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Marieke Krijnen, PhD

Dr. Marieke Krijnen - Editor



I'm an experienced academic editor, working mostly in the social sciences. I specialize in copyediting and structural editing of journal articles and book manuscripts, making every effort to help you communicate your ideas in clear, effective, and error-free language. I am also a proofreader and copyeditor at Terreform Urban Research, based in New York, and work with various other, non-academic clients.

I lived in Lebanon for five years, where I've gained invaluable intercultural experience and Arabic language skills, as well as some French. I also lived in Belgium for over five years, where I obtained my PhD in Political Science.

I have a strong background in urban studies, geography, Arabic, and the political economy of the Middle East. You can find more information about my background on my website and my Peerwith profile.

Here's what some former clients had to say about my work:

"Marieke is a great editor and a very pleasant and reliable person to work with. I had to review an article and needed some language editing. Marieke did a very quick, highly accurate and also creative editing of my article that improved the quality tremendously" — Assistant professor, Germany.

"With her background in urban issues and editorial acumen, Marieke proofed our manuscript meticulously in a matter of days. Through her notes, we sensed that she was thinking along with our text, a rare and especially helpful trait. Needless to say, we will be relying on her services whenever possible in the future" — Managing editor, Terreform Urban Research.

"Marieke was truly a professional. She was thorough, thoughtful and went above and beyond my expectations. She truly is an expert. And she even got my paper back to me well before the requested date. Thank you, Marieke!" — Professor, Germany.

"Brilliant and professional editing. Fully polished and proofread as our target journal. Excellent!!" — Professor, Italy

"Mrs. Dr. Krijnen has very carefully corrected the English usage of the manuscript regarding grammar and syntax. Moreover, she always checked the consistency of the manuscript. In an admirable way she monitored the content of an old text which is quite difficult to understand so that its translation into English is easily and clearly to read. From my experience on the cooperation with Dr. M. Krijnen I can give her my highest rating" — Professor, Germany.


Keywords: academic editor, academic editing, Arabic, Lebanon, Beirut, Middle East, copyediting, copy editing, copyeditor, book editing, nonfiction, non-fiction, political science, geography, human geography, urban studies, cities, sociology, journal articles, textbooks, policy, Europe, Amsterdam, Brussels, Netherlands, citations, Chicago style, references, bibliography, proofreading, structural editing, developmental editing

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Translation, other


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Bibliographies
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Books, general
  • Business materials, general
  • Conference materials
  • Government materials, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Architecture
  • Construction and real estate
  • Culture
  • Developing countries
  • Earth sciences
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Europe
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Humanities, general
  • Politics
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general