Camden Luxford, AE
Helping You Put Your Ideas & Stories Into Clear, Beautiful English
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.
Having my manuscript edited and proofread [by] her, I am convinced that Camden is one of the best editors one can work [with] ... I found her extremely professional in her conduct and thoroughly engaged with the text. She was sensitive towards my voice, understood the golden thread of the narration and remained objective throughout. I would highly recommend her.
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Experience & Expertise
March 2020 ~ 2022
Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing, University of Queensland
In order to consolidate and extend my skills and knowledge and to better support my writers throughout the entire process of publishing their work, I recently began this comprehensive program at UQ.
September 2017 – March 2019
As a remote editor for Canadian editing firm Scribendi, I worked primarily on scores of academic documents across the social and hard sciences, as well as business and technical documents and fiction.
References Workshop, Society for Editors and Proofreaders, UK
This rigorous and detailed online workshop covered the ins and outs of the major referencing systems and how to deal with uncommon or difficult-to-cite sources.
January 2016 - June 2016
Certificate in Professional Proofreading and Editing, Open Colleges, Australia
This course covered the mechanics of grammar, syntax and style, along with the process and responsibilities of the editor and proofreader.
2000 - 2015
Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) with First Class Honours / Bachelor of International Studies with Distinction
I completed a dual degree in Economics and International Studies, going on to do an Honours year in Economics, which entails research training and the completion of a thesis, for which I was awarded First Class Honours. My thesis was in theoretical microeconomics, specifically search theory, which has significant implications for labour economics. My degree in International Studies focused on political philosophy and comparative democracy.
January 2014 - December 2014
Editor, Emerging Scholars 2014
Throughout 2014, in partnership with my co-editors, I worked with young scholars to develop their academic research for publication in this journal of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. I coordinated expert and generalist reviewers, carried out several iterations of structural and copy edits, and collaborated in development of the style guide and proofreading of the typeset document. We presented the publication ahead of schedule for the first time in its history.
Social Media Intern
Frida’s key responsibilities include ensuring the editor takes an afternoon break to enjoy the local park, alerting the editor to the arrival of mail and providing moral support during the untangling of particularly tricky syntactic knots.