Ariela Marks


Haifa, Israel



Copyediting and substantive editing for academics in the social sciences and hard sciences


I’m a trained US-born academic editor working from Haifa, and my specialty is helping academics prepare their manuscripts to scholarly standards, including submissions to peer-reviewed journals, grant applications, graduate study applications, and the like.

Thanks to my long former career teaching English as a foreign/second language (EFL, ESL) to students in Israel and the US and to being fully bilingual in Hebrew and English, I’m also particularly skilled at working with academic authors who aren’t writing in their native tongue.

Whether your field is in the hard sciences or social sciences, I’ll show you how to rephrase your writing—or rephrase myself—so that even reviewers whose sub-specialty is different from yours will easily grasp what you wish to say. Reviewers often specifically praise the writing, organization, and academic style of my clients’ submissions or in the words of some of my clients:

“I am pleased to recommend Ariela as an excellent editor of English-language articles. The level of editing, the depth, the intelligent and insightful comments all contribute significantly to the value of the edited article. Ariela is meticulous and precise; this obliges the author to think about the comments and respond clearly to them. She is very professional and spells out the ‘editing rules’ [she will be following] at the outset, as well as the costs.”—Prof. Reuven Katz (mechanical engineering, Technion, Haifa, 2015; my translation)

“Thanks again for your very fine work despite the time constraints. The article is much more readable and flows much better as a result of your editing.”—Prof. (emeritus) Yaacov Vertzberger (international relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2018

To see more, please visit here: and scroll down a bit to reach the English-language sections.

If you are a Hebrew-speaker, please see:

What a heavy substantive editing round of mine looks like (shared with kind permission):

For more about what is involved in academic editing and a short sample edit of your manuscript, please write me at



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