Dr David Bradshaw | Copyeditor and Proofreader for STEM

Advanced Professional Member
Contact [email protected]
Website quantacopywriting.com/proofreading/
Location Lancaster

How can I help you?

Do you require an editing or proofreading service for academic materials in STEM?

Using my acquired skills and extensive experience, I can quickly and precisely enhance academic works.

With a background of copyediting or proofreading over 250 papers for academics (and theses and dissertations for students), ranging from optical physics to social media for physicians, I provide a high-quality service.

Interested in this service? All enquiries are welcome (UK or international).

Thanks for your interest.


Copyediting | Proofreading | Web Editing

Additional skills: researcher, scientist and copywriter


Physics (applied, atomic, chemical, molecular, nuclear, optical, quantum), chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical), materials science (biomimetic, energy and nanomaterials), nanotechnology, physical sciences, quantitative social sciences, information science, general sciences (philosophy, popular and history), mathematics (applied, mechanics and statistics), data science, machine learning, environmental science, computing and computer science, engineering (artificial intelligence, software, electronics and telecommunications), business theory, geophysics and earth sciences.


Journals, academic articles, conference papers, PhD theses and research dissertations, websites and online materials, magazine articles, scholarly books, reference works, research papers, degree-level and A-level materials, textbooks, multi-author books, technical documents, reports, research proposals, manuals, newsletters, course materials and educational workbooks.

Software used

  • Word and MathType
  • TeX/LaTeX (via Overleaf)
  • PDFs


  • PhD Quantum Electrodynamics
  • MChem Chemical Physics
  • Advanced Professional Member of the CIEP
  • Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)


Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader

Since becoming a freelancer in 2020, I have provided copyediting and proofreading services for numerous clients, including the Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin, the Qualitative Researcher and 51scihelp.

Academic Researcher in Quantum Physics

I worked as a Senior Researcher from 2006 to 2020.

I have co-written and published 88 research papers and published 6 books: Optical Nanomanipulation (First and Second Editions), Introduction to Photon Science and Technology, 68 Greats of Science: Hippocrates to Hawking, Quantum Computing Made Easy and A History of Music Festivals.

I was volume editor for Elsevier’s reference book Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Second Edition, Volume 5).

I have refereed papers for the following journals: Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A, Physical Review B, Physical Review E, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, New Journal of Physics, European Journal of Physics, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Optics, Photonics, Optics Communication, Optical Materials, Journal of Nanophotonics, Applied Sciences, Entropy, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Symmetry, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Optics Express, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Optics Letters, Journal of Luminescence, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Communication Physics and SPIE Press Books.

Co-owner of an Ecommerce Website

A friend is a gifted artist who creates art for music festival clothing. Based on his products, we created the ecommerce website Utopik. We survived the pandemic but not the cost-of-living crisis that followed (2019–2022).

My responsibilities included copywriting, email and social media marketing, bookkeeping and responding to customers.

*If interested, see quantacopywriting.com/my-background/ for a more in-depth look at my background.*

Courses completed

I have completed the following Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading courses:

  • Copyediting 3: Progress (2024)
  • Copyediting 2: Headway (2023)
  • Proofreading 2: Headway (2023)
  • Web Editing (2023)
  • References (2023)
  • Copyediting 1: Introduction (2023)
  • Proofreading 1: Introduction (2023)

Other courses I have completed:

  • B2B Sales Emails: Writing to Get a Response (2022)
  • B2B Content Writing Masterclass (2022)
  • LinkedIn Marketing, Lead Generation & B2B Sales for LinkedIn (2022)
  • Copywriting Secrets – How to Write Copy that Sells (2022)
  • How To Write Better Headlines – For Content, Email & Social (2022)
  • Alan Sharpe’s 25-hr Copywriting Masterclass (2022)
  • Proofread Like a Pro (2021)
  • Andy Maslen’s Breakthrough Copywriting (2021)
  • Blogging Strategies for E-commerce Sellers and Shopify Users (2020)
  • SEO 2019: Complete SEO Training + SEO for WordPress Websites (2019)
  • The Complete WordPress Website Business Course (2019)
  • Freelance Copywriting: How to Succeed as an Elite Copywriter (2019)
  • Modern Copywriting: Writing Copy That Sells (2019)
  • The Complete Copywriting Course: Write to Sell (2019)
  • Webmaestro (2013)
  • Webstart (2012)
  • Level II Certificate in Manual Bookkeeping (2012)
  • Level II Certificate in Computerised Bookkeeping (2011)
  • Level I Certificate in Basic Bookkeeping (2011)


David is an extremely professional and skilled proofreader/editor. He communicates in a friendly and professional manner, is responsive to messages and does his work to the highest standard. He has years of experience doing what he’s doing, and this shows – my only regret is that I didn’t find him sooner :)

Dr Jaroslaw Kriukow

David came to my rescue! I had a last minute job that required massive attention to detail with dense scientific content editing in Overleaf. David was swift to respond, understood the urgency and found the time to make it happen in a shorter timeframe than I could have hoped for. I recommend him most highly

Dr Vikki Simpson, Oxford

Your professional work has been instrumental in helping authors here publish their research achievements in reputed academic journals. On behalf of the authors and the entire 51SCIHELP team, we express our profound gratitude to you and look forward to your continued engagement with us in the future. We are thankful for your professional service.

Michael Lee

It is a pleasure to work with David as he is professional, efficient, and easy to communicate with. I highly recommend him!

Charles Yu

David was excellent! fast responder, professional and we will definitely hire David again!

Neta Madar

David is an excellent proofreader, he understood the task easily and was available to answer our questions with so much patience. He has made a flawless final text. I hope that we can work together again in the future.

Dominik Szecska