Amanda Anstee Editing and Proofreading

Advanced Professional Member
Location Burgess Hill, Mid Sussex
Telephone 01444 248029
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  • Copyediting
  • Substantive editing
  • Editing for writers with English as an additional language
  • Proofreading
  • Website editing


  • Books (including multi-author / edited volumes)
  • Journals
  • Academic theses, dissertations, assignments
  • Government reports
  • Distance-learning materials
  • Business reports
  • Newsletters
  • Websites/blogs


Law (civil; crime; employment; European/EU; international/comparative; property, including intellectual property; wills, intestacy & probate)

Social sciences (crime & criminology; discrimination; gender studies; women's issues/studies; housing policy; human rights; international relations; social policy; sociology)

Government (British; legislation; parliamentary procedure; public administration)

Education (policy & planning; school governance)



Freelance copyeditor & proofreader since 2017

Freelance student supervisor (research projects), BPP Law School, 2017–2020

Policy manager (civil law), Ministry of Justice, 2010–2016

School governor of primary school, 2008–2016 

Training & CPD

SfEP/CIEP Annual Conferences 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 

Grammar Day (British Library & UCL) 2019, 2022

Web editing (CIEP) 2022

Copy-editing 2 (SfEP) 2017

Proofreading 1 (SfEP) 2017

Brush up your grammar (SfEP) 2017


Oxford University Press

Edward Elgar Publishing

Newgen Publishing UK (University of Law, Taylor & Francis Group/Routledge, Globe Law and Business)

Penguin Random House (Vintage Classics, Chatto & Windus)

Criminal Law & Philosophy Journal


PA Editorial

Individual authors (academic, fiction, business)


BA hons in Law (2:1) from the University of Kent

Good Business Charter accreditation


Amanda Anstee was excellent in every way; she kept strictly to time, she found tiny mistakes at which authors marvelled, she made helpful suggestions when there were options for solving a problem and she responded rapidly to any queries from us.  

We have collectively published more than 25 books with a series of major publishers and we currently edit two international journals, but we have never come across a copy-editor of this quality.

Malcolm Coulthard, Alison May & Rui Sousa-Silva, editors of The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics (2nd edn, Routledge)

Thanks for all your hard work.... It’s been a pleasure working with you and I appreciate your close and perceptive read of the prose throughout. You made the copyediting process seamless and enjoyable!

Andrew R. Hom, author of International Relations and the Problem of Time (OUP)

Thank you so much for your brilliant and efficient work on this. It has been a real pleasure to work with you.

Julie Allen, editor of The World Yearbook of Education 2020: Schooling, Governance and Inequalities (Routledge)

Amanda Anstee is a professional, honest and accomplished proof reader. Gives excellent feedback and advice to move work and projects forward. I would recommend Amanda.

JM Lazell, independent author

In copyediting my book, The International Rule of Law, Amanda worked very diligently. She was also extremely responsive – I had many questions and queries and she was disposed to discuss all of them with me very patiently – and she perfectly kept to the deadlines. I would definitely recommend her.

Denise Wohlwend, author of The International Rule of Law: Scope, Subjects, Requirements (Edward Elgar Publishing)