About me

Simply, I love working with academic authors (and their publishers); in fact, I consider it a privilege.

I respect the hard work and time that academic authors invest in their manuscripts, articles and papers – communicating your research in writing is hard – and understand that publishing is an important step in an academic’s (frequently busy) life.

I work sensitively but pragmatically with authors to help them communicate their research and ideas as effectively and engagingly as possible, ensuring that their writing is as clear, concise, consistent and accurate as possible within the constraints of the publication process.

A note on the name:

I have nothing to do with Penguin Books; I’ve called my business Penguinalia Editorial Services just because I like penguins, and because I aim to give as much care and attention in copy-editing authors’ manuscripts as male Emperor penguins give in raising their chicks.

For the sake of clarity, I am a sole trader, not a limited company or partnership.