About

With six years’ experience of writing and editing in academic settings—first at King’s College London and then at Yale University—I bring a friendly, critical, and well-trained eye to clients’ projects. I am equally at home providing an efficient review of grammar and style; stepping in to help with the development of structure, content and expression; or drafting new text on the basis of input from clients.

I am a sympathetic reader with a strong organizational sense and a sharp eye for detail. My writing and editorial skills are rooted in my scholarly background. I hold a PhD in the history of eighteenth-century science from King's College London and have experience of developing, drafting, editing, and publishing my own work as a historian.  As a postdoctoral research associate at the Yale Center for British Art, I gained valuable experience drafting and editing grant proposals, exhibition prospectuses, and other documents relating to exhibitions and museum displays. I have also provided substantive editing for academic articles and book manuscripts, as well as advice and feedback on writing for students at the undergraduate level. I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. I am familiar with the current edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and the New Oxford Style Manual.

I welcome inquiries from all over the world—from both native and non-native English speakers—and enjoy opportunities to engage with a wide range of subject matter. I am available to correspond with clients by email or to discuss their manuscripts by phone or Skype. My personal areas of interest include the history of science and technology, art history, contemporary art, museums, crafts and industrial processes, essays and travel writing, local history, and old cars.

Please email to discuss your project, or to request a proposal and estimate. I am based in New Haven, Connecticut.

florence@florencegrant.com

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