Robert Holden

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Location Kilmaine, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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Non-fiction editor and proofreader. Are you interested in social policy, linguistics, religion/ theology, development or education? Well, so am I! Among many other topics in the realm of humanities and social sciences. I also work with research reports, narrative non-fiction and memoir.


Copyediting, Proofreading, Line Editing, EFL/ESL editing


Books, Multi-author books, Illustrated books, Educational materials, Grant proposals, Theses and dissertations, Distance-learning materials, PowerPoint presentations  

In-house and freelance experience

Freelance since 2021


Non-fiction Development Editing (CIEP) –2023

Word Styles and Templates for PC (Cadman Training) – 2023

Copyediting 2: Headway (CIEP) – 2022

Copyediting 1: Introduction (CIEP) – 2021

Becoming a Proofreader (Proofreading Academy/Knowadays) – 2021

Clients for whom you have worked within the past three years

Cambridge University Press (via Straive), Bristol University Press (via Newgen), Oxford University Press, Envelope Books, O'Hanlon Media


Religious studies/theology (Christianity, evangelical, comparative, Bible, theology, pastoral), language (linguistics, applied linguistics, English language teaching/ELT), education (pre-school/early years, theory and research), politics (current affairs, international development), English literature, philosophy (epistemology, philosophy of religion), social sciences (social policy, charities) 

Qualifications and Awards

MA English Language and Literature

Postgraduate Diploma English Language and Literature

MEI/RELSA Certificate in TEFL


Tremendous work. You clearly proved the value of hiring a copyeditor!'

NGO Director – Washington, DC

I was impressed by the work Robert did in proofreading my book. He has an eye for detail which picked up things I overlooked. He has an excellent appreciation of the English language and can identify better ways to express things accurately and succinctly. I highly recommend his work.

Graeme Wylie, author of But God Sent an Angel

I am grateful for Robert’s professionalism and meticulous work on my book. Highly recommended!

Wan-Chuan Kao, author of White before Whiteness in the Late Middle Ages