I have worked as an editor, copy-editor and proofreader for more than a decade, having received my qualifications in copy-editing and proofreading from Chapterhouse Publishing. Although particularly interested in history and archaeology, I have worked across a wide range of subjects for traditional publishers as well as independent authors. At present, I work primarily on academic books, including many edited volumes. I also provide indexes and can be contacted at l.fentonpublishing@gmail.com.


Prof Juri Engelbrecht, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia: 'I would like to acknowledge the excellent help from Laurence Fenton on the style and English grammar of the manuscript.'

Dr Osvaldo Agamennoni, National University of the South, Argentina: 'Thanks to Laurence Fenton for his excellent proofreading work.'

Dr M. Dan Georgescu, University of Calgary, Canada: 'The proofreading process is professional, of high quality, in perfect timing, and all at an excellent price. After the first proofread manuscript, I realized immediately that I found the proofreader with whom to collaborate over a long time. Five stars without hesitation!'

Dr Besmir Fidahic, author of Linguistic Justice at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: 'It has been a pleasure to work with Laurence on both my book and academic articles. The proofreading is high-quality and the communication with the author is very clear.'

Dr Olusola Ogunnubi, University of the Free State, South Africa and Samuel Oyewole, Federal University, Nigeria: 'We must sincerely thank you for coming to our rescue to provide an excellent editorial assistance. The proofreading we received from you was timely and thorough. We look forward to sending you more manuscripts for editorial assistance in the future.'

Dr Shun-Ping Chen, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany: 'It was a great pleasure to work with you. I am deeply impressed. Thank you again.'

Examples of work:

Marcus Connaughton, Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times (The Collins Press, 2012)

Substantive Copy-Editing: 
Ed Walsh, Upstart: Friends, Foes and Founding a University (The Collins Press, 2011)
Gerard Hanberry, More Lives Than One: The Remarkable Wilde Family Through the Generations (The Collins Press, 2011)

Dominic Price, The Flame and the Candle: War in Mayo, 1919-1924 (The Collins Press, 2012)
Hugh Carthy, Burren Archaeology: A Tour Guide (The Collins Press, 2011)
Aiveen Kemp, The River Shannon: A Journey Down Ireland's Longest River (The Collins Press, 2011)
Niall Mac Coitir, Ireland's Animals: Myths, Legends and Folklore (The Collins Press, 2010)

Emmanuel Nartey, Accountability and Corporate Human Rights Violations in Tort and International Law (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
M. Dan Georgescu, Introduction to Microfossil Biostratigraphy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
Angela Sileo (ed.), Audiovisual Translation as Trans-Creation: A Collection of Essays (UniversItalia, 2021)
Juri Engelbrecht, Complexity in Social Systems and Academies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
Kalinga Seneviratne and Sundeep R. Muppidi (eds), COVID-19, Racism and Politicization: Media in the Midst of a Pandemic (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
Michaela Praisler and Oana-Celia Gheorghiu (eds), The Odyssey of Communism: Visual Narratives, Memory and Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
Osvaldo Agamennoni, Our Self-Organized Brains: A Systemic View of Human and Social Learning (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
Edoardo Villata, 1478, a Year in Leonardo da Vinci's Career (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)

Zoran Matevski (ed.), The Role of Religion in Peace and Conflict (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
Roland Bardy et al., Public Goods, Sustainable Development and the Contribution of Business (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021)
Besmir Fidahic, Linguistic Justice at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020)
Ksenija Vidmar Horvat, Peripheral Europe: On Transitology and Post-Crisis Discourses in Southeast Europe (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020)
Olusola Ogunnubi and Samuel Oyewole (eds), Power Politics in Africa: Nigeria and South Africa in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020)
M. Dan Georgescu, A Monographic Study and Atlas of Late Cretaceous Planktic Foraminifera, Part 1 Globotruncanids (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2020)
Shun-Ping Chen, Fundamentals of Information and Communication Technologies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020)
Giulia Magazzu, Valentina Rossi and Angela Sileo (eds), Reception Studies and Adaptation: A Focus on Italy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020)
Mike Cronin, Doesn't Time Fly? Aer Lingus - Its History (The Collins Press, 2011)
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