Lewis Packwood

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Copy-editing, proofreading, writing, copywriting, anglicizing, plain/clear English, editorial training, EFL/ESL editing, rewriting, project management, research, picture research


Journals, websites/blogs, magazines, online materials, books, travel guides, illustrated books


Freelance since 2013; copy-editing manager, 2010–13, and copy-editor, 2009–10, Macmillan Publishers; production editor, Elsevier, 2007–09


Nature, New Scientist, Nature Reviews, Skyscanner, IBM, Eurogamer, Kotaku UK, NPG Language Editing, Trends in Biotechnology, Trends in Neuroscience, Swales and Willis, Oxford Language Editing, Scinopsis, Resense Spa, Bouncepad, UV-C Light Products, Enago


Sciences, life sciences (biotechnology, genetics), biology (molecular/cell, developmental, microbiology), video games, gaming, board games, media studies (cinema/film, electronic/online publishing, video/audio), English literature, tourism/travel (Japan, South America, UK), medical specialisms (immunology, neurology/neurosciences, pharmacology), music (rock), podcasts, blogs, home and leisure (games and puzzles)


BA English Literature

Specialised software

InDesign, InCopy


I have found Lewis to be a fast-working, accurate and thoroughly dependable subeditor and proofreader. He asks the right questions, makes text catchier and easier to read, and is adept at handling new systems and technology. And he does it all with a smile. 

Chris Simms, chief subeditor, New Scientist

Lewis Packwood has provided copy-editing support to my team for the past few years. 

Our continued engagement of Lewis is testament to the consistency of his editing and the professionalism with which he conducts his business. We are highly selective in who we trust with our manuscripts.

As an experienced copy editor, Lewis is able to adjust his editing style or the depth of his editing (heavy or light) according to the requirements of the manuscript or when working to a given brief. He has a sensitive touch, and this works well on our papers.

Nature Reviews