services

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).

PhD Proofreading

Reduce the risk of minor corrections with a bespoke PhD edit, specially tailored to the doctoral examination. Learn about our Academic Proofreading for PhDs.

Publishing Support

At Lex Academic, we offer a range of proven publishing support services, from pitching and polishing academic book proposals, to copyright procurement and permissions.

PhD Proofreading

Reduce the risk of minor corrections with a bespoke PhD edit, specially tailored to the doctoral examination. Learn about our Academic Proofreading for PhDs.

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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.

Translation

Lex Academic are a listed supplier of academic translation services in dozens of elite universities, including Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Universität Luzern, Universität Ulm, and Università di Torino.

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)