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After working for a number of years as a book editor, Rachel spent several years studying at Exeter University in the UK, where she achieved a first-class honours degree in Psychology, an MSc in Psychological Research Methods and a PhD.
Rachel first joined us as a freelance editor in 2001, while completing her PhD. After spending a few years as a post-doctoral researcher and then lecturing in psychology, she returned to us in 2010 and focused her career on academic editing. She took on the role of Assistant Chief Editor in 2018, and became co-Chief-Editor in 2020. Unable to leave academia behind completely, she also teaches Psychology at an English-speaking university in Italy, where she is now based. With extensive experience in both academia and publishing, Rachel has an excellent overview of both the client and editor sides of the business.
Outside work, Rachel keeps busy restoring the old olive mill she and her partner recently bought, walking and cycling in the Tuscan countryside and exploring the many treasures of Italy.
Louise obtained a Double First-class BA(Hons)/MA in English and an MPhil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature (First-class Honours) from Jesus College, Cambridge, where she subsequently embarked on PhD studies on Renaissance tragic theatre and grammar. While working on a freelance basis for AsiaEdit, she provided undergraduate teaching, interviewing and examination marking across the Cambridge English Tripos for 15+ colleges of the university. She was appointed Senior Member at Newnham College from 2016 to 2018. In 2019, she took up the full-time role of Senior Editor (Arts and Humanities) at AsiaEdit, followed by that of Managing Editor (Arts and Humanities). She was appointed Co-Chief Editor in November 2020, and looks forward to tackling the new challenges that the role will bring.
Beyond her work for AsiaEdit, Louise holds a Varsity Blue in ballroom and Latin dancing, and is putting plans in motion to realise her dream of becoming a dog-owner.
Leo gained an MSci (First Class Honours) in Chemistry from University College London in 2006. After several years in administration, he embarked on a PhD in Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, graduating in 2015. His computational research into biological molecules bore fruit with six publications. He began working with AsiaEdit in 2016 as a freelance editor of chemistry and allied subjects. In 2019 he stepped up to the role of Managing Editor, Physical Sciences.
Outside of work Leo is a frequent runner and occasional triathlete. At St Andrews he was a keen hill-walker but studiously avoided playing golf. At his current rate, there is a decent chance he will eventually manage to read every novel by Philip K. Dick.
Jennifer completed a BS in Biochemistry with high honors from the University of Detroit Mercy. She then worked as a research assistant in tumor immunology and clinical epidemiology laboratories for several years before undertaking doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, where her dissertation research focused on T cell development, function, and malignancy.
After completing a PhD in Immunology and publishing several research articles as a first author or co-author, she began editing part-time as a freelancer while pursuing postdoctoral research in tumor immunology and radiology. She soon transitioned to full-time work as a freelance editor, with clients in various life science, biomedical science, and medical disciplines. She joined AsiaEdit as a freelance editor in 2016. In 2020, she took a full-time position as a Senior Editor and subsequently accepted the role of Managing Editor, Life Sciences. She greatly enjoys her work as an editor because it regularly exposes her to new ideas, and looks forward to the challenges of her new role.
In her spare time, Jennifer works with a nonprofit organization to promote voter education and access in her community near Detroit. She is also an avid singer and founding member of a local chamber chorale.
Magali obtained an MA in Gender Studies with Distinction from Swansea University and a PhD in Gender and Sexuality Studies from University College London in 2018. While completing her PhD, she worked as a postgraduate teaching assistant at University College London in 2016 before joining AsiaEdit as a freelance editor in 2017 focusing on Social Sciences and Business & Economics. After completing her PhD, she started working full-time at AsiaEdit in 2018. She was appointed Senior Editor in September 2020 and Managing Editor, Business & Economics, in March 2021.
Outside of work, Magali enjoys reading, travelling, and building Lego sets.
After gaining a PhD in Zooarchaeology with its links to anatomy, biology and geology, Sheelagh taught courses on everything from cultural studies to statistics. Having developed a very useful skill – the ability to communicate to many different audiences – she began working as a writer and editor before joining the AsiaEdit team.
After graduating with a degree in plant sciences from the University of Edinburgh, Beth studied professional writing and editing in Melbourne before joining the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as a project editor. She has a wide range of academic, government and commercial editing and publishing experience, and before going freelance specialised in illustrated non-fiction books, with a particular focus on natural history.
She plays viola for the Wandsworth Symphony Orchestra (in London), loves reading recipe books and likes to start, and sometimes complete, creative projects.
Asha has worked as an academic editor for over a decade. She started in early 2009 as a university textbook editor, before undertaking successive editing roles with a university publication that showcased student research. She eventually transitioned into her position on the AsiaEdit team in 2015. Twice graduated from the University of Toronto, she holds a BSc and a BA in the sciences and foreign languages.
Asha is passionate about language learning and travel photography. When she’s not editing, she’s working with agencies, hotels and destinations to produce, curate and publish creative social content for their marketing endeavours.
After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University, Lynnette worked in a variety of roles in human resources and operations management before shifting to editing. She has a certificate in copyediting from the University of California, San Diego Extension.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, theatre, travel, and spending time with family and friends. Lynnette is from the US and currently resides in London.
Claire came to AsiaEdit in 2004 after a stint as the sole English language editor for the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong. Since that time she has been a cornerstone of the team, accumulating experience in editing for customers in all academic disciplines.
Claire has First Class Honours degrees in both the humanities and natural science.
She likes to practice the martial art of Muay Thai, cultivate her knowledge of trees and woodland ecosystems and read an awful lot of books.
Darby has a PhD in organic chemistry (natural product total synthesis) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He worked for ten years in drug development at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland, followed by five years at Cawthron Institute, Nelson, working in various areas of analytical chemistry and microscale synthetic modification of natural products. He has also worked as a freelance academic editor and at a large commercial plant nursery.
Outside of work, Darby enjoys keeping fit and flexible, reading widely, listening to music, making jams and jellies, coffee, gardening, quizzes, and keeping up with his family.
Joshua holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Oklahoma State University and has worked as an academic editor since 2010. An award-winning writer and novelist, he’s been writing his whole life, and is one of the editors of Diplomacy World, the flagship publication of the Diplomacy hobby.
His interests include science fiction, health and fitness, strength training, baseball and bombastic European power metal.
Tanvi is a BELS-Certified Editor in the Life Sciences with more than 4 years of experience in editing papers in Life Sciences and Medicine. Before her editing career she gained a Master’s in Life Sciences from the University of Mumbai and has completed workshops on scientific writing.
In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, reading fiction, and going on weekend getaways with friends.
Dan consultants as a writer, editor and researcher out of Johannesburg, South Africa. His writing spans a range of disciplines from academic research to compelling communication for development agencies and corporate clients. Dan is a former editor of the International Journal of Transitional Justice, has published on numerous issues at the socio-political intersection of South Africa’s democracy and holds an MSc (with distinction) in Africa and International Development from the University of Edinburgh.
Fergus has been editing and writing for over 20 years, and has worked on academic, reference, education, travel and instructional content. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Sussex, and has worked with AH Editing since 2012.
Fergus is from the UK and currently resides in Italy.
Brian has been an editor since 1988, with ten years at Edges magazine and twelve as a financial publications proofreader with Bowne of Canada. He has a Bachelor degree in History from the University of Alberta, a certificate in editing from George Brown College in Toronto and has worked with Armstrong-Hilton since 2011. He writes history books in his spare time, and has so far published four.
Stephen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Princeton University. Following work as a research assistant, he completed his PhD in Economics at Stanford University. Currently, he is an active researcher in the field of economic theory, with a diverse set of interests within that discipline.
Outside of work, he enjoys baking sourdough bread, traveling, and taking photographs.
David graduated with a First Class Honors degree in English Literature from Trinity College, Dublin and went on to receive his Ph.D., also in English Literature, from Harvard University. He also spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at Boston College studying linguistics and a year as a Chinese Government Scholar at Tsinghua University studying Chinese.
During his graduate studies, David served as a Teaching Fellow in a wide range of courses in the Humanities at Harvard. During the summers, he crossed the Charles River to serve as a Research Associate in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Asia Quarterly, a graduate student journal of current affairs.
After several years based in Beijing as a Research Fellow with a focus on political and military affairs in China and North Korea at a European think tank, David relocated to Vienna, Austria, where he currently works as a freelance editor. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in Vienna's museums and hiking.
Leia is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, researching neural stem cells and gene regulation. She hails from Ireland, where she obtained a BSc in Biomedical, Health and Life Science at University College Dublin, giving her a well-rounded knowledge of all things biological.
When she’s not at the lab bench, she can be found rowing on the River Cam, exploring the world and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Kim earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Davidson College, where she took as many literature classes as her schedule would permit. She holds a doctorate in chemistry and neuroscience from Princeton University and is a certified editor in the life sciences through BELS.
Kim currently works as a research assistant professor and science writer in Arizona. When it is less than 100°F, she loves hiking and exploring the American west in a VW Vanagon.
Justin has a BA in Molecular Biology from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Oxford. He studies chromatin, genome organization and the epigenome, and has published many peer-reviewed and lay articles in a variety of journals. Outside of science, he and his wife enjoy the culture and food of Washington DC, politics, skiing, and hiking the local area with their faithful dog.
Before embarking on his PhD studies in particle physics at University College London, Graham completed his undergraduate degree in Physics and masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maine, as well as a masters in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.
He is currently focusing on theoretical neutrino physics and data science, with research interests extending from quark confinement to optimisation algorithms to BSM neutrino theory.
Greg holds a Master’s degree with honours from the University of Auckland and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Monash University, Australia. With a broad experience in academic editing he has also written on a range of subjects relating to science and philosophy.
Lorenzo gained a BA and a BSc with First Class Honours at the Australian National University before completing his PhD in organic chemistry in 2015 at the same university. He has also worked at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and at Jinan University in Guangzhou. Aside from science, Lorenzo has a long and developed interest in politics. When he isn't discussing how to save the world, he can be found at the boxing gym.
Esther graduated magma cum laude with a M.S. in Geoscience from the University of Arizona and Ph.D. in Experimental Geoscience from the Bayerisches Geoinstitut at the Universität Bayreuth. Her primary research involves the experimental and theoretical determination of transport and elastic properties of materials. In addition to her passion for science and academic editing, Esther is a scuba dive master, ski instructor, performance poet, composer, and musician.
Gwen brings many years of experience working on educational and academic texts, particularly in business and the life sciences. She has also co-authored several educational textbooks, specialising in the use of plain English for second-language students. In recent years she has focused increasingly on research papers for non-English speakers, as well as developmental editing for fiction authors. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and English and a post-graduate diploma in business.
Allison gained her PhD in comparative literature from UCLA and taught history and literature at Harvard University before branching out into editing. Her strong academic background in English means that she is familiar with the tone and register expected by academic audiences from a range of disciplines, making her a very versatile editor on the Armstrong-Hilton team.
Carlson gained a BSc in Biochemistry with First Class Honours from the University of Bristol, and went on to complete a PhD in Immunology. He has published in several high-impact journals and is specialized in editing research papers in biochemistry, immunology and cell biology.
He spends his spare time reading, climbing and travelling.
Kim has Master’s degrees in Social Work and Marine Policy, and has spent many years working in and around human services, government, and science organizations as a researcher, writer, and editor. She has called both Australia and the US home and currently lives along a Louisiana bayou. For fun, she likes to hike, camp, ride her bike, read, cook and garden
David has a PhD in psychology and has served as a Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology at a UK university. He is Associate Editor of The Sport Psychologist, one of the most prominent outlets for sport psychology research, and has published 57 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 9 invited book chapters. He has very broad research experience and interests in both mainstream and sport psychology, psychophysiology, neuroscience, sports science, exercise and health.
Stephen worked in the IT industry for a number of years before commencing university studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and emerging with a PhD in Politics. He held lecturing roles in New Zealand and Malaysia while publishing a monograph and journal articles in the politics of science and technology. Stephen has been copyediting and proofreading academic work since 2011 and now works full-time as an editor from his current home in Leeds, UK.
An editor with a multi- and inter-disciplinary background spanning economics and the natural sciences, after gaining an undergraduate degree in environmental economics, Lee completed a PhD in tundra biogeochemistry which involved a stint on Svalbard in the Norwegian High Arctic. He then spent more than a decade at different UK universities carrying out research at the environment-economy interface and teaching research methods and statistics to postgraduate students. He enjoys travelling and currently works from Europe.
Ana has a bachelor's degree from Smith College in art history and the languages and cultures of East Asia, as well as a master's degree from SOAS University of London at the intersection of those fields. She is Romanian-American and works as a bookseller in London. She enjoys studying languages, writing short prose and walking the city (whichever the city).
Greg has broad experience editing in academic, medical and business contexts. He holds an M.A. from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism in Maryland and worked briefly in magazine and newspaper writing, including at the Washington Post.
His passions include piano and chess and he holds an expert-level rating from the United States Chess Federation.
Louis graduated with a BA (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge in 2016. He has since achieved two Master’s degrees – an MSc in Statistics (Distinction) and an MRes in Mathematics (Distinction) – at Imperial College London, where he is now working towards a PhD in statistics.
In his spare time, Louis is a keen marathon runner, musician, and foodie.
Having received his MA in English from the University of Toronto, Nate embarked on a career in editing and has worked on a wide range of material, including academic writing and business publications, for both individuals and organisations since 2007.
In his spare time, Nate is a jazz enthusiast.
Tim achieved a first-class Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Studies from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2010, and then completed an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge in 2014. Tim joined AH Editing in 2016 as an editor and has professional experience in the university sector and the publishing industry.
After graduating with a First Class Honours and completing her MA in Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield, Nina worked for a London-based translation agency before further honing her skills as a proofreader for a national monthly magazine in Cairo. Following a move to Beijing she started working for AsiaEdit alongside a role as a language consultant for the China International Publishing Group. Six years and two children later, the family moved to Milan but Nina stayed with AsiaEdit. She enjoys an active work schedule while managing the family and learning Italian.
Rowena is a PhD student at University College London, researching Philosophy of Education at the UCL Institute of Education. She has two decades of experience teaching philosophy and education studies to undergraduate students. She spends her spare time reading, camping, and bringing her two children to visit museums around London.
Vikki has a degree in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has several years’ experience editing for academic publishers, journals, and think tanks in the fields of economics, finance, business, international law, and energy policy. Though she's originally from Hong Kong, she currently lives in Buenos Aires where she's engaged in small-scale urban farming projects.
Founder & Chief Operations Officer
Nick oversees the day-to-day running of the business including human resources, finance and administration.
Having briefly lived in Hong Kong when young, he completed an MBA in the UK before returning two decades ago and co-founding Armstrong-Hilton in 1996.
Outside of work Nick is a sometime field hockey player and spends his time looking after his young family.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Pete manages sales and marketing and is involved with the other partners in product and system development. He studied business in the UK before arriving in Hong Kong almost twenty-five years ago, helping to set up Armstrong-Hilton after experience in the commercial property sector.
Outside of work Pete is often to be found in the water, both surfing and paddling, and enjoys the outdoors generally.
An indispensable part of the team, Tracy handles accounts and much of the administrative side of the operation and speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
A native of Hong Kong, Tracy spent some years in Canada before returning and joining us at AsiaEdit.
She is a keen amateur photographer.
Customer Service Manager
Felix is a Board-certified academic editor with a decade of experience in editing operations and management and a sprinkling of writing and marketing skills. Felix is passionate about science communication and takes pride in helping researchers disseminate their work. At AsiaEdit, Felix is part of the operations team and works with Terry on content marketing.
Outside of work, Felix enjoys the outdoors and is a prolific hiker and an amateur Gaelic footballer. His other interests include film production, sustainable living, and (badly) dabbling in the arts.
Originally from Germany, Gerhard moved to Hong Kong in 2010 and completed a master’s degree at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Following that he has worked for various tech start-ups and corporates in Hong Kong.
Gerhard develops web applications with a focus on CRM and manages AsiaEdit's technology stack and cloud infrastructure.
Outside of work he enjoys various sports such as tennis, hiking and going to the gym.
Trevor is a publishing and education consultant and an elected Council Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. He has 25 years of experience helping authors publish their research in peer-reviewed academic journals.
His previous positions include senior editorial and publishing roles in medical and social science journals in Asia and the United States, as well as teaching research communication and publishing ethics at the University of Hong Kong. He holds an MA in Biochemistry and a DPhil in cancer genetics from the University of Oxford.