Lewis Packwood

Professional Member
Location Darlington
Mobile 07823 322 511
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Website https://lewispackwood.com/
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Copy-editing, proofreading, writing, copywriting, anglicizing, plain/clear English, editorial training, EFL/ESL editing, rewriting, project management, research, picture research


Journals, websites/blogs, magazines, online materials, books, travel guides, illustrated books, tabletop RPGs


Freelance since 2013; copy-editing manager, 2010–13, and copy-editor, 2009–10, Macmillan Publishers; production editor, Elsevier, 2007–09


Nature, New Scientist, Nature Reviews, Skyscanner, IBM, Eurogamer, Kotaku UK, EDGE, Rock Paper Shotgun, PC Gamer, GAME, PCGamesN, Retro Gamer, Nintendo Life, NPG Language Editing, Trends in Biotechnology, Trends in Neuroscience, Swales and Willis, Oxford Language Editing, Scinopsis, Resense Spa, Bouncepad, UV-C Light Products, Enago, Tesco Bank, Wiley, Editions Financial, Osprey Games, Skyword


Sciences, life sciences (biotechnology, genetics), biology (molecular/cell, developmental, microbiology), video games, gaming, board games, media studies (cinema/film, electronic/online publishing, video/audio), English literature, tourism/travel (Japan, South America, UK), medical specialisms (immunology, neurology/neurosciences, pharmacology), music (rock), podcasts, blogs, home and leisure (games and puzzles)


BA English Literature

Specialised software

InDesign, InCopy


I have found Lewis to be a fast-working, accurate and thoroughly dependable subeditor and proofreader. He asks the right questions, makes text catchier and easier to read, and is adept at handling new systems and technology. And he does it all with a smile. 

Chris Simms, chief subeditor, New Scientist

Lewis Packwood has provided copy-editing support to my team for the past few years. 

Our continued engagement of Lewis is testament to the consistency of his editing and the professionalism with which he conducts his business. We are highly selective in who we trust with our manuscripts.

As an experienced copy editor, Lewis is able to adjust his editing style or the depth of his editing (heavy or light) according to the requirements of the manuscript or when working to a given brief. He has a sensitive touch, and this works well on our papers.

Nature Reviews

With a keen sense of the big picture, an eye for details, and a knack for science communication, Lewis Packwood did an outstanding job as the copy editor for the forthcoming book Insect Biodiversity. Not only was he conscientious, thorough, and highly skilled in all aspects of this herculean job, but he also was a genuine pleasure to work with. We need him for the next job, and the next, and the next…

Prof. P.H. Adler, author of Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society

Having worked for almost seven years on my two-volume box set Guitar EXP, it came to the final hurdle, the proofreading of 480 pages. It was therefore imperative to find the right person for the job. I am glad to say that it was a pleasure having Lewis on board for this final but crucial step.

Armand Serra, author of Guitar EXP