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Welcome to the website of
Nik Prowse
Editorial Services

If you have an academic, technical or educational book or paper that needs editing, or a book manuscript that needs guiding through production, then you need me. By hiring me you will have chosen a well-rounded publishing professional, a creative and diplomatic problem-solver with a client-focused approach. I am responsive, have very keen attention to detail and am able to work to tight deadlines. I am based in the cathedral city of Durham, England.


Work is ongoing as Managing Editor for a bimonthly medical journal for a major publisher. I am managing the publication of a three-volume encyclopedia on Communication at the moment, too, managing a team of freelances and the various production stages. I have also been involved in copy-editing two exciting new online science textbooks aimed at International Baccalaureate students. I am available for copy-editing and project management work, so please do get in touch about projects that you have in the pipeline.

This year I attended an SfEP mini-conference in Edinburgh, which was an opportunity to meet other freelances and discuss training, editing and work-life balance (find a summary here).

You can download my CV below: click on the link at the foot of this page.

I also review music for the website Echoes and Dust. Take a look at the site for a selection of my reviews and interviews.

My services in brief

I can provide

I work on many sorts of publication, aimed at all levels of readership:

  • books for academic, professional and trade markets
  • journals and periodicals
  • educational books for schools
  • leaflets, pamphlets and newsletters
  • websites

Specialist areas for copy-editing include

  • biology and the life sciences
  • health sciences
  • medicine
  • geography
  • climate change

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, meaning that I have demonstrated a high level of competence and substantial experience in my field.

See my Profile page for a link to my LinkedIn page.

You can download my CV here.

"I had experienced friendly, fruitful interaction with Nik Prowse, the best copy-editor I ever met." from Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution, by Alessandro Minelli, Oxford University Press, 2009

Find out more about what a copy-editor does and the services that I provide by clicking the links at the top of the page.

All text © Nik Prowse 2017

Page last updated December 2017