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. During this amazing journey, I have had the opportunity to work on many highly interesting texts, including academic books (e.g. monographs, edited volumes, translations and handbooks), journal articles, postgraduate papers and theses, non-fiction books written for a general audience, promotional and marketing materials, press releases, blogs and websites. The majority of my experience, however, has been in the editing and production of texts that fall under the humanities (history, theology, law, philosophy, economics, etc.) and social sciences. This has led me to gain an advanced understanding of technical terms and several foreign languages (e.g. Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu), including the various systems of transliteration.

My work has also afforded me the opportunity to collaborate with a whole host of exciting authors and academics, comprising both native and non-native English speakers. Beyond proofreading and copy editing, my substantial experience of working as both editor and publisher allows me to offer clients, particularly first-time authors, essential advice on preparing monographs and maximising their9 progress across the pitch-to-print process (i.e. initial submission, dealing with editorial boards, reviews, converting research projects / Ph.D. theses into monographs, production and post-production). The result has been more than twenty-five books published by prestigious presses -several of which were the recipients of international book awards- numerous journal articles and substantial coverage across the media.

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Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Education & Reference
History
Law
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Religion & Spirituality
Social & Behavioral Sciences
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 (over 6 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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