I am available for hire at a negotiable rate. I have had extensive experience as a professional editor and have been an Editor and Special Edition Editor for a number of A-ranked academic and professional journals.  I also work as a learning advisor for Higher Degree by Research, mostly doctoral students, and have offered consulting services to academics and professionals in many different disciplines regarding report and paper writing, grant-writing and pitching book proposals. In addition to holding double doctorates  in Philosophy (Flinders; Adelaide), I hold a Certificate IV in Electronic Publishing, ESL qualifications from the University of Cambridge, and a Certificate of Proficiency in engineering from the Industrial Trade Commission of Victoria. For further details on qualifications and for a downloadable resume click here.

I offer services that include:

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My research and writing skills are demonstrated by my publication record with international publishers and A-ranked journals. Services include:

  • Educational research and analytic-style report writing
  • Business report writing
  • Non-statistical, qualitative and theoretical analysis of any academic topic
  • Philosophical analysis of any academic topic
  • Conceptual analysis and argumentation analysis on any topic

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I have worked as a senior learning advisor for HDRs and academics for almost four decades. Services include:

  • Editing work to doctoral level and higher (post-doctoral, professional academic work)
  • Editing or corporate writing, technical reports, annual reports for businesses
  • Proofreading of doctoral dissertations, and academic papers prior to submission to journals for publication
    • Indexing and formatting of book manuscripts or academic papers.


I have published six books with international publishers and around 80 scholarly publications, most peer-reviewed. Services include:

  • Consultancy services for writers intending to publish a book, monograph, technical report or edited collection, and/or submitting a book proposal to a major international publisher. Liaison with editors.
  • Advice on approaching publishers, which ones to approach, and advice on the academic status of publishers.
  • Advice on  papers for publication to A-ranked academic and professional journals.

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I have received over $1.6m in competitive grant funding either individually or in research teams. Services include:

  • Consultancy work for academics seeking to apply for competitive funding: i.e., ARC, NHMRC, OLT or any other grant within the public domain.
  • Grant application reviewing service with quick turnaround
  • Consultancy on applying for government and non-government grants in a range of fields.
  • Advice on securing academics as research partners in grant applications.

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If you would like to get in touch with me, please contact me directly at wmdavies[at]

Please provide precise details about the work required and the approximate budget and timelines. If I am available and interested in the work I shall get back to you promptly.

For more details of my experience: See Publications and Grants. My Citations, LInkedin, and ResearchGates pages can be found below. A comprehensive CV can be found here. If you have any questions please email me.

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