Fergus Paton

Fergus Paton – Editor

I help you overcome the challenges of producing clean, concise copy so your readers can focus on the content.


"Fergus was efficient, meticulous, sensitive, clearly informed, and engaged."

Prof. Gordana Yovanovich (Editor), "Re-Imagining Community & Civil Society in Latin America & the Caribbean"

Academic writing requires appropriate language and punctuation, adherence to style guidelines, and clarity. Inconsistent, ambiguous or confusing writing encourages customers to look, or buy, elsewhere. Many adults simply don't understand the language in documents that are meant to provide information. Whatever the context, my aim is to help you achieve the outcome you want for your work.

If you have reservations about working with an editor, don't worry: if you want a service I don't provide, I can contact a network of professional colleagues to help you find a better match.

I have worked with the BBC, ITV, RATIO Research Institute (Sweden), the Publications Office of the European Union, The Proofreading Company, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, Stockholm University School of Business, British Association of Snowsport Instructors, Shoreline Biomedical, Swan and Horn publishers, and independent, graduate and postgraduate authors. I work regularly in both British and US English.
Business & Management Humanities & Social Sciences Sports & Outdoors
English (UK) English (US)
  • Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading
  • MBA (International Business, Marketing, Human Relations)
  • C. Ped (American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc.)
  • CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • BA (Hons) Economics
  • ISIA (International Ski Instructors’ Association)

Work experience


Apr, 2014 — Present

Vaughan Systems

Jun, 2011 — Dec, 2011 (6 months)

Providing English language training to postgraduate students in Spain in collaboration with the Spanish government and the Universidad Menendez y Pelayo (Madrid, A Coruna, Santander).

Edinburgh School of English

Jun, 2002 — Nov, 2002 (5 months)

English language classes for summer school students (adults and teenagers).

Ski Hotline (International), Newstel Information Ltd

Sep, 1991 — Nov, 1994 (about 3 years)

Managing a team of researchers and writers to produce informational texts for the BBC Ceefax and ITV Teletext services.

Various ski schools worldwide, incl. Ski Schools of Aspen and Cardrona Alpine Resort (NZ).

Nov, 1985 — Apr, 2000 (over 14 years)


Latin American and Caribbean communities and civil societies are undergoing a rapid process of transformation. Instead of pervasive social atomization, political apathy, and hollowed-out democracies, which have become the norm in some parts of the world, this ... read more
Exploring language, culture and education among immigrants in the United States, this volume discusses the range of experiences in raising children with more than one language in major ethno-linguistic groups in New York. Research and practice from the fields ... read more
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The ISSP Manual of Sports Psychiatry is the first text describing the role of a sports psychiatrist. Covering both individual as well as team sports, contact and non-contact, from childhood through late adulthood, the manual describes the role of sports in our... read more
An ogre, a leaf-covered boy and teachers who are able to appear anywhere through magical doorways! Upper school is certainly more eventful than middle school was for Seb Thomas, an out-of-place teenager who struggles to fit in.Haunted by the strange ogre-like ... read more
This important book answers the growing call for US institutions to internationalize, create global citizens, and better serve diverse populations. Faculty are increasingly tasked with simultaneously encouraging a more inclusive worldview, facilitating classro... read more
Modelling and simulation techniques are of central importance to conducting research in sport and exercise science, informing data collection and helping to analyze patterns of movement and physical performance. Modelling and Simulation in Sport and Exercise i... read more

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