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My name is John Revington, and I am a British freelance copy-editor with many years’ experience designing, writing, and editing a broad range of paper and electronic documentation.


Attended top private schools in the UK, followed by a university education to MSc level:

The King's School, Canterbury (UK), University of Reading (UK), University of the Witwatersrand (SA).

Academic experience

Published papers in zoology and worked as a researcher in medical schools for several years in London and Johannesburg. Edited dissertations and theses on psychology, neuroscience, modern history, marketing, education, and social studies, from Australia, Germany, Israel, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

Business experience

Worked in operational, consulting, and managerial positions for large corporations (Barclays Bank, IBM, Philips, Foster Wheeler, Nedbank, Santander Bank) in the UK, Australia, and South Africa.

Technical experience

Worked in research and technical positions for Hoechst AG and Schlumberger UK.

Worked as a freelance technical writer, editor, and project manager in the UK.

Voluntary work

Websites: Age Watch 

Professional memberships

The Chartered Institute for Editors and Proofreaders (UK) (CIEP –

Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (UK) (ISTC –

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