Emma Hoyle MPhys(Hons) MInstP | Physical sciences editing for scholars, researchers and academics

Advanced Professional Member
Location Based in West Yorkshire, UK; I edit internationally
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Qualifications and awards

  • Master’s degree in Physics (MPhys with Honours) from Lancaster University, one of the UK’s top 10
  • Certificate in Natural Sciences (CertNatSci)
  • Certified Member, Institute of Physics (MInstP)


  • Worked in-house at Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing, Bristol, UK, and published in IOP’s global-leading Physics World
  • 18+ years of professional editing (since 2004)
  • Edited several thousand pre-submission journal articles, and post-acceptance papers for Nature and several Nature research journals (e.g. Nature Astronomy, Nature Physics), many science books and reports, and a variety of online/digital educational material
  • Experience with digital asset management systems for more complex publishing projects

Specialist software and platforms

  • Word and MathType
  • TeX/LaTeX (including apps such as LyX and platforms such as Overleaf)
  • PDFs
  • Cloud-based publishing platforms, such as DigiCore


  • CIEP Annual Conference, 2021
  • Editing Digital Content (CIEP), 2020
  • CIEP Annual Conference, 2020
  • Medical Editing (SfEP; now CIEP), 2017
  • Grammar and Effective Writing (IOP with Kingston University London), 2016
  • Basic Proofreading – merit (Publishing Training Centre), 2009


Development/developmental editing, substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, English as a second language (ESL) and non-native English, anglicising (UK English), American/US English, references styling, rewriting, writing, website editing, mark-up language


Journals and journal articles, academic papers, conference papers, PhD thesis/theses and research dissertations, company and business literature, websites and online material, government reports, manuals, newsletters, magazine articles, scholarly books, reference works, textbooks, multi-author books, course material, educational materials, answer checking, degree level, A Level, GCSE, secondary (Key Stages 3–5; KS3, KS4, KS5)


Physics and physical sciences, cosmology, astronomy/space science, information science & technology, mathematics (general, applied, popular, academic, school), geophysics, computing and computer science, sciences (academic, school, popular, history), engineering (robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics, nanomaterials), earth sciences, environmental science, biophysics, biology (biomimetics/biomimicry, biomaterials, bioprinting, biomedical engineering, biophotonics, nanomedicine, popular), chemical physics, economics (general, development), economic geography, business and business theory, accountancy/finance

Some of my clients

● Springer Nature (Nature Portfolio) ● Oxford University Press (OUP) ● IOP ● Pearson Education ● HarperCollins ● Scholastic ● Virtual College ● London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) ● Digital TV Group ● Carlo Scevola and Partners SA ● European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) ● the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL) ● London Science Museum ● CIEP ● thousands of English fluent and non-fluent multilingual independent academic writers


Emma has worked with me on several projects related to copy-editing and proof reading of research articles. In each case, Emma added extra value to our manuscripts. In addition, Emma is very professional, detail-oriented, punctual, and dedicated. This is why I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Vladimir Dženopoljac, Assistant Professor at American University of the Middle East (AUM)

I had other written work edited before, but never had an article purposefully proof-read for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. Ms Hoyle did a very thorough job and was very easy to communicate with.

Hielke Buddelmeyer, Senior Research Fellow at Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

The most important for me is that Emma is a physicist, this is priceless when it comes to understand and correct scientific or engineering publication and jargon.

Aleksandra Baron-Wiechec, Surface/Materials Scientist at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

Emma is very professional. Always accurate and punctual in delivering. I have used her services many times and it has always been a pleasure to work with her. I strongly recommend her.

Luigi Ventimiglia, Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London

Emma provided us with high quality work every time we hired her. She is always on time and is highly recommended. A pleasure to work with!

Carlo Scevola, President at Carlo Scevola & Partners

Emma is one of the best editors I have dealt with. She edited a lot of scientific journal papers for me and they were excellent and published without any modifications from the journal referees. You want to win, look for Emma.

Abdulrahmane Al Masoud, Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

I have been writing academic papers and research proposals for many years. Apart from technical strength and contributions, a good quality of writing always play an important role to the acceptance of papers or proposals. Within the expected timeline, Emma finished the work. I must say her editing is excellent. It has not only made brilliant changes in terms of language, but also added comments on what she thinks might cause ambiguities on technical aspects of the papers. Emma also provided me some observations regarding my overall English writing. I would certainly engage Emma again and recommend her for editing academic papers and proposals.

Feng Tian, Professor at Bournemouth University

I have been working with Emma on many projects over the past 10 years and I can honestly say that she’s been the most professional and skilful proofreader I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She’s always been very timely at sending the work back and has the kind of attention-to-detail work ethics that you’d wish all proofreaders have. I would highly recommend Emma to anyone.

Nattavudh Powdthavee, Professor at University of Warwick