Editing and writing

Development and copy editing

“Geoff Read is attentive, fastidious and careful in his treatment of copy and ideas. Moreover he has on occasions lifted  mundane or difficult passages or concepts to more sophisticated explanation through his clarity of thought and precision of language. Creative and novel when required. An excellent colleague who has proved to be totally reliable.”

Chris Kington, Proprietor, Chris Kington Publishing, Cambridge, England

Editing Geoff Read_Japanese Women “I owe an enormous debt to copy editor Geoff Read. With his profound knowledge about Japan and Japanese culture, he drew out and helped me to express what I really wanted to say in the manuscript, editing the language to flow naturally.”

Taeko Shibahara, from the acknowledgements to Japanese Women and the Transnational Feminist Movement before World War II, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 2014


Perhaps I can help you to fully realise your intentions and engage your target audience. I enjoy both development and copy editing for projects large or small, from proposals, articles and dissertations to commissioned books. I will work hard to support you in ensuring that larger themes and arguments are embodied in effective structure and detail, and expressed in clear, appropriately pitched language in your text. Why not get in touch to discuss your needs?