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    Corporate Profile

    Corporate History

    Cambridge Language Consultants specialises in providing services pertaining to English language. We originally incorporated in Cambridge, England in 1993 as Cambridge ESP Consultants, with a view to serving large corporations and banks. At that time our area of operation was mainly South Korea. In 1999, we changed our name and introduced a modified set of services, geared towards individuals in the academic and corporate environments who require specialised, quality, and reliable language services.

    We are now a truly international organisation. We provide a worldwide editing and consulting service, with experienced editors drawn from a number of English-speaking countries.


    Our consultants are all highly qualified, holding a PhD in an appropriate discipline. All have functioned effectively in the academic and corporate worlds and have vast experience of proofreading and editing documents in a wide variety of subjects.

    The Owner, Steve Mitchell, is an earth/environmental scientist. In 1998 he gained a PhD from the University of Birmingham in the field of sediment transport in estuaries. After that he worked for a short time as a consulting engineer and scientist before taking up a permanent post as a lecturer and now works at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the lead author of over 50 papers in the field of environmental and earth sciences, and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, also acting as a reviewer for journal papers in this and other journals. He is a Chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He currently does research in and lectures on estuarine science, sustainability, hydraulics and hydrology, and the relationships between business, ethics, finance and engineering.

    The Executive Director, Chris Wright, is a former Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Scholar. He has an MA (Hons.) from St. Andrews University, an MA in Philosophy (specialising in philosophy of science) from Pittsburgh University, and a Ph.D. from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University. He has taught Philosophy as a Teaching Fellow at Pittsburgh University, a Supervisor at Cambridge University, and a Lecturer at Anglia University. In addition, he has given seminars on Wittgenstein and Nietzsche at Yonsei, Ewha, and Korea Universities in South Korea. He founded Cambridge Language Consultants in 1993 and has many years' experience of designing language programmes, teaching English, proofreading, and editing in Asia. He is a Member of the Pali Text Society. His research focuses on interpreting the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha, which requires attention to certain topics in contemporary moral philosophy: virtue theory, vices, emotions, the nature of the self, and various other issues involving cognition, motivation, and affect. He is also interested in the nature of money and the economic consequences of different money systems. His leisure interests include Chinese painting, cycling, growing his own vegetables, and caring for his cats and guinea pigs.

    Senior Editors

    Kevin Flannelly received his MS in Psychology (psychobiology) from Rutgers University and his PhD in Psychology (physiological psychology) from the University of Hawaii, and has published research on clinical, cognitive, comparative, developmental, educational, physiological, social psychology, and psychopharmacology. He has also published extensively in sociological, neuroscience, psychiatric, nursing, medical, and other healthcare journals. In all, he has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles in more than 60 different scientific journals. In addition, he has been a peer-reviewer for over 40 scientific journals during the past 40 years, served on the editorial board of various journals, was the editor of a healthcare journals for 10 years, and is currently the editor of a sociology journal. He has done professional manuscript editing since 2013.

    Gareth Thomas has a BSc in Chemistry, an MSc in Analytical Chemistry, a PhD in Environmental Chemistry, and over 16 years of experience as an academic researcher in the field of environmental chemistry and toxicology. He is based in the UK but has worked at overseas research institutes, and has collaborated with and supervised researchers from many countries. He has published over 60 papers, more than 20 peer-reviewed extended abstracts from international conference presentations, and in the Encyclopedia of Ecology (Elsevier). Gareth is a member of the editorial boards of three international academic journals and regularly reviews articles for a number of journals.

    Sarah Binns qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University and trained as an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and Wellcome Trust Training Fellow and holds a PhD from the University of Liverpool and a Masters degree from the University of Illinois. She has worked in clinical veterinary medicine in practice and in academia, and has carried out research in epidemiology at the universities of Liverpool, Exeter, Bristol and Warwick. She has also worked in surveillance of veterinary endemic diseases and zoonoses and is a tutor on the distance learning programme in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene. Sarah has published many scientific papers and has several years’ experience and training as a professional proofreader and copy-editor. She is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), The Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, the Association for Veterinary Teaching and Research Work, the European Association of Science Editors, and the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Her major research interests are veterinary epidemiology, the epidemiology of infectious diseases and zoonoses, energy medicine and acupuncture, ethology, animal communication and animal welfare.

    Cathel Kerr originally studied microbiology at Glasgow University and went on to complete a PhD on herpesviruses at Aberdeen University. He then specialised in electron microscopy and continued for a few years in postdoctoral research in Aberdeen. This was followed by a diploma in library and information studies, and after working briefly in medical libraries, he moved into medical and drug information work. He has worked as an indexer for EMBase and other pharmaceutical databases. Apart from being the author of several research papers, he was the news editor of Trends in Microbiology and is a regular news contributor to Lancet Infectious Diseases and Lancet Oncology. He has also previously worked as a copy editor for Springer and the Society for General Microbiology. Apart from editing and writing, he currently works with a number of pharmaceutical companies, helping in the production of product literature databases. All of this has given him a good general knowledge of the life sciences, and a full understanding of the publishing process, from basic research through to final publication. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the Society for General Microbiology.

    Robert McKenzie studied botany at the University of Auckland, where he attained BSc and MSc degrees, and completed his PhD at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He subsequently undertook postdoctoral botanical research in New Zealand and as a NRF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in South Africa, and is currently a research associate at the University of the Free State, South Africa, and continues to actively conduct and publish research on the South African flora. He began freelance editing for general publishers after completing his MSc in 2001. For 12 years he worked as an in-house Production Editor for the academic journal publisher NISC, responsible for all aspects of post-acceptance manuscript publication, for five biological research journals: African Journal of Range and Forage Science, African Zoology, Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology, South African Journal of Plant and Soil, and Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science. He has extensive experience as a freelance academic English language editor in the plant sciences since 2007 (more than 1500 manuscripts language-edited) and is the author of over 30 academic research papers. His wide-ranging research skills cover areas of plant taxonomy and nomenclature, DNA sequencing and PCR techniques, microscopy, phylogenetic and ordination data analysis methods, pollination ecology, histology, cytology, and plant cell wall biochemistry. His current research is focused on plant systematics and evolution, specializing in groups in the Asteraceae family, phylogenetics, biogeography, morphology and reproductive biology, hybridization, and plant breeding systems.

    John Ramsey received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside. He has taught courses on ethics, social philosophy, and the philosophical traditions of China. His research explores social identities and social roles and the extent to which both affect our moral commitments and shape our personal identities. He has published on these topics in specialist journals and general audience venues. Outside of philosophy, his reading interests include speculative fiction, ancient histories, and revolutions. He is an avid hiker, baker, and father.

    We also have a large team of editors who can handle manuscripts in particular disciplines, to whom we send work as the situation demands.


    We are pleased to include researchers from the following institutions among our past and present clients:

    South Korea Japan
    Seoul National University Waseda University
    Korea University Keio University
    Yonsei University Jichi Medical School
    Ewha University Tokyo Metropolitan University
    KAIST Nagoya University
    KIST Japan Marine Science & Technology Centre
    K-JIST Tohoku University
    Chung Ang University University of Hokkaido
    Information and Communications University Tokyo University
    Samsung Electronics Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Ind.
    Pusan National University Institute of Statistical Mathematics
    Chungnam National University Kagawa University
    Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) Niigata University
    Korea Inst. Geosci. & Mineral Resources National Graduate Inst. for Policy Studies
    Kwangwoon University Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
    Korea Environment and Merchandise Testing Institute Nihon University
    Kumoh National Institute of Technology Advanced Simulation Tech. of Mechanics Co. Ltd.
    Kwangwon University National Institute of Genetics
    Konkuk University  
    Korea Institute of Machines and Machinery  
    Gwangju Inst. of Sci. and Tech.  
    Korea Inst. of Machines & Materials (KIMV)  
    Korea Inst. of Materials Science  
    Gyeongsang National University  
    Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology
    Kunsan National University  
    Chungbuk National University  
    Hanyang University  
    Pukyong National University  
    Chosun University  
    Taiwan China
    Min Shin Institute of Technology East China University of Science and Tech.
    National Chiao Tung University Huazhong University of Science and Tech.
    National Kaohsiung University of Sci. & Tech China Pharmaceutical University
    Takming College Lanzhou University
    Tamkang University Nanjing University
    National Central University Chinese Academy of Sciences
    National Taiwan University China Three Gorges University
    Chung-Shan Medical University Southwest University
    Asia University Yunnan Agricultural University
    Nanhua University Kunming Institute of Botany
    Yuan Ze University Henan University
    National Tsing Hua University Chongqing University
    Industrial Technology Research Institute Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources,CAS
    Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital Zhengzhou University of Light Industry
    Tsinghua University Second Institute of Oceanography
    National Cheng Kung University Shanxi University of Finance & Economics
    National Chiayi University  
    Taipei City Hospital  
    Calo Psychiatric Centre  
    United Kingdom United States of America
    Edinburgh University University of Minnesota
    Keele University University of Wisconsin at Madison
    Cambridge University University of Hawaii
    University of Essex University of Chicago
    Warwick University University of Michigan
    London School of Economics Northwestern University
    Goldsmiths College, London Boston University
    Birmingham University St. Thomas University
    Manchester University Columbia University
    University College, London University of Pennsylvania
    Roehampton University Ohio State University
    London Business School Fuelcor LLC
    University of Stirling Wright State University
    University of Surrey Metro State College Denver
      University of Nebraska at Lincoln
      University of Texas at San Antonio
      University of Washington
    Sweden Norway
    Orebro University Oslo University
    Stockholm University Simula Research Laboratory
    Halmstad University Agricultural University of Norway
    Royal Institute of Technology University of Bergen
    Karolinska Institutet Norwegian Inst. for Urban and Regional Research
      Norwegian University of Science & Technology
      Hedmark University College
    Denmark Finland
    Aalborg University University of Helsinki
    University of Southern Denmark University of Tampere
    Copenhagen University  
    Iceland Greece
    University of Reykjavik Aristotle University of Thessalonika
      University of the Aegean
      University of Patras
      Athens University of Economics and Business
    The Netherland Switzerland
    Utrecht University Ardentis Clinique Dentaire
    Kissels Consulting BV Agroscope
    NIDI ETH Zürich
    VU University Amsterdam University of Bern
    University of Groningen  
    Estonia Czech Republic
    Tallin University Czech Technical University of Prague
    University of Tartu University of Economics, Prague
    Slovenia Croatia
    National Library University of Zagreb
    Poland Hungary
    Medical University of Warsaw University of Pecs
    Warsaw University  
    Adam Mickiewicz University  
    Instytut Dendrologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk  
    Medical University of Gdansk  
    Jagiellonian University  
    Charles University  
    Silesin University of Technology  
    Russia Turkey
    Russian Academy of Sciences Adnan Menderes University
    St. Petersburg State University Karadeniz Technical University
    Komi Science Centre UrB RAS Eastern Mediterranean University
      Istanbul University
    France Belgium
    University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Université de Rennes 1 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    Centre d'Étude de l'Emploi Catholic University of Leuven
    Auvergne University  
    SAS Equisense  
    Université Paris Sud
    Université Paris Saclay  
    University of Nantes  
    Italy Germany
    University of Bologna University of Muenster
    University of Cagliari Technical University Kaiserslautern
    University of Salerno Berlin Brandenberg International School
    University of Turin University of Bonn
    University of Torino Technische Universität München
    ENEA Berlin University of Technology
    University of Florence University of Mannheim
    University of Bari Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
    University of Trieste GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ Potsdam
      Leibniz University of Hanover
      Johannes Gutenberg-University
      Saxon Academy of Sciences
    Brazil Spain
    Universidade Federal do Espíro Santo Universidad de Vigo
    Sao Paolo University Universidad de Valladolid
    Universidade Federal do Paranã Autonomous University of Barcelona
      University of Alicante
      Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
      Technical University of Catalonia
      University of Salamanca
      University of the Vasque Country
      Centro de Fisica de Materiales
      University of the Basque Country
      Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Kuwait Saudia Arabia
      University of Dammam
    Kuwait University King Faisal University
    India Nepal
    Bangnan College Tribhuvan University
    Bharathidasan University  
    RTMNU Nagpur  
    Sona College of Technology  
    Canada Australia
    University of Alberta Australia National University
      University of New South Wales


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