Academic copyediting and proofreading services with a PhD qualified editor

When you hire Erin O’Dwyer as your academic editor, you are hiring someone who knows academia inside and out.

I am PhD qualified and I have taught at Australian universities for two decades. I understand the needs of students and academics, and I am familiar working with clients for whom English is a second language.

As an academic proofreader and copyeditor, I pay attention to the smallest details – such as grammar, punctuation, and clarity of writing. I also see the big picture. I can help ensure your article ‘hangs together’ and teach you how to improve your structure, logic and cohesion.

A highly credentialed academic editor

I hold a BA from the University of Queensland (UQ), an LLB (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a PhD in English literature from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University (ANU).

For two decades, I lectured at some of Australia’s top universities including the University of Sydney, UTS, UNSW, QUT and UOW. I have published internationally in the fields of media law and communications. I have worked with hundreds of Australian and international students, including undergraduates, postgraduates, Honours, Masters and PhD students.

I have also worked as an editor and writing coach for early career, mid-career and senior academics.

My academic editing expertise includes:

  • Masters theses
  • PhD theses
  • Academic promotional applications
  • Journal articles
  • Conference papers and presentations
  • Academic books
  • Educational text books.

I can also assist you with your in-text citations and reference list. My expertise includes:

  • APA7
  • Chicago (CMOS)
  • Harvard
  • Oxford
  • AGSM
  • AGLC
  • IEEE

GenAI versus hiring a human editor?

In the AI era, human touch is everything. AI editing programs are in development but they’re a poor substitute for a real life person. For now, editing requires human intelligence.

Online academic editing services offer a cost-effective alternative. But online services use freelance editors who are poorly paid and have no contact with the client. It is unlikely you will communicate directly with the editor, and any briefing will be conducted via online form.

When you choose me as your editor, we will be in direct communication from the beginning. We will have an initial briefing (free of charge), and I will be in touch at various stages in the project. I will also provide you with personalised feedback – about your work, how it can be improved, and what the next steps are towards completion.

I work with a small team of PhD qualified academic editors, all based in Australia. By working as a team, we can meet your needs – no matter the deadline.

Need an academic editor? I offer a free 15 minute consultation for all prospective clients. Get in touch to discuss your needs.