Dr Philip Barham

1 Manor Close
Milton Keynes MK17 8BL

01908 281781

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  • Copy-editing
  • Editing
  • Fact-checking
  • Ghostwriting
  • Press Releases
  • Promotional Literature
  • Proofreading

  • Report Writing
  • Research
  • Technical Writing
  • Web Editing
  • Writing


  • Circa £100/day


All services relating to the preparation of text so that it is in clear, accurate and readable English, and in a style that is appropriate to the audience for which it is intended. Specifically, the services I offer include:

  • Proofreading
  • Editing
  • Rewriting of text, particularly for writers for whom English is not their first language
  • Copy writing (especially for web-sites, press releases, short articles, etc)
  • Assistance with bid writing in the context of EC-funded research projects
  • Translation from French, Spanish or Italian to English

  • I do not feel that I am constrained to any particular subject area, but my career to date has given me a particular specialist knowledge of issues relating to:

  • Equality, diversity and disability issues, particularly in the context of older and disabled people's mobility; (it is extremely important to use correct terminology in this subject area!)
  • Public transport
  • Social inclusion, especially in relation to people from ethnic and religious minority groups
  • Freight transport and logistics
  • Statistics and quantitative modelling
  • Market Research
  • Human factors and ergonomics


    In a research and consultancy career that has spanned some 25 years, a vital skill has been the production of written material in an accurate and concise form. In fact, as my career has progressed, I have increasingly adopted the mantle of Project Director, and so have taken ultimate responsibility for the Quality Management of project deliverables. What has helped me in being able to produce written material in good, clear English is a very solid grounding in modern languages - I began my academic career studying French, Spanish and Portuguese, and this culminated in graduating with a Ph.D from Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University.

    My working life has involved producing written material in both an academic and commercial consultancy environment. I am also pleased to say that I had the role of Marketing Coordinator for my previous employer, before embarking on a freelance career in February 2011. This marketing function entailed providing copy for the company web-site, periodic newsletters, press releases and other marketing materials such as brochures, banners and leaflets.

    Throughout the past 25 years, I have carried out a great deal of work on EC-funded projects, both in terms of leading and writing bids, and in coordinating projects. I can therefore offer my services in this particular niche, whether this be proofreading and rewriting bid material, or leading and coordinating an entire bid.


    BA; M.Sc.; Ph.D.


    I belong to the following professional bodies:

    • Market Research Society
    • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Europe Chapter)


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