My name is Robert Astle. I am from the UK, and I currently live and work in Sejong, South Korea.

I am a copy editor, and I perform copyediting. Copyediting involves checking written material to correct errors in grammar, spelling, usage, and style. 

I am an experienced copy editor of scientific manuscripts, theses, and dissertations written by ESL authors. I specialize in helping ESL authors prepare their manuscripts for publication in high-impact international journals, and I have experience in copyediting manuscripts related to the fields of information, telecommunications, electronics, mathematics, and electrical/mechanical engineering.

I offer a comprehensive copyediting service that includes:

  • copyediting,
  • journal-specific formatting,
  • reference formatting,
  • mathematical typesetting,
  • help with responding to peer reviewers’ comments,
  • and free, unlimited Q&A.

I understand the issues ESL authors face when writing manuscripts in English; accordingly, I make it my mission to work with such authors to bring clarity, coherency, consistency, and correctness to their manuscripts.

I can work in either British English or American English.

I am highly familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition; Scientific Style and Format, 8th Edition; and Mathematics into Type.

I can help you with copyediting, journal-specific formatting, reference formatting, mathematical typesetting, responding to peer reviewers’ comments, and developing your abstract.

To date, I have helped over 270 ESL authors achieve publishing success.


ETRI Journal Front Cover Image.pngFrom May 2014 to May 2016, I worked as the English language editor for ETRI Journal — a publication of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Rep. of Korea; ETRI Journal publishes research papers in English in the fields of information, telecommunications, and electronics.


YonseiUniversityEmblem.svgSince December 2016, I have been working as a thesis proofreader for Yonsei University Editing and Translation Services. I have worked on theses and dissertations covering architectural engineering, electrical engineering, integrated technology, and mathematics, among others.



Testimonial #1

“It is my pleasure to recommend Robert Astle as a copy editor. During my submission to IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS), he copyedited my manuscript. He was very professional, and he had a great mathematical background. In addition, he has gained considerable experience working for ETRI Journal. When I asked him about the consistency and grammar of sentences, he always answered sincerely and kindly. Furthermore, he went to considerable lengths to try to understand my manuscript, and we had many discussions about different aspects of the manuscript. He also assisted me in responding to reviewers’ comments during the revision process. In conclusion, I was able to publish my manuscript successfully, and I am very grateful to Robert Astle for his help. I strongly recommend him to whomever it may concern for copyediting and proofreading.” — Samyeul Noh

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Manuscript title: Decision-Making Framework for Automated Driving in Highway Environments

Relevant Field: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Target Journal: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Authors: Samyeul Noh and Kyounghwan An

DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2017.2691346

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