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Professional Writing and Translation Services

Professional Translation and Writing Services

NCIS Professional Writing and Translation Services is a directory of professional editors and translators who are also NCIS members.  Editors offer general manuscript critique, proofreading, and in-depth content editing, while featured translators offer translation, proofreading and copy editing. This paid service is available to the public and is offered to NCIS members at a discount as part of our membership benefits. Please contact the service providers directly using the information below.



Translator (English/Italian) and proofreader

Services: Translating, proofreading

Translation service languages: ENGLISH to ITALIAN

Subject areas: Humanities, second language acquisition, literature

As an Italian native translator, my experience ranges from legal documents and certificates to novels (ENG-ITLN). I work professionally as a college-level instructor and previously as a writer. A native of Florence, until 2013 I lived in Poggio a Caiano, a small Italian village that is the sister city of Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2005 I graduated from the University of Florence with a major in the Organization of Cultural Events. After that, I wrote for a local newspaper until applying to the University of Virginia for a master’s in Italian Studies, which I completed in 2015. Since that time I have been working as a lecturer of Italian at the same institution.

Aside from my native Italian fluency, I also have near-native fluency in English (TOEFL, GRE). My active research program is focused on pedagogy, second language acquisition, Victorian literature, American contemporary literature, and crime fiction. I teach all levels of elementary and intermediate Italian.

I offer discounted rates for NCIS members.



Translator and proofreader

Services: Translating, proofreading

Translation service languages: ENGLISH / ITALIAN / SPANISH

Specialties: Journal articles, theses, CVs, books, book chapters, book proposals, web content

Subject areas: Humanities and social sciences

Born and raised in Turin (Italy), I moved to the United States—where I currently live and work—when I was 24 years old. While conducting my academic research, I lived, for brief periods, in Valencia (Spain) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). Aside from my native Italian, I have near-native proficiency in English (TOEFL, FIRST, GRE, C2 Proficiency CPE certified at Cambridge University) and Spanish (Advanced C2 certified at Instituto Cervantes; PhD in Spanish Language and Literature). I have taught college-level Spanish to American students in both Spain and the United Stated, and I am certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

My translation experience includes conference papers and presentation material for the Italian company Targa (EN-ITLN, SPN-EN, SPN-ITLN) and work for the University of Virginia’s Departments of Sociology (EN-ITLN) and English (website translator, EN-SPN). Additionally, for the Department of Sociology I served as a copy editor and indexing consultant.

I look forward to helping you with your manuscript. Discounted rates for NCIS members.




Academic Translator

Services: translation; transcription and transliteration of Cyrillic script

Translation service languages: POLISH, RUSSIAN, ENGLISH

Specialties: essays, articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, theses, research proposals

Subject areas: humanities and social sciences

I offer translation services in the humanities and social sciences (EN-PL, RU-PL, PL-EN, RU-EN), carried out in close cooperation with the author. If needed, I can also help with issues such as argumentation and structure, and I provide Romanisation of Russian Cyrillic script. As a Polish citizen living in the U.K., in 2017 I completed a PhD in Russian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Aside from writing academic texts and preparing conference presentations, I have also served as a peer reviewer and volunteered as a translator of Polish and Russian in Barclays Diversity Multicultural Network Support. I provided translating services to five local schools, as arranged with the Glasgow City Council. Before moving abroad, I studied Russian and English at the University of Białystok, then worked as an English teacher in primary and secondary schools. More information can be found in my NCIS profile. One of my peer reviews is open-access and can be seen at the Journal for Media Linguistics site,

Because I am building up translating experience, I offer deep discounts for NCIS members.




Editor, Translator (French-English)

Services: Editing, translating

Editing services: I offer the full range of editorial tasks, from developmental to copy editing.

Translation service languages: FRENCH to ENGLISH. Reading knowledge of Spanish and German.

Specialties: General audience as well as academic writing. Editing of articles, book-length manuscripts, book chapters. Nonfiction and creative nonfiction.

Subject areas and formats: Cultural studies, history, sociology, art, literature, philosophy,  military history, history of religions, and more. Articles, book manuscripts, book chapters, résumés and CVs, job-application packages.

A U.S. citizen living in the United States, I was raised and educated partly in Canada, France, and Switzerland. I hold a Ph.D. in Modern French Studies (specializing in French Canadian literature) and master’s degrees in library science and creative nonfiction writing. I have edited both on staff and as a freelancer, including for university presses, magazines, the Center for a New American Security, ABC-CLIO, and the U.S. Naval Institute. My translation background includes three books, notably Thérèse of Lisieux: A Life of Love, by Jean Chalon (Ligouri Books); archival documents; and, as a freelancer for JPD Systems Translation Services, editing scholarly articles that had been translated from French, while ensuring accuracy of the translations.  

Discounted rate for NCIS members.


Services: Translating, editing, proofreading

Translation service languages: FRENCH to ENGLISH

Editing: FR-EN; EN-EN

Specialties: journal articles, theses, books, book proposals

Subject areas include (but are not limited to): humanities, social sciences, music

British-born and naturalised French, I hold a PhD in Musicology as well as the Masters-level Diploma in Translation, and have been awarded Chartered Linguist status by the Chartered Institute of Linguists. I teach courses in both the Music and Applied Languages departments of Aix-Marseille University (France), and as a freelancer I work on manuscripts in a wide range of disciplines for clients including authors, doctorands, adjuncts and faculty members from universities across Europe, Asia and the U.S. I provide professional editing, proofreading and translation (FR-EN) of journal articles, theses and books; my translations of papers in musicology, social sciences, linguistics, theology, cultural studies, and history of science have been published in leading academic journals. I have translated and edited books including Villa-Lobos, the Music: An Analysis of His Style by L.M. Peppercorn, transl. Stefan de Haan (London: Kahn & Averill, 1991) and researched and translated 16C-19C French archival material published in the six-book series Convents in Exile 1600-1800, ed. C. Bowden (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). 

Please feel free to contact me to discuss your manuscript. Discounted rate for NCIS members.




Services: Academic proofreading, copy-editing and translation

Translation service languages: ENGLISH, GERMAN

Specialties: book-length manuscripts, PhD theses, articles, or chapters for publication

My name is Dr. Ian Copestake and I am founder of the academic proofreading, copy-editing and translation business (German to English) based at I am a native-English speaking academic, author, and editor of the William Carlos Williams Review, and having taught at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, I subsequently established my academic services business in Germany to bridge the publishing gap between non-native English speaking scholars and the English-speaking academic publishing world. I welcome queries concerning work on book-length manuscripts, PhD theses, articles, or chapters for publication. Do contact me either via the website or by email at

Discounted rates for NCIS members.



House of Creative Writing

Services: Editing, proofreading, translating

Translation service languages: ENGLISH, INDONESIAN, JAVANESE, MALAY

Specialties: all types of fiction and non-fiction works

Subject areas include (but are not limited to): humanities, social sciences

I am a professional writer, editor, proofreader, and translator, with over 20 years of experience working in international journalism. With an educational background in English literature and American Studies, I specialize in the humanities and social sciences. My loyal clients include the National Geographic Society, law firms, and national organizations and companies.

Discounted rate for NCIS members.




Services: Developmental editing; writing process coaching; qualitative research design consultation


I hold a PhD in English Composition & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and have taught first-year composition, qualitative research methods, and courses for teachers of English language learners. I also led a university writing center for four years, where I coached students and faculty writers, mentored a staff of writing consultants, and provided university-wide writing development programs. Through my private consulting practice, I offer coaching, editing, and personalized instruction to graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars. 

Discounted rate for NCIS members.




PenKnife Writing and Editorial Services

Services: Developmental editing, copy editing, proofreading

Specialties: Academic/scholarly articles and books, book reviews, newsletters, fiction, poetry, memoir, essays, web content, and academic and non-academic non-fiction

Subject areas include (but are not limited to): the humanities, especially history and literary studies

I offer significant developmental and copy editing to academic and creative authors. I have worked as an editor, proofreader, and writing tutor since my first job as a free-lancer for the academic Berg Publishers, Inc. of Rhode Island over twenty-five years ago.  I regularly help scholars in the throes of dissertation writing and article preparation recover and sharpen their essential points of argument and trim extraneous material. My goal is always to help authors produce their best, most readable works.  I have extensive editing experience in a myriad of contexts.  I was the Book Review Editorial Assistant for the academic journal English Language Notes for several years, and have edited newsletters for Brown University’s Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, the Boulder Writers Alliance, and the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. I was the proofreader for A Blackbird Sings, a book of small stones poetry edited by Fiona Robyn and Kaspalita (Malvern, England: Woodsmoke Press, 2012) and was part of the editing team for [insert title here,], an extensive legal text on federal rules of evidence by Christopher B. Mueller. 

Discounted rate for NCIS members.



All Star Editorial Services

Services: Editing, revising, reordering and/or proofreading

Specialties: Essays, articles, letters, proposals, memos, etc.

Subject matter: Humanities, social sciences, physical sciences

With a Ph.D. in art history and an extensive publication record in both popular and scholarly publications on a variety of subjects, I have two background areas of expertise to draw upon: the academic and the journalistic. This enables me combine scholarly detachment and attention to detail with the ability to pull together key ideas and arguments, organizing projected publications into smoothly flowing wholes.   My technique is not to take over a manuscript and edit it myself, but rather to work back and forth with the author so that s/he retains full command of -- and sense of identification with -- the finished work.

Discounted rates for NCIS members.


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