Dr Robert Mallett

Dr Robert Mallett – Editor

A supportive and experienced book editor who can help authors produce high quality, readable books.


As a CIEP chartered senior editor and published author I have worked extensively with a large number of experts, organizations and publishers for over twenty-five years. During my career I have been fortunate enough to have edited works by a number of major scholarly figures, from whom I leaned much both about writing elegant prose, and the process of taking a basic manuscript and seeing it successfully published. My own books in the field of academic history have focused on Italian Fascism and the question of its role in the origins of the Second World War, My edited works have examined the ideological themes that underpinned both Fascism and other forms of revolutionary ideas that have left such a dark, indelible footprint in their wake . For me this has been an enriching and rewarding experience that has greatly helped my approach to editorial work, and highlights include a commemorative volume in honour of Professor Stanley G. Payne published by Palgrave Macmillan and my own study of the Italo-Ethiopian war for Cambridge University Press.

I provide developmental, copy editing and proof reading services with the aim of producing high quality, informed and readable books. Being aware of the problems that face book authors, such as writing blocks, uncertainty about prose quality or even all round fatigue, I am able to provide encouragement combined with realistic feedback designed to get any book over the final hurdles and into publication. I am by nature easy going and a problem solver, which combined with a range of experience spanning academic history, politics and beyond will provide potential clients with a competent calm and goal focused source of support as they work to deliver their published book. I am able to work comfortably on both history and historical fiction, biography, politics and current affairs as well as philosophy in its many forms. My objective is to achieve the highest standard of quality through patience and focused hard work.

Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs
Historical Fiction
English (UK)
  • PhD
  • BA (Hons) History with English
  • Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders

Work experience

RICS, London

Mar, 2013 — Mar, 2018 (about 5 years)

Responsible for a wide range of authoring and editorial projects, up to and including industry standards.
Managed and edited the Construction Journal, the Building Conservation Journal, the Student Construction Journal, the Insight series papers on infrastructure supply chain management and a series of industry standards on the commercial management of infrastructure.

Department of Political Science, University of Rome 'La Sapienza'

Sep, 2010 — Mar, 2013 (over 2 years)

Responsible for teaching and supervision of doctoral program students in the Department of Political Science.
Undertook major research project on the Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-1936) leading to major publication with Cambridge University Press (2015)

George Mosse Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jan, 2003 — Sep, 2007 (over 4 years)

Organized a series of academic conferences for the Center on political religion and authoritarian regimes during the Second World War. Edited the conference proceedings for publication.

Taylor and Francis

Sep, 1999 — Jun, 2009 (over 9 years)

Founding and managing editor for the Taylor and Francis journal and book series Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions later renamed Politics Religion and Society, Four issues per year of peer reviewed journal investigating how revolutionary political ideologies such as National Socialism, Marxism-Leninism, and Jihadism adopt political religious forms in order to radicalise and refashion society. A number of the journal issues were converted by me and the editorial team into edited book format, and I was also chief editor for the book series of the same name.

Royal Navy (UK)

Jul, 1999 — Sep, 2000 (about 1 year)

Advised Royal Naval attache in Rome on current political events in Italy and the Mediterranean region in general.
Researched, authored and edited major and confidential investigations into Royal Navy losses during the 1940-1943 conflict.


Dr Robert has 6 reviews





Patty D.

Patty D.

Apr, 2024

At first he was very responsive and enthusiatic. I wrote about US presidents for young people. After I paid the whole amount, the author edited pages on 11 presidents. Then he suggested that I "clean up a bit" to re-edit. I sent him revised ones on two presidents, and wrote that I was still working on the third presidents. Doing so takes so much time but I was cooperative. (I have 8 more to go)...
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James H.

James H.

Jan, 2024

Dr Robert has been prompt, active, attentive and professional. I am not finished with revisions yet, but so far I am in agreement with his suggestions. They certainly seem to be raising the quality of the MS. My frustrations with Reedsy are all on the business, software and systems side, not the quality of the editors I've worked with.
Anthony T.

Anthony T.

Jul, 2023

Great working with Dr Robert, delivering on-time drafts and reviews and great in pointing out weak spots in the text.
Stacy N.

Stacy N.

Nov, 2021

Dr Robert Mallett’s understanding and knowledge of literature is impressive. He empowered my book from different aspects and brought it on next level. His work is above any value of money and I will be always grateful that he accepted my offer to work me and done this amazing work on my book. Thank you so much Robert, Stacy
Imre M.

Imre M.

Sep, 2021

It is enjoyabale and efficient to work with Robert, his understanding of the task and support in achieving the text to reach its full potential is a great contribution.

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