Academic editing

I have worked on many earth and environmental science papers written by academics from non-English speaking backgrounds. Most of this work has been to satisfy publishers' requirement that manuscripts by these authors have been edited by a native speaker of English before submission. Depending on authors' needs, I can work to either American or British spelling and other conventions.

I have edited papers for submission to journals including:

  • Atmospheric Environment (Elsevier)
  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters (Elsevier)
  • EOS (AGU)
  • Geochemical Journal (TerraPub)
  • Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (Elsevier)
  • Geophysical Research Letters (AGU)
  • Geophysics (SEG)
  • Global and Planetary Change (Elsevier)
  • Island Arc (Blackwell)
  • Journal of Arid Environments (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Geophysical Research (AGU)
  • Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)
  • Landscape and Urban Planning (Elsevier)
  • Lithos (Elsevier)
  • Nature Letters (Nature Publishing Group)
  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research (Elsevier)
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Elsevier)
  • Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier)
  • Sedimentary Geology (Elsevier)
  • Sedimentology (Blackwell)
  • Tectonophysics (Elsevier)
  • Water Research (Elsevier)
  • Water Resources Research (AGU).

During the fifteen years I worked in the publication group of the
Geological Survey of Western Australia I edited manuscripts and maps prepared for publication by research geologists, many of whom hold PhDs and have gained international recognition for their work in a variety of fields including structural geology, basin studies, carbonate sedimentology, mineralization studies, hydrogeology, geochemistry and regolith studies, geochronology, palaeontology, and petrology.

As I have tertiary qualifications in geology and geophysics, while editing geoscientific work I can often address some of the issues that might otherwise arise during peer review.