Damian Penfold

Damian Penfold – Editor

Highly experienced academic and professional (and friendly!) copy-editor and proofreader for the humanities and social sciences.


I have almost two decades of experience working for leading academic publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Brill, Edward Elgar and Johns Hopkins University Press. As a proofreader and copy-editor I have worked on monographs and contributory volumes across multiple disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, particularly English literature, history, politics, classics, music and religious studies. I am also the copy-editor of two academic journals and one online encyclopaedia.

As a project manager I have worked for some of the leading international content transformation companies, such as Newgen and Integra, so have knowledge of their requirements and expectations.

I would be happy to discuss your project and how I could help you.
Architecture Education & Reference History Music Political Science & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Cambridge University Press

Jul, 2009 — Dec, 2014 (over 5 years)

The recruitment and training of editorial freelancers (proofreaders, copy-editors, indexers), monitoring of their work and associated duties.


Jan, 2005 — Present

Freelance proofreader, copy-editor and project manager.


Jews in Arab Countries

Georges Bensoussan

The acclaimed historian explores the myths and realities of life for Jews in the Arab world from the mid-nineteenth century through the twentieth. In the 1850s, it was widely believed that Jewish life in Arab lands was peaceful. Jews were protected by law and ... read more
Civil wars are the dominant form of violence in the contemporary international system, yet they are anything but local affairs. This book explores the border-crossing features of such wars by bringing together insights from international relations theory, soci... read more
Madness and Leadership

Savvas Papacostas

Why have multitudes of followers throughout history become attracted to leaders who demand sacrifice, campaigns of war or other adventures with unpredictable outcomes? Why do they command such powerful control over their followers? Madness and Leadersh
Globalization affects urban communities in many ways. One of its manifestations is increased intercity competition, which compels cities to increase their attractiveness in terms of capital, entrepreneurship, information, expertise and consumption. This compet... read more
Rethinking Schubert

Lorraine Byrne Bodley

In Rethinking Schubert, today's leading Schubertians offer fresh perspectives on the composer's importance and our perennial fascination with him. Subjecting recurring issues in historical, biographical and analytical research to renewed scrutiny, the twenty-t... read more

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