About

With years of experience writing and editing in academic settings—first at King’s College London, then at Yale University, and now independently—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 developed, drafted, edited, and published 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, gallery text, and other documents relating to exhibitions and museum displays. I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and am familiar with the current editions 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 Western North Carolina.

florence@florencegrant.com

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