Dr Merl Fluin

Membership Grade
Professional Member

About Merl

I've been editing and writing for more than 30 years, for British and American audiences. British English is my first language.

After gaining my doctorate, I enjoyed an academic career in the humanities and social sciences. My work involved writing, editing and translating. I was brilliant at all three. And it was fun.

So much fun, in fact, that in 2007 I decided to retrain as a professional editor and translator.

But that's enough about me. What can I do for you?

Visit my website to see customer testimonials and more info about my services.


Company literature, theses and dissertations, newsletters, online materials, journal articles, books, multi-author books, magazines, educational materials

All kinds of marketing and PR materials, including press releases, brochures, posters, flyers and briefing documents

All kinds of academic materials in the humanities and social sciences, including research proposals, abstracts, conference presentations and research manuscripts

Qualifications and awards

DPhil Women's Studies (University of York)

BA (Hons) Philosophy (University of Cambridge)

Diploma in Translation (Institute of Linguists)

Certificate of Competent Knowledge in French (University of Cambridge: language to degree level

Certificate in Advanced Swedish (University College London: language to degree level)


Freelance proofreader, copy editor and FR/SWE to EN translator
February 2016 - present

Deputy Communications Manager, Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd
August 2014 - February 2016

Freelance proofreader, copy editor and FR/SWE to EN translator
September 2008 - August 2014

Lecturer in sociology and anthropology, University of East London
January 1996 – June 2010

Recent clients

University of Copenhagen, University of Eastern Finland, University of Jyväskylä, University of Lausanne, LUT University, University of Oulu, University of Southern Denmark, University of Tampere, University of Turku



Associated skills

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