Hugh Jackson | Editing for Academics, Students, Publishers

Advanced Professional Member
Location Lewes, East Sussex
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Twitter @JPS_Editing


Copy-editing and proofreading, both on screen and in hard copy

Editing non-native English, anglicising and Americanising


  • Books (single author and multi-author)
  • PhD and master's theses and dissertations
  • Journal articles
  • Online materials

For details of my current and recent work, see my website


Freelance since 2015

Recent training

SfEP/CIEP training

  • Annual Conferences 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Proofreading Theses and Dissertations
  • Editing with Word
  • References
  • Brush up your grammar
  • Copy-editing 1: Introduction
  • Proofreading 1: Introduction

Short Courses

  • Indexing Books as a Career
  • Working with Translation: Theory and Practice



  • Taylor & Francis
  • Biteback
  • Ashgate
  • Troubador
  • Florence Production
  • Wearset
  • Charlesworth


  • Academics – journal articles, submissions
  • Students – PhD theses
  • Lawyers


Primary specialisations

  • Politics (British/world politics, political theory, international relations, current affairs)
  • Law (human rights, international/comparative, criminal law) 
  • Economics (political, theory, econometrics) 
  • Business studies (advertising, management, organisational behaviour, small businesses)
  • Social sciences 
  • History

Plus further experience in...

  • Philosophy, environmental science, medicine and nursing, psychology, art history, music…


BA Philosophy and Political Science, University of Birmingham, UK

LLB Law, College of Law, London, UK

LLM Law and Political Justice, University of London, UK

SFEP basic editorial test: 90%

Specialised software and reference materials


  • ReferenceChecker
  • PerfectIt
  • PDF annotator with proof-correction stamps


  • OED, ODWE, New Hart's Rules
  • CMOS, APA, Bluebook
  • Butcher's


You have been such an amazing help … I am eternally grateful. This has made my work much more professional, and with such a swift reply to each piece of work. So many many thanks and I will be using your service again in the near future … payment will be worth every penny.

K. Brain, undergraduate essays

Hugh maintained a high level of consistency in his corrections, and used the materials sent to him to good effect ... it was clear that that Hugh was actively using the design spec to guide his decision making ... Hugh showed good engagement with the proofs and the guidance. His queries were very sensible and well explained.

Assessment team, Oxford University Press

I have been through the text and have found nothing of note to feedback to you other than you have done a great job editing the text! Many thanks for all your efforts with this book, it is much appreciated.

Senior production editor, Taylor & Francis Group

I am very impressed with your work! A big thank you for such a great (and quick) job you have done ... I have recommended your services to my colleagues ... It was a pleasure to work with you.

A. Saraeva, PhD thesis