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.

Copy-editing

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. Our copy editors are assigned to manuscripts based on expertise, enabling them to bond with your manuscript while simultaneously enabling your ideas to shine. Through our careful interventions, we can elevate the scholarly register of any manuscript, helping to engage your reader as effectively as possible with your ideas, whether you are working in the high humanities or the hard sciences.

Copy-editing is for those clients who are hoping to improve the overall style and clarity of their writing, while making a guaranteed impression with academic journals.

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As part of copy-editing, we render your work consistent with regard to formatting and referencing style. To this end, we are conversant with the dominant citation styles for business, the social sciences (including psychology), medicine, humanities, and law (including APA, Chicago, Harvard, ICMJE, MHRA, MLA, and OSCOLA). Furthermore, we readily familiarise ourselves with the peculiarities required by different university faculties for the sake of Ph.D. and D.Phil submission. Just let us know your referencing style and spelling conventions (e.g., American or British English) and we can begin transforming your manuscript into clear and compelling prose.

All changes to your work are logged through Microsoft Word’s Track Changes facility. This enables you to keep tabs on our interventions, giving you autonomy over the final draft of your work. All copy-edits are finished by one of our founders, who provides the seal of approval to all work, thereby guaranteeing client satisfaction.

We are able to edit LaTeX documents in Overleaf and PDF.

Can we help with anything else?

Ensure your entire manuscript is submission-ready with our bespoke Indexing and Bibliography Compiling services.

Please get in touch with our Managing Editor detailing your editorial requirements.

Academic Translation

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

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Proofreading is for those clients who need the peace of mind of knowing that their manuscript is absolutely fault-free.

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Indexing

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

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Substantive editing

Substantive editing is for those clients whose writing expects to reach a wider public, owing to which it needs to be truly extraordinary.

"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)