Archer Editorial Services provides professional copyediting for scholarly nonfiction publishers. We specialize in humanities topics in books and journals.


Archer Editorial Services was founded in 1997 by Laura Poole. We work exclusively for university presses and other scholarly editors. We specialize in humanities book and journal projects. 

  • Duke University Press

  • Harvard University Asia Center

  • Ideas on Fire

  • Oxford University Press

  • State University of New York Press

  • University of Wisconsin Press

  • Lynne Rienner Publishers

  • West Virginia University Press

I highly recommend Laura's great eye for detail and exceptional copy editing skills! I've sent her many projects of varying subjects and she always does tremendous work. Everything is on time, her queries are always clear and concise, and her work is stellar. Authors are always grateful for her attention to detail, as well as her thoughtfulness about subject matter and tone. If I could clone her into multiple copy editors I certainly would!

—Jenn Bennet-Genthner, SUNY Press
My company uses Laura's skills on a number of titles, including economics and history. She is prompt and diligent and takes feedback on board quickly. In addition to her "out of house" services, we've also used her "in house" to help with collating author corrections and proofreading revised proof pages. Knowing she's available for times of heavy workload really helps reduce my stress level!

—Caitlyn Matuska
Laura is a hard-working, reliable, sharp-minded editor whose work I can count on to meet the high editorial standards we at Duke University Press strive rigorously to maintain. I've trusted Laura with a wide range of books and have always been satisfied with the results of her work. She recently proofread one of Duke's most complex and lengthiest edited collections, stretching over 600 typeset pages and weighed down by intricate notes and bibliographies—her work took the book to another level and we're grateful to her for that.
—Neal McTighe

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