Dr Ben Pritchett | Editor and Proofreader

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A freelance editor and proofreader, specialising in arts and culture.

Academic background:

  • First class degree in English language and literature from the University of Oxford
  • Distinction-level master’s in criticism and culture from Cambridge
  • PhD in history of art from the Open University

I have trained with the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), of which I am an intermediate member.

The levels of editing that I can undertake range from an initial manuscript review, through developmental and line editing, to proofreading. That is to say, I can provide analytic feedback on high-level conceptual and structural points, and also help to refine details of style, grammar, and vocabulary.

Normally I use Word for copy-editing, and Acrobat for proofreading, but I am open to discussion if you prefer a different system.

My experience includes editing scholarly texts: postgraduate student papers, journal articles, and a book. I have also worked in-house as a dictionary assistant at Oxford University Press, and as a freelance copy-editor for Taschen.

I have worked for an author with dyslexia, and others with English as their second language.

Although I mainly work on non-fiction, I would also be happy to consider fiction (including film and theatre scripts) and poetry, since I have studied and analysed many classics in depth.

Academic specialisms:

  • Art and technoscience
  • Art in political and economic context
  • British constructivist art between 1956 and 1978
  • Cultural criticism
  • Critical cultural theory
  • Marxism
  • Modern English literature
  • Modern, postmodern, and contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Raymond Williams and the New Left

Topics of personal interest:

  • Animal rights, ecology, environmentalism, vegetarianism, and veganism
  • Cinema/film, particularly documentary, artists’, and experimental (I also occasionally freelance as a filmmaker)
  • Feminism, gender, and sexuality
  • Philosophy
  • Postcolonialism
  • Post-structuralism
  • Psychoanalysis

I am quite happy to consider other subjects too; for example I have edited a PhD thesis on international relations and monetary systems.



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distance: 3,558 Miles
Address Bristol
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