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I'm Merl. I'm a word nerd.

I've been editing and writing for more than 30 years, for British and American audiences. British English is my first language.

After gaining my doctorate, I enjoyed an academic career in the humanities and social sciences.


My work involved writing, editing and translating. I was brilliant at all three. And it was fun.


So much fun, in fact, that in 2007 I decided to retrain as a professional editor and translator.

But that's enough about me. What can I do for you?

What my clients say

Academic client, UK

Merl tackles challenging editing tasks with grace, humour, expertise, patience, diligence and dedication. An absolute delight.

Business client, France

Merl provided excellent quality work, with attention to detail, added value to the content, and on time! Perfect.

Academic client, Finland

Excellent and delicate editing work with my research article – a non-English speaker certainly needs help.

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