Andrew Hodges

Advanced Professional Member
Location Edinburgh
Mobile 07564 512523
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1. Developmental/substantive editing 

2. Line-editing

3. Copyediting

4. Proofreading

5. Book coaching


  1. Books 
  2. Novellas
  3. Short stories
  4. Journal articles


Full-time editorial business owner since 2019

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Researcher) – Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, Germany (2018–2019)

Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (Linguistic Anthropology) – Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb (2015–2017)


  • Club Ed Certificate in Developmental Editing of Fiction programme (in progress)
  • Club Ed Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Club Ed Editing for Character Development
  • Club Ed Editing for Worldbuilding and Setting
  • Club Ed Explorations: Editing Literary Fiction (in progress)
  • Club Ed How to Edit Query Letters, Synopses, and More (in progress)
  • EFA Intermediate Line Editing for Fiction & Creative Nonfiction (2022)
  • EFA Introduction to Line Editing Fiction & Creative Nonfiction (2022)
  • CIEP The Art of Querying (2022)
  • CIEP Introduction to Fiction Editing (2021)
  • Developmental Editing for Academics (2021)
  • CIEP Copyediting 3 (Progress) – Pass (2021, 85%)
  • CIEP Copyediting 2 (Headway) – Pass (2021)
  • CIEP Basic Editorial Test – Pass (2020, 85%)
  • PTC Essential Proofreading (Merit) (2020)
  • SfEP Editing with Word (2019)
  • SfEP Copyediting 1 (2019)


Besides various indie author clients, I have also collaborated with many publishers and organizations, including:

Alaska Journal of Anthropology

Bauhaus Dessau Stiftung

Berghahn Books



De Gruyter

Heinrich Böll Foundation

I.B. Tauris

Palgrave Macmillan

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung e.V.


science fiction, fantasy, horror, historical fiction


BA Natural Sciences (History and Philosophy of Science), University of Cambridge

MA Anthropological Research, University of Manchester

MSc History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Manchester

PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester

Practitioner of Transactional Analysis

CELTA Pass A in teaching English as a foreign language

Goethe C2 German

HSK3 Mandarin Chinese (2021)

C2 Croatian exam (Distinction, 2016)

DELE B2 Spanish (2012)

Specialised software


The Editor's Toolkit


Andrew's copyediting of my manuscript was of the highest standard. Besides his professionalism, he was also receptive to my particular needs as a multilingual author and someone new to the craft. I learned a lot about the process from him and felt confident my manuscript was in good hands. It was a rewarding experience I hope to repeat soon.

Ada Gadomski, Fantasy Author

My book The Partisan Counter-Archive would not have met the deadlines without him, and am sure, would not be nicely refined.

Dr Gal Kirn, Researcher

I knew the text was in safe, professional hands, but the depth of Andrew’s immersion in the text and his careful judgement impressed me. The final version is certainly better than I could have imagined!

Iva Babic, Fiction Author