About me

Hello there! I am Marieke, a full-time editor specializing in copyediting academic manuscripts. I work on journal articles, book manuscripts, and PhD dissertations. I improve a text’s grammar, punctuation, flow, and overall consistency. I check basic facts and logic. I format a document according to specific guidelines or a certain editorial style. I fix footnotes, citations, and bibliographies. Throughout all this, I maintain an open line of communication with my clients and consult with them about important style decisions. I work with the Chicago Manual of Style, Hart’s Rules (Oxford style), APA, MLA, Harvard, and others.

I have a PhD in Political Science and a strong background in Arabic, urban studies,  geography, and the political economy of the Middle East. I obtained my MA from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. I have published several academic journal articles and book chapters. I am also completing the Professional Editing Standards Certificate at Queen’s University, Canada, this year, and have taken other professional training courses and webinars. You can find my resume here.

I also work on websites, non-academic non-fiction, and card games. Besides copyediting, I provide reference formatting services as well.

I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and SENSE, the Society of English-language professionals in the Netherlands. I am eligible to work in the EU and Canada (I am a permanent resident).