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The UTLC recommends the following editors for editing of scientific texts such as research articles or grant proposals. Please note that these are independent editors and are not associated with the UTLC. You will have to make arrangements about payment and contracts with these editors directly. The UTLC only provides the contact information as an additional service.

Christien Ettema

Just like you, your intended readers are likely to be busy people who prefer texts that are clear and to the point. As an experienced academic language editor I can help to make your writing more effective and deliver the message in your journal article, report or grant proposal in such a way that your work is more likely to be read, cited and funded.

I have an MSc in Plant Pathology, a PhD in Ecology, and plenty of experience with publishing my own research and writing grant proposals. Since 2004 I have been working as a freelance technical translator, editor and trainer in academic writing for a broad range of clients. My areas of expertise include agriculture, ecology, soil & water management, renewable energy and climate science. See and my Linkedin

Jessica Gosling-Goldsmith

Jessica's experience in written communication was fostered in an international scientific organization and developed as she extended her MSc Cartography thesis for scientific publication. Originally from the United States, she is a native speaker of English. She can structure and edit your manuscript for consistency and clarity.

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Paul Bakker

Good writing skills are essential in academic life. Whether you can convey ideas, strategies, proposals and arguments depends largely on the quality of your written work. Well-written documents pave the way to success. Poor submissions can damage hard-won reputations.

Paul Bakker has worked as a technical communicator for 30 years. He studied both electronic engineering and English, followed by an MBA at the London Business School. After periods at two UK technical publications contractors, he started the specialist consultancy Peterborough Technical Communication, offering technical writing, editing, communication training and consultancy services. Paul is a former Vice-President of the UK’s Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators and was the visiting lecturer in Technical writing and editing at the University of Twente from 2003 - 2018. He has also taught at Eindhoven University of Technology and within many commercial organisations.

Paul continues to edit theses, dissertations, papers, reports, proposals and other important documents. Marked-up manuscripts are scanned and returned to clients, who then also have the opportunity to discuss the comments, corrections and suggestions over Skype, facetime or Jitsi.

for further details and quotations, please email Paul at

Sally Hill

I am a former practising scientist and biology teacher, now a freelance editor of English, trainer in scientific writing, and medical writer. I edit, revise and write texts in the biomedical sciences, and teach scientific writing to PhD students at Dutch universities. My areas of expertise include cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, virology, oncology and immunology.

If you have a manuscript, grant proposal or other scientific text that could do with an extra pair of eyes, do get in touch to discuss my prices or the way I work, for example.


phone: +31-626-020-550