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Radhika Johari

Radhika Johari - Editor

Toronto, Canada

Professional copy editor with a decade of experience editing a diverse range of international/ESL academic and nonfiction manuscripts.


I am an experienced professional freelance copy editor with particular expertise in working with English as a Second Language (ESL) authors. My areas of focus are academic editing (for graduate students as well as established scholars) across a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, environmental studies, as well as nonfiction and nonprofit sector editing in areas related to international development and natural resource management. In addition, I have edited fiction (a book of short stories). I provide basic and substantive editing services, as well as guidance on content and structure of academic and other manuscripts. I am also available for expert reviews of manuscripts prior to publication.

English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Architecture Art Business & Management Design Economics Education & Reference Health & wellbeing History Nature Philosophy Photography Politics & Current Affairs Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences


  • Dissertation fieldwork grant awarded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
  • Doctoral award, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada
  • Doctoral fellowship awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada
  • Susan Mann Dissertation Scholarship awarded by York University, Toronto

Work experience

Roster Editor

United Nations Centre for Regional Development, Nagoya, Japan
October, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

I am on a roster of editors maintained by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).

Professional Academic Editor (Contracted)

Uni-Edit, Sydney, Australia
January, 2014 – Present (over 3 years)

I edit a wide assortment of academic manuscripts within diverse science and social science disciplinary fields. These range from journal articles written by established scholars to graduate students' theses and doctoral dissertations. I also provide authors with tutorial comments, when requested, on how to improve grammar and writing style.
I have often received positive feedback from the company's senior editor, including on the company's intranet site, and have been awarded "gold" feedback (signifying excellence) for assignments.
Skills Used:
My work demonstrates advanced editing skills and the ability to communicate clearly with ESL writers through comments and explanations provided with each document.

Consultant Editor

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Bogor, Indonesia
November, 2013 – December, 2014 (about 1 year)

I edited a variety of documents prepared by ICRAF, ranging from grant reports to forthcoming publications.
I recently compiled, edited, and synthesized a monograph produced for a collaborative project involving
multiple stakeholders. This involved developmental editing, restructuring, and writing fresh material to produce the monograph.
Skills Used:
- Combined writing, editing, and professional experience in the field of community-based natural resource
- Prior knowledge of grant reporting and the requirements of leading international donor organizations.

Professional Academic Editor (Contracted)

ThinkSCIENCE, Tokyo Japan
August, 2013 – Present (almost 4 years)

I edit a wide range of manuscripts (journal articles and academic dissertations) across diverse academic
disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.
Skills Used:
My work demonstrates strong editing skills, thoroughness, and professional conduct.

Professional Academic Editor (Contracted)

Edanz Editing, Fukuoka, Japan; Beijing China
July, 2013 – Present (about 4 years)

I edit a wide range of manuscripts (journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and academic theses and dissertations) across diverse academic disciplines in the social sciences and sciences. I also prepare these manuscripts for journal submission or publication.
My other areas of work include developing abstracts and cover letters for journal submission, and providing expert scientific reviews of journal manuscripts prior to submission.
I provide conceptual and practical inputs for improving documents.
A Japanese university, which is a leading Edanz client. submitted several chapters of an edited book for editing after I edited the initial chapter. All of these chapters were assigned to me. I have also edited full monographs/books as well as dissertations.
Skills Used:
Strong editing skills, clear comments provided to ESL authors (mainly European, Japanese, Chinese, and
Korean) to clarify points, and thorough revisions based on journal formatting styles and guidelines.

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