In Other Words



Editing, proofreading, and general writing support from a UK language lover and bookworm!

In Other Words provides wide-ranging and bespoke proofreading and editing services to academics, writers, businesses, and professionals who want to polish (and publish!) their writing and benefit from a critical eye. I specialise in academic writing and love fiction, but submissions and requests of all kinds and styles are welcome.

Visit the Services page to find out how proofreading and/or editing can improve the quality of your writing; improve draft articles, manuscripts, and eBooks to a publishable standard; support your business; help you land a new client/project; improve your university grades; or increase the chances of your journal article or research proposal being accepted. Or, use the contact form below to get in touch to discuss how I can help you to achieve your writing goals.

Past and present clients include independent authors and writers; publishers; academics, students, and researchers; professional organisations; research institutes and agencies; businesses; digital marketers and content creators.

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Abigail Willford, MA., BA (Hons).

I am a UK native, born and raised by the sea in sunny Brighton (Hove, actually!). As a voracious reader and serial book-sniffer, my editorial instinct has been cultivated through my deep love of a comfy chair and well-stocked bookshelf, and a borderline obsessive relationship with my Kindle. While I have an academic background, I love books and prose of all kinds, and am continually fascinated and delighted by language - to me, there's no more pleasurable sight than words on a page! Working with writers and academics is a real privilege, and I take immense satisfaction from helping to tell stories and communicate messages and arguments in the most engaging and reader-friendly way.

I am a member of the Society for Proofreaders and Editors, and my qualifications include:

BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Religion & Ethics, Bath Spa University - 1:1(First Class Honours)

MA in Political Thought, University of Sussex - Distinction

Chapterhouse Proofreading and Copy-editing.