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John Carville is a singularly talented editor with whom I have worked for the last 10 years. His sharp eye and critical rigor, combined with an uncommon level of professionalism, make him an important component in the success of our work.

J. Peter Burgess
Editor, Security Dialogue


Once again, you have not only improved my article, but have also sprinkled your magic powder over my language and helped my writing reach heights I could never have achieved myself. During the last couple of years I have published a lot in international peer-reviewed journals, at the highest level, and I am convinced that I could never have had such a success rate if it had not been for your tremendously good work with my English.

Hilde Henriksen Waage
Professor of History
Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH)
University of Oslo


Thanks for the exceptionally insightful and constructive questions. I believe I have never experienced copy-editing this helpful. Most often texts are copy-edited too little and ambiguous passages make it into print, and sometimes as an author you get destructive suggestions and questions on passages that actually make sense to the relevant readers. But, in the present case, I have been forced to be more precise in a very useful way.... It is really good that the version in print will be one that has been through this process!

Ole Wver
Professor of International Relations & Director of Centre for Advanced Security Theory
Department of Political Science
University of Copenhagen


The editing is careful and appropriate.

Bruce Russett
Dean Acheson Professor of International Relations
Political Science Department
Yale University


I'd like to thank you for your fine copy editing. It is wonderful to work with someone who is doing the necessary changes for the language to be correct but without feeling the need to reformulate every single sentence to fit a certain writing style.... Warm regards from Sweden!

Camilla Orjuela
Associate Professor
School of Global Studies
University of Gothenburg


Thank you for your very careful work on my article - I am impressed!

James Cotton
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales


I have finally had the time to go through you excellent editing, and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the work you have done with the text. Thank you! It really takes it to another level.

Marte Heian-Engdal
Doctoral Researcher (History)
University of Oslo


As always, excellent! Really, really, useful! I've skimmed through and can't say there's anything which seems unclear, Rather most of the time I'm just wondering how I didn't see the problems myself!

Marta Bivand Erdal
Senior Researcher
Peace Research Institute Oslo