Specialized Editing


Established in 2003, CambridgeEditors is an independent firm dedicated to providing superior editorial services for a wide range of clients. Our diverse clientele includes, but is not limited to, Academics, Creative Writers, and Corporations. We edit texts of all varieties, such as: scholarly monographs, chapters, and journal articles; dissertations and master’s theses; novels and other forms of fiction; poetry; websites; undergraduate essays; proposals and application essays; and institutional materials, brochures, advertising, and reports.

Client Testimonials

“I could not be more grateful for the experience that I have had these five years working together with CambridgeEditors […] I feel as though Melissa Ptacek was the PhD supervisor that I never had, and I treasure her insightful feedback. I place my trust in [her] because I know she wants the best for me […] I could not recommend CambridgeEditors services [more highly…] It takes my text to the next level, subtly without changing what I am writing. It becomes better, more alive.”
~Renata, University of Cambridge Judge Business School, March 2019

“Preparing the eighteen chapters here in a uniform style with the attendant apparatus of case and treaty tables was expedited by Tom Sullivan, Mary Cadette, Jay Boggis, Laura Rodgers, and Laura Pacquette who worked efficiently under the guidance of Harte Weiner at Cambridge Editors.”
~Acknowledgements from International Law and the Post-Soviet Space by Thomas D. Grant (ibidem Press, 2019)

“I really appreciate that I can learn from … your polished writing … and not worry. Please keep doing it!”
~Mahrou, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, August 2018

“We’re deeply grateful to our editor and CambridgeEditors for their excellent professional cooperation on this book project. We greatly valued the editor’s expertise on the subject matter at hand and the thoroughness of his edit. We look very much forward to working with you again.”
~ Anneliese, Freie Universität Berlin, January 2018

“Just to let you know, Tom Sullivan has been very helpful on a couple of quick queries I have made. And of course, Sunanda has been a gem and absolute pleasure in this process. Her insights and corrections have been top-drawer. Many thanks.
~ Jim, Texas Woman’s University College of Health Science, July 2018

“I continue to be quite pleased with the quality of editorial work accomplished by Mel and coordinated with the team at CambridgeEditors! The unusual style and formatting preferences of my Goettingen publisher would have driven me crazy without Mel’s clear-headed and patient assistance.”
~ Jon, The George Washington University, July 2018

“Mr. Sullivan did a great job, especially within such a shortened time frame. I would have been in serious trouble absent Mr. Sullivan’s efforts.”
~ James, Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, July 2018

Recent Edits

International Law and the Post-Soviet Space (Nonfiction)

A Village Under the Streetlight (Creative)

Paradoxes of the Popular: An Ethnography of Bangladeshi Democracy (Anthropology)

Holland vs. Aceh (Nonfiction)

“Governments’ Inclination to State-owned Enterprises: Revisiting China’s Privatization with Special Attention on Input Prices” (Economics)

“The Role of the Physician when a Patient Discloses Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration” (Medicine)

CambridgeEditors has no affiliation with Harvard Book Store.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide every client with a custom, expert edit. Our editors apply their years of professional experience to the Service or Services you request. At the outset, you receive a Client Proposal that reflects your objectives. Guided by your request, our editors are ready to supply your final proofread, your pre-publication review, or interactive, chapter by chapter editing, with text passed back and forth in the course of revision. At CambridgeEditors, we work alongside you to achieve your goals.


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Are you working on a manuscript of 100 pages or longer? Let us know for a 10% discount for any edit of your dissertation, novel, or other major work.

Just mention these specials when you request your quote now through the end of May!