English Editing Researcher Services

Debra Shulkes

  • Debra Shulkes

    2001 - Diploma of Modern Languages, Russian, University of Melbourne

    2001 - BA Literary Studies and Philosoph, University of Melbourne

    Academic Background

    Ms Shulkes is an academic editor with more than 15 years of experience. She has worked at a university research center where she edited two peer-reviewed journals and assisted faculty with their external publications. For eight years she was a legal editor at a large law firm where she worked on materials on torts, equity, intellectual property, contracts, property, criminal law, employment law, restitution, and international comparative law. Ms Shulkes edits texts across the humanities, law, social sciences, and the creative arts, with her recent projects spanning the fields of sociology, philosophy, literary studies, human rights, and health law. She has extensive experience as an editor of scholars whose first language is not English. Outside the university context, Ms Shulkes has worked as a researcher for the Australian public broadcaster SBS where her tasks included preparing literature reviews, editing documentary scripts, and fact-checking.

    Editing and Reviewing Experience

    Ms Shulkes has worked as a language editor for universities, law firms, museums, non-profit organizations, and individual scholars and creative writers. Her experience ranges from book-length studies to PhD dissertations and theses, book chapters, journal articles, personal memoirs, and fiction. She has extensive experience in editing works by authors who are not native speakers of English. Ms Shulkes joined Edanz Group as an editor in 2020.

    Writing Experience

    Ms Shulkes co-authored a chapter on disability rights for a book published in 2015. She has written research reports for non-profit organizations, and her articles have appeared in magazines and on websites.