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Marginalia

Helping people put their stories and ideas into clear, beautiful English: structural editing, copyediting, proofreading, and advice and coaching on academic and literary English for international students and native speakers.

 

Services

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Academic Editing

Crisp, clean and precise academic English that foregrounds your ideas.

Literary Editing and Manuscript Review

Sensitive editing and reviewing with an eye to amplifying your voice and tightening your prose.

Business and Technical Editing

Clear and consistent communication across all your business documents, with professional editorial and style services.

 

Meet Camden Luxford, AE

I trained as an economist and political scientist, but after university I realised that what I really love to do is read new ideas and stories – and help people put their ideas and stories into clear, beautiful English. To that end, I gained accreditation from the Institute of Professional Editors in 2018. I am continually upgrading and refining my skills as an editor, reader and writer.


As an editor of documents by ESL writers, I consider it my job to help you write better: by explaining my changes, pointing out the things you are doing well and making extensive suggestions to strengthen your academic English.


For native speakers, I’ll be as hands-on or hands-off as you like: my role is to make your voice shine and that means applying grammar rules and style guidelines intelligently and sensitively – writing (and editing) is a craft, not a science.

 

Camden edited one of the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ longstanding titles – Emerging Scholars – and produced a volume to make us proud. She excelled at working with younger authors to bring their work up to the academic standard we expect.

Melissa Conley Tyler, CEO, Australian Institute of International Affairs

 

Contact

Feel free to get in touch about writing, editing, or anything else you’re curious about.

Email me the details of your document for an obligation-free quote.

 
 

I live and work on the traditional lands of the Turrbal and Jagera people. I respect and honour their Elders past, present and emerging. I acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this stolen land.

Sovereignty was never ceded.

 
 

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