Phoebe Luckyn-Malone | Academic Editor & Proofreader

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I am an academic editor and proofreader with ten years’ experience working in an editorial role (including as a freelancer and in-house with publishers). My specialty is academic and technical writing in the humanities and social sciences.

I provide different levels of editing to meet each author’s needs:

  • Simple proofreading to correct any final errors before the document goes to press
  • Sentence-level copy-editing to check spelling, grammar, punctuation and style
  • Substantive editing to review the overall structure and the flow of the author’s arguments

My primary goal is to help authors clearly communicate their ideas and research findings. Over the years, I have worked with many authors for whom English is a second language and I edit a wide range of publication types, including scholarly books and editions, research articles, encyclopedia entries and doctoral dissertations.

I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association in the US and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders in the UK.


I have worked on books and articles published by Brill, Islamic Texts Society, UCLA and University of Chicago Press. My clients come from a variety of organizations including the University of Cambridge, MIT and the World Bank. View my portfolio here.

What My Clients Say

‘The Islamic Texts Society has worked with Phoebe on a number of projects and she is one of the best editors we have found. Phoebe is very organised and her work is highly professional. Her standards are all that a publisher would wish for and her knowledge of Arabic is a great asset for us.’ Fatima Azzam, Managing Director, Islamic Texts Society

‘I’m very happy to have found Phoebe. I appreciated her ability to tailor her services to my manuscript’s specific needs. Working to a very tight schedule, she helped me develop a customized style sheet to achieve consistency when discussing sources from multiple languages. More importantly, she had a knack for discerning the manuscript’s overall strengths and weaknesses, and gave me valuable suggestions for revisions. She is skilled, professional, and an all-around pleasure to work with.’ Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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I welcome new projects and always look forward to collaborating with authors who are passionate about their work. For a quote, please use the Contact Listing Owner tab found above. To see my rates, testimonials and portfolio, please visit my website.

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