About Me

I’m an editor and recovering academic specializing in editing and bibliographic research for academic books and journals.

I studied at Oxford and the University of Cape Town and until the end of 2009 worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of London’s Institute of English Studies. Along the way I’ve had visiting lectureships and fellowships at the University of Birmingham, Duke University, and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Whilst most of my work involves copy editing for for academic journals, I also supervise a great bunch of master’s students who are writing their dissertations on topics ranging from the semiotics of mobile phone ads to consumer attitudes to Louis Vuitton and store-brand toothpaste.

If you wondering why my posts mention both Brussels and Oxford, it’s because I divide my time between the two cities. Mostly this means I spend a lot of time at airports.

You can find out more about my work as an academic editor at www.dawnnell.com.