Get in touch to learn about remote editing jobs at our academic author services company based in London’s Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Our Values

We are committed to helping the world’s most promising science researchers publish in the best possible research outlets. Our shared understanding of the STEM publishing space gives our team a uniquely compassionate insight into the process of refining work for peer review and making a strong impression with leading journals, publishing houses, and funding bodies.

Lex Academic and Lex are author services companies with a humane mission. Spearheaded by Oxbridge-educated research academics, we boast 20 years’ editorial experience and over 100 research publications between us. We don’t believe that language should be a barrier to publication. That is why a proportion of our profits go towards the Lex Academic STEM Scholarship, which supports students with dyslexia.

Beloved by those who have been let down by faceless proofreading firms and paltry software packages, our clients return to us again and again because we offer a service that they can trust. We have looked after the manuscripts of thousands of academics and PhD students, enabling native and non-native English speakers alike to place their work with leading journals and prestigious publishing houses. Our boutique author service ensures your work is submission-ready with a tailored menu of proofreading and editing services that promote publication success. All documents are edited by subject experts and finished by our professional Quality Controller from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, who gives the seal of approval to all work, thereby assuring eager, returning clients.

The Team

Our in-house team are utterly integral to this and constitute the most important ingredient in our ability to consistently deliver exceptional academic proofreading, copy-editing, indexing, and translation at the highest level. We relish going above and beyond for our clients and we love to celebrate their success. We are a hard-working, collaborative team who relish the responsibility bestowed upon us by our esteemed clientele and we share an enormous sense of pride to see our clients succeeding in the most challenging aspects of academic life: winning funding and publishing their scientific research.

In pursuit of our professional goals, we are always looking for the next like-minded person to join our team. Alongside our growing pool of academic freelance proofreaders, indexers, translators, and developmental editors, we are consistently seeking to expand and nurture our in-house talent. We are currently staffed by researchers who have retrained as professional proofreaders and editors. We believe that technical editorial experience combined with world-leading subject-matter expertise is the magic behind truly extraordinary proofreading, indexing, and translation.

Do you share our passion for immaculate prose?

Are you highly educated, intuitive, and conscientious? We are always on the hunt for extraordinary proofreaders, indexers, and academic translators who share our scrupulous editorial standards. If you are looking for academic proofreading jobs with competitive rates of pay, then please get in touch.

Email with your CV to see if we’re a good fit.

We are a veritable talent agency for the world’s most outstanding scientific editors, indexers, and translators. Every applicant is rigorously tested to ensure that our team remains the preserve of perfectionists.

Would you like to make a difference to the creation of important research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? We help scientific researchers in a way that would appeal to someone highly educated and meticulous. If you share these values, then you will find working for us pleasurable, rewarding, and a good opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to help researchers publish their work in the most ambitious and prestigious outlets.

Working with us would enable you to really perform at the limit of your conscientiousness. You would be part of a small team of highly accomplished editors, working in unison to perfect the work of academics worldwide.


Current Permanent Vacancies


Chief Copy Editor / Quality Assurance Lead (£28–32k STE, plus pension)


Lex Academic and Lex purvey white-glove academic author services and seek to appoint a full-time Quality Controller of academic articles, indexes, theses, and manuscripts across STEM subjects, humanities, and social sciences.

This role reports directly to the CEO and COO of the company and works closely with the Editorial Project Manager and Quality Controller. The role is fully remote.

Applicants should at least have a very good BA/BSc degree in either a humanities, social sciences, or STEM subject, an impeccable command of the English language, a proactive attitude, multitasker mindset, and the ability to perform exceptional quality control on edited, translated, and proofread academic work across STEM subjects, the humanities, and social sciences. At least four years’ professional editorial experience will be required for shortlisting.

This fully remote role requires flexibility, exceptional time-management, and a passion for delivering high-quality editorial services. Our motto is that we never let an academic client down.

Salary: £28,000–32,000 (plus pension). There will be opportunities for promotion as the company grows. Weekday and some weekend cover required. Interviews will be held remotely.

To apply, please email HR with your CV and a detailed cover letter.

Current Freelancer Vacancies

Owing to recent growth, we are looking for specialist STEM proofreaders, copy editors, and developmental editors in the following areas:


  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Biology and physiology
  • Earth and environmental science
  • Ecology
  • Medical Science
  • Architectural Science
  • Psychiatry
  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive science
  • Space Science


  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Mechatronics
  • Architectural Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Applied Computing
  • AI Ethics


  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Maritime Studies
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Building Services
  • Product Design and innovation
  • Engineering Management


  • Pure mathematics
  • Logic
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Probability theory
  • Algorithms and applications
  • Algebra
  • Mechanics
  • Geometry
  • History and Philosophy of Mathematics

To apply to join our expanding team of freelance editors, please email with an introductory email or brief CV. Lex Academic are an equal opportunities employer.

Explore our other author services

Scientific Proofreading

Proofreading is for those clients who need the peace of mind of knowing that their manuscript is absolutely error-free.

Scientific Copy-Editing

Copy-editing is for those clients who are hoping to improve the overall style and concision of their writing, making a guaranteed impression with academic journals.

Substantive Scientific Editing

Substantive editing is our white-glove service for those clients who require heavier editing that renders scholarship into a native-sounding style, with the tone, diction, and clarity of scholarly English.


Lex Academic are a listed supplier of academic translation services in dozens of elite universities, including Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Universität Luzern, Universität Ulm, and Università di Torino.

Scientific Indexing Services

We craft dedicated indexes for scientific textbooks and monographs. These can include page references for boxes, figures, and tables.

Having used their proofreading and copy-editing services on several occasions, I can say that the Lex Academic editorial team are careful, knowledgeable, and professional. I would entrust to them my work and gladly recommend them to my peers and colleagues in the life sciences.