“Over the past five years Ian’s proofreading skills, patience and feedback have been invaluable in helping me present and publish my academic research in English. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

(PD Dr. Axel Jansen, Historisches Seminar, Universität Tübingen

“Ian has been very reliable, fast and thorough, constructive and creative in proofreading my academic papers in English over the past year. His skills make him my first choice when I need advice on the form and content of my writing in English.”

(Katharina Worch, M.A., Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

“I had the pleasure to get to know Dr. Ian Copestake when I contributed essays to books that he edited in the recent past. In all my dealings with him he has struck me as an extremely competent and careful editor and proof-reader for whom I have the highest admiration. Moreover, doing business with him has been a real pleasure because in all his dealings he showed himself to be both amiable and reliable.”

(Peter Halter, Honorary Professor of American Literature, University of Lausanne)

“Without Ian’s proofreading in the past years, my presentations in English wouldn’t have become what they became. His ability to suggest revisions and also preserve the characteristic style of my papers has been very important.”

(Dr. Sascha Liebermann, Gastwissenschaftler, Zentrum für Organisations- und Arbeitswissenschaften (ZOA), ETH Zürich.)

From reviews of Ian’s edited volumes

Rigor of Beauty: Essays in Commemoration of William Carlos Williams. Ed. Ian D. Copestake. Oxford: PeterLang, 2004

“Copestake's collection brings fresh insights into Williams’s modernist dimensions, especially his tireless efforts to define a poetics that could evolve as the culture itself changed. The poet's own diversity is central to this commemorative volume, an important addition to Williams studies.” (Theodora Rapp Graham, Modernism/Modernity)

  American Postmodernity Essays on the Recent Fiction of Thomas Pynchon. Ed. Ian D. Copestake. Oxford: Peter Lang: 2003

“... the collection is an important contribution to Pynchon studies.” (Manfred Kopp, Amerikastudien/American Studies)

”...this perceptive book of essays is a welcome contribution to Pynchon studies, and to the study of contemporary U.S. literature and culture.” (Erik S. Roraback, Pynchon Notes)

 Selected List of Previous Editorial and Proofreading Work

August 2010

Proofed eleven chapters of the book, Youth on Globalised Labour Markets, ed. Dirk Hofäcker, Barbara Budrich Publishers.


Dr. Dirk Hofäcker
Universität Mannheim
Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)
D-68159 Mannheim

March 2010

Proofed thesis for publication in a series of Masters theses in American Studies edited by Walter Grünzweig.


Walter Grünzweig
Fakultät Kulturwissenschaften
44221 Dortmund

Dec. 2009

Proofed article entitled “Towards the Limits to Growth? West German and British Futures Studies in the 1970s” by Dr. Elke Seefried


Dr. Elke Seefried
Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte
Universität Augsburg
Universitätsstr. 10
86135 Augsburg

Oct. 2009

Proofed chapters for a publication produced by the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), a non-profit, non-partisan research institution established to carry out research in the field of sustainable development.

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
C.so Magenta 63
20123 Milano


Proofed book chapters:

Elena Costantino, Maria Paola Marchello, Cecilia Mezzano,

“Social Responsibility as a Driver for Local Sustainable Development”

 P.S. Lupo Stanghellini, C. Raffaelli, “Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in developing countries: the role of Oil and Gas companies”

July 2009

Proofed article for publication by Michael Seelig

Ph.D. student, Philipps-University Marburg

“A ‘community of attitude’: Remembrance techniques and self-perception of the East Elbian nobility in West Germany, c1945/49.”

June 2009

Proofed thesis entitled A Ticket to Work? Policies for the Young Unemployed in Britain and Germany by Bettina Kohlrausch:



Bettina Kohlrausch

Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut Göttingen (SOFI)
an der Georg-August-Universität
Friedländer Weg 31
37085 Göttingen

Nov. 2008

Proofed chapters for book edited by Thomas Jäger, Chair of International Relations (Department of Political Science) at the University of Cologne, for the German editor “Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften” Wiesbaden.


Anna Daun
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik und Außenpolitik
der Universität zu Köln
c/o Prof. Dr. Thomas Jäger

Postfach 41 10 20

50870 Köln

Proofed chapters:

Francesco Sidoti, “The Italian Intelligence Services in 2008: Organisational Structure, Legal Basis, Institutional Setting and Governmental Control and Management”

Alejandro Pizarroso Quintero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, “Transformation and Democratic Control of European Intelligence: Intelligence Services in Spain