academic Editing

About Charlesworth Author Services - British Experts in Academic Editing

We understand the importance of an author’s scientific research and its publication. At Charlesworth Author Services, we offer a variety of packages for academic authors to improve the quality, clarity, and readability of their written English – helping to maximise their chances of successful publication. 

Why choose Charlesworth Author Services?

  • We take pride in our British heritage, which serves as a testament to our commitment to quality. When you choose us, you can rest assured that your paper will be meticulously reviewed by a real human editor, not an automated algorithm.
  • Although we are based in the UK, our influence is global. We understand the intricacies of the international publishing landscape and offer tailored solutions that cater to a range of academic writing needs.
  • Unlike most academic author and editing services, our editors always have PhDs or equivalent in your chosen discipline, with native-level English and a first-hand understanding of the publication process. As a result, our editors understand your subject’s technical language and can edit it accordingly – keeping your writing clear, concise, and scientifically accurate.
  • We are proud to be recommended by some of the world’s top scientific publications and institutions, including:


Additionally, we are proud members of the Committee on Publication Ethics, demonstrating our commitment to ethical and responsible publishing practices.

Meet the team:


Mary Miskin

Operations Director

Mary joined Charlesworth Author Services as Operations Director in 2021. Mary has rich academic publishing experience; in her career of over 15 years, she has had multiple roles, including Head of Editorial for Emerald Publishing, Editorial Manager and Publisher. Her experience with multiple aspects of publishing books and journals has given her build a strong understanding of the publishing process from the perspectives of both authors and editors. Mary has managed the implementation of bespoke editorial, production and content management workflow systems, and has overseen outsourcing projects and new technology projects. Mary is a current Board Director for the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) and Charlesworth's COPE representative.


Andrew Smith

Global Product & Marketing Director, Charlesworth

Andrew Smith is the Global Product & Marketing Director at the Charlesworth Group, leading their marketing, agency and product teams in China and the UK. He works extensively with STM Publishers to help them to grow their presence in China through digital author marketing solutions. In 2022, Andrew’s team won the ALPSP Award for Innovation, for the Charlesworth Gateway solution, which improves the author experience for researchers in China through localised WeChat notifications. He has 15 years’ experience working at a senior level in STM publishing and was previously with Emerald Publishing for 11 years, where he held senior product and publishing roles.


Courtney Cadey

Customer Services Manager

Courtney joined Charlesworth Author Services in 2017 after completing a degree in English Language & Literature at Newcastle University. She has been in her current role as Customer Services Manager since 2021, working closely with our authors, editors and publishing partners. She has led many projects and initiatives to improve our global customer service and technology workflows.