Martin Murphy (Murphy Editorial)

Professional Member
Mobile 077380 72950
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  • Proofreading
  • Copyediting
  • Americanizing
  • Writing 
  • Plain/clear English
  • Anglicising
  • Rewriting


  • Books
  • Multi-author books
  • Business publications
  • Journal articles
  • Reports
  • Educational materials
  • Theses and dissertations


Freelance at Murphy Editorial since 2017; Professional Member of the CIEP since 2020


  • Word for Practical Editing, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (2022) 
  • Copyright Essentials, Publishing Training Centre (2020)
  • An Editor's Guide to Author Queries, Publishing Training Centre (2020)
  • An Editor's Guide to Editing References, Publishing Training Centre (2020)
  • Editorial Style, Publishing Training Centre (2020)
  • Editing Fiction, Publishing Training Centre (2019)
  • Proofreading PDFs, Publishing Training Centre (2019)
  • Introduction to Fiction Editing, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (2019)
  • Basic Proofreading, Publishing Training Centre (2017)


  • Språkservice
  • Niche (Health & Social Care Consulting)
  • ALE (Academic Language Experts)
  • Troubador Publishing
  • Swales and Willis


  • Psychotherapy (mood disorders, eating disorders, addiction treatment, etc.)
  • Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Social science studies (criminology, race and cultural studies, sociology, social policy)
  • Housing
  • Fiction (crime/mystery/thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror)
  • Self-help
  • Sports 


  • BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology (2:1)
  • NVQ Level 4 in Magazine Journalism

Specialised software

  • PerfectIt
  • Microsoft Word (Office 365), Track changes
  • Adobe Acrobat


Martin was a pleasure to work with and made the editing process very straightforward.  He has admirable attention to detail and was particularly helpful in ensuring accurate and consistent referencing throughout the text.

Jill McCanney, Routledge author

Thank you Martin Murphy for your attention to detail in preparing my book for publication. I appreciate the time and effort you put in and what a great job you did.

Madhavi Nawana Parker, Routledge author

I am certainly impressed with how thorough and meticulous a job you have done, and I thank you for that.

Colin Corliss, Routledge author

I was particularly impressed by Martin's ability to scrutinise a somewhat sensitive appendix section in order to find any issues with legality or confidentiality.

Hayley Russell, Troubador Publishing

Again, we appreciate all the attention you have given our book. It is already better because of it.

Stephen Barnard, Routledge author