Since the late 1990s I have been providing freelance editorial services to a variety of clients in both the commercial and public sectors. Although I have undertaken projects in quite a wide range of subjects, I tend to specialise in academic editing and, in particular, in development studies and other social sciences. My academic background is in sociology and social anthropology, which equips me well to work in these subject areas.
Usually working onscreen and offsite, I regularly copy-edit research papers, policy briefings, working papers, bulletins and multi-author volumes. I occasionally also undertake traditional, hard-copy proofreading.
My professional editorial input will help ensure that your publications present a polished image of your organisation and get your message across loud and clear. I will check that your documents are grammatically correct, complete, accessible, clear, internally consistent and comply with any house style. Throughout a project, I provide ongoing, clear queries for authors.
I enjoy good long-standing working relationships with a variety of clients and always aim to supply the highest standards of both technical competence and customer service.
BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury
Full member, Society for Editors and Proofreaders
"I have been impressed by Judy's meticulous and thorough method of working, and she is often a first choice for us when difficult academic editing work is needed."
Alison Norwood, Production Editor, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
"I'm so glad that you work with us – all of us in Comms think really highly of you."
Clare Gorman, Communications Officer, IDS, University of Sussex
"Judy is always a pleasure to work with, the communication is always good and the work returned accurately and to our deadlines."
Jessica Stock, Finance and Marketing Director, Sunrise Setting Ltd.
"I have no hesitation in recommending Judy Hartley's skills as a copy-editor and proofreader to any publisher. She is the 'hawk-eye' of the printed word."
John Smith, Chairman, Land-Rover Series One Club
"Judy has done an excellent job of proofreading for us over the few years that we have worked together, we would highly recommend her."
Josie Bird, Executive Production Administrator, Strategic Consultants International (SCI)
Clinch, G. and Lombardi, B. (2011), "A note on information and the cost of capital: the Easley-O’Hara (2004) model with endogenous information acquisition", Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 36 No. 1, pp. 5-14.
Mehta, L. (Ed.) (2010), The Limits to Scarcity, EarthScan, London.
Luong, G. and Charles, S.T. ( 2010), "Better with age: social relationships across adulthood", Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol 28 No. 1, pp. 9-23.
Unsworth, S. (2010), An Upside-down View of Governance, Development Research Centre, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK.
Isenman, P. and Shakow, A. (2010), "Donor schizophrenia and aid effectiveness: the role of global funds", Practice Paper 5, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK.
Lema, R. (2009), "Adoption of open business models in the West and innovation in India’s software industry", IDS Research Report 62, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK.