Arts Editing offers a range of services from a qualified and experienced art historian.
Services for written text in English include developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading.
Please click through below for the service that best suits your needs.
|Student rate (individuals)
||2 cents per word (EUR)||3 cents per word (NZD + GST)|
|Standard rate (individuals)
||2.5 cents per word (EUR)||3.5 cents per word (NZD + GST)|
|Gallery & university rate (for institutions)
||3–4 cents per word (EUR)||4–5 cents per word (NZD + GST)|
Dr Melinda Johnston
I am a New Zealand-based art historian who has recently returned from living in Leipzig, Germany. I have been editing academic texts for over ten years, but I have long been a fastidious editor—recently, when reading a Nancy Drew story to my niece, I discovered that my nine-year-old self had corrected mistakes in the text!
My own research focuses on graphic arts and political caricature, with publications including Murdoch: The Cartoons of Sharon Murdoch with Commentary by Melinda Johnston (Potton & Burton, 2016) and Lateral Inversions: The Prints of Barry Cleavin (Canterbury University Press, 2013). I hold a PhD in the History of Art from UCL and have previously worked as the political cartoons specialist at the National Library of New Zealand and as a lecturer and exhibitions manager at the University of Canterbury.
As well as the editing services detailed on this site, I also teach a range of academic writing skills courses (upcoming courses at the University of Leipzig are available here).