Nick Hodgson: editor, proofreader, copywriter

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Nick Hodgson has more than fifteen years’ experience as a successful freelance editor, proofreader, copywriter, ghostwriter and editorial project manager.

Students and academics:
I offer proofreading and editorial services for students, academics and journal publishers via Masterclass Editing:

I edit essays, articles for journals, theses and dissertations across all disciplines: arts and humanities; social sciences; sciences, medicine and engineering.

I am very experienced in assisting people who are not native English speakers fulfill their academic potential.

I am happy to help individuals with small-scale proofreading needs such as CVs, covering letters, job application forms, resumés and personal statements.

Clear, comprehensive and compelling communications are vital to a business’s reputation and branding. I help businesses by editing and creating online content, editing brochures and marketing copy, and overseeing key publications such as annual reports.

Publishers and authors:
I offer proofreading and editorial services for book publishers, book packagers and independent authors via Root and Branch Editing:

Subject areas:
I have worked on titles for a wide variety of readerships, including children’s books, mass market titles, books for technical and professional audiences, and academic books including university textbooks.

The fiction genres in which I have worked include thrillers, sci-fi, crime fiction and adventure novels.

The non-fiction subjects in which I have experience include art history, architecture, business, economics, crafts, design and illustration, nature and wildlife, photography, science, maths and sport.

Examples of work:
Recent titles include:
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham (Laurence King Publishing)
Reaping the Whirlwind: The German and Japanese Experience of World War II by Nigel Cawthorne (David and Charles)
A Bee in a Cathedral and 99 Other Scientific Analogies by Joel Levy (Firefly Books)
Research Methods in Architecture by Raymond Lucas (Laurence King Publishing)
Masters of Fashion Illustration by David Downton (Laurence King Publishing)
Angaza Afrika: African Art Now by Chris Spring (Laurence King Publishing)
Buildings Across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture by Lawrence Wodehouse and Marian Moffett (McGraw-Hill Education)
This Means This, This Means That: A User’s Guide to Semiotics by Sean Hall (Laurence King Publishing)
Philosophy: Adventures in Thought and Reasoning by Michael Picard (Metro Books)

About me:
After graduating with a first class degree in Literature and Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, I pursued my love of language and books by going into publishing. My experience ranges from being the Asia Desk editor for an international news agency to authoring books for children.


Very helpful, communicative, reliable and quick. I am very pleased to work with you and hope to work together again. I do recommend him to everyone as well.


I was very pleased with the work Nick did on my book, combining both a rigorous attitude to improving language and expression and the eye of a creative and thoughtful reader. Highly recommended.


Nick is very effective and has been diligent in his work. What I like with his work , he corrected my essays without changing my writing style. In addition , I did save a lot of time , since what he did what spot on and no further corrections from my end . He was perfect and I highly recommend him to those who need to do some proofreading and editing work.


Nick has been a great asset to my work and I’m very happy with the work done by Root and Branch. I’d recommend them to anyone who requires proofreading and copy editing.

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