Asia’s leading academic editing partner
Already holding a Bachelor degree in history with first class honours, Mike gained his PhD in Southeast Asian Studies from the Australian National University in 2002. Having worked with Armstrong-Hilton as a part-time editor during his studies, he relocated to Hong Kong to become a full-time editor, before taking over as Chief Editor and later becoming a partner in the company.
Other than editing and copywriting, Mike’s role is to ensure excellent service standards through managing quality control, acquiring new talent and staff training.
In his spare time, Mike reads widely, enjoys hill walking and rock climbing, and dabbles in programmable electronics.
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 Armstrong-Hilton.
She is a keen amateur photographer.
Customer Service Manager
James manages daily operations and is the intermediary between clients and editors. A Hong Kong native, James has spent a total of 18 years living in Qatar, Australia and in the Philippines. James is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English and worked for some years in customer service with Cathay Pacific before joining AsiaEdit.
Terry devises digital and social media marketing plans to promote AsiaEdit’s expertise to our university clients across Asia. He worked in the higher education marketing sector for over 10 years before joining AsiaEdit, most recently with the British Council.
Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, outside of work Terry is interested in reading e-commerce technology blogs and is most definitely a football enthusiast.
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.
Catherine has both an academic and biotechnology background with a focus on drug discovery and development in oncology research. Catherine earned her PhD and M.S. in molecular pharmacology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a B.S. in biochemistry from Manhattan College.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
After graduating with a bachelor degree from Columbia University, Travis spent a year working as a corporate strategist at Microsoft and is now studying for his PhD in Economics at Stanford. His dissertation analyzes the relationship between the information flows from urban to rural areas and the determinants of migration in Kenya.
In his spare time Travis reads fiction, rides motorcycles, and bakes breads.
Radhika specializes in editing business research papers, and also has had prior exposure editing in the physical sciences.
Her passions include tackling giant jigsaw puzzles, painting still life, listening to classic rock, trekking, and travelling.
Having gained a Master’s degree in Biology and one in English Literature, Magali is now studying for a PhD in Gender Studies at UCL after completing a Master’s degree on the same topic at Swansea University.
She is currently studying Japanese and in her spare time loves to travel, read and watch anime.
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.
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.
Originally obtaining her BA in English Literature at Sacramento State University, freelancing for science publishers such as Academic Press and Wiley sharpened Judy’s interest in science and medicine, and she returned to academics to take her Masters in Plant Biology, writing a flora of her beloved Denman Island, BC, Canada. Following a stint editing for Nature Publishing Group, Judy joined AH Editing in 2017.
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.
Louise obtained a First-Class BA(Hons)/MA in English from Jesus College, University of Cambridge. She then secured an MPhil in Medieval and Renaissance Literature and embarked on a PhD on grammatical “falling” in Shakespearean tragedy, also at Jesus College. Whilst working part-time with AsiaEdit, for 12 years she offered undergraduate supervision in numerous Cambridge English Tripos papers (ranging from Practical Criticism to Renaissance Literature and the famous Tragedy paper), before taking on the full-time Managing Editor role in 2019.
Beyond editing and supervising, Louise holds a Varsity Blue in ballroom and Latin dancing and is somewhat obsessively learning to play snooker.
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.
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.
Aaron has a Master’s degree in Anthropology and a PhD in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In his research, he studies cities and technologies. In his personal life, he likes sitting by a campfire, reading sci-fi, and enjoying a beer. Aaron has a number of peer-edited publications in leading journals in communications and media studies and has been editing for academics on and off since 2009.
Rachel spent several years working as a book editor before studying psychology at Exeter University, where she gained a first class honours degree and an MSc in Psychological Research Methods. She first worked as an editor for Armstrong-Hilton over ten years ago while completing her PhD studies, and then spent several years as a university lecturer in the UK before returning to us in 2010.
Leo studied at University College London, where he gained a Master’s degree in Chemistry in 2006, and the University of St Andrews, at which he was awarded a PhD in Chemistry in 2015.
Working as a freelance editor since the beginning of 2016, Leo is still collaborating in computational chemistry research with his PhD supervisor and recently had another paper published.
He enjoys cycling and when he resided in Scotland hill walking, but opportunities for that are more limited now that he’s based in the south of England.
With an M.A. in professional writing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.S. in ceramic engineering from Alfred University, Kathy is a successful editor in the areas of materials science and materials engineering.
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.