Adam Walker

Adam Walker - Editor

Leeds, UK

Editor and proofreader of award-winning academic and non-specialist monographs, edited volumes, handbooks, translations and articles.

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Overview

For more than a decade, I have worked as a professional proofreader, editor and publisher. I specialise in education and academic texts aimed at all target audiences, from primary school children to seasoned professors. My experience includes school text books, undergraduate handbooks, postgraduate dissertations and specialist academic research (e.g. monographs, edited volumes, translations, etc.) . I have edited books on a diverse subject range, but specialise in the humanities (history, theology, law, philosophy, economics, etc.) and social sciences. In addition to English, I offer an advanced understanding of several foreign languages (e.g. Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu) and the various systems of transliteration associated with them.

In addition to editing texts, I specialise in book project consultancy—from 'pitch to print.' Working as a consultant, I have brought more than fifty books to print, working with authors at each step of their journey. This includes:

- Assistance with initial conceptual building
- Drafting successful submission proposals for publishing houses
- Preparing a manuscript for review
- Final production
- Covers, front matter and illustrations
- Effective book promotion and marketing (including SEO, social media engagement and public relations)

In addition to academic texts, I have experience of non-fiction works, especially non-fiction history.

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Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
History
Humanities & Social Sciences
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Religion & Spirituality
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Historical Fiction
Works with
Wix
WordPress

Certifications

  • BA Hons. Arabic
  • Arabic Language Diploma (Egypt)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law
  • MA Social Sciences
  • Ph.D. History (Expected 2021)

Awards

  • Rusa Award Winner 2015 (Outstanding Reference Source)

Work experience

Editor

Gorgias Press LLC
August, 2016 – April, 2019 (over 2 years)

Established three existing book series (medieval and modern history) and two pre-existing series (late antiquity and reprints). Across these series, I acquired more than 50 books and managed the acquisitions, reviews, copy editing, production and post-production of all published works. This included advising authors on how to convert manuscripts into monographs/edited volumes and about promotional strategies.

Instructor and Editor

Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law
December, 2014 – December, 2017 (about 3 years)

I taught and helped to supervise more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students across three internationally recognised academic programs. One of my roles was to instruct eleven Ph.D. students, all specialising in domestic and international law, in academic writing skills through a series of intensive workshops and lessons. The ultimate objective of this was to help the students to successfully complete Ph.D.s at leading academic institutions across the European Union.

Research Assistant

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
August, 2014 – July, 2015 (11 months)

As a research assistant, I conducted research on several academic projects relating to late antiquity, as well as copy editing texts for academic journals and books.

Director

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (almost 7 years)

Some of the services that CWS offers include:

​- Proofreading and copy editing
- Assistance with style and formatting (flow, readability, transitions, referencing, etc.)
- Review of the transliteration of foreign languages (including Arabic, Persian, and Urdu)
- Compilation of the front and back matter (table of contents, glossary, index, description, etc.)
- Selecting royalty-free images
- Designing of diagrams
- Production management of publishing a book
- Assistance with online optimisation, marketing and media materials for the publication of books

Assistant Editor

De Gruyter
June, 2010 – January, 2014 (over 3 years)

Proofread and copy edited academic articles submitted to the academic journal Open Theology.

Translator

Fons Vitae
June, 2008 – December, 2010 (over 2 years)

Assistant on a four-volume translation of an important medieval text from Arabic into English.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God [2 volumes]

Coeli Fitzpatrick, Adam Walker

This in-depth examination of the life, history, and influence of Muhammad as discussed by leading scholars provides a wide-ranging look at the prophet's legacy unlike any other in the field of Islamic and culture studies.• Documents Muhammad's broad impact on history, culture, and society• Shares viewpoints from more than 100 scholars in the field of Islamic studies to provide different perspe... read more

This in-depth examination of the life, history, and influence of Muhammad as discussed by leading scholars provides a wide-ranging look at the prophet's legacy unlike any other in the field of Islamic and culture studies.• Documents Muhammad's broad impact on history, culture, and society• Shares viewpoints from more than 100 scholars in the field of Islamic studies to provide different perspe... read more

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