As well as having an extensive history of success in editing papers for publication in leading academic journals, we are a leader in academic communication, bringing valuable knowledge and experience to bear on anything from websites, prospectuses and speeches to research brochures, grant proposals, director's forewords and in-house magazines.
All of our editors are native English speakers, educated mainly to postgraduate degree level, many from top-ranking research universities. Whilst we do not offer a content editing service, our editors are matched with papers from fields with which they are most comfortable and can add the most value.
Learn more about our editors, the business partners and our support team by scrolling through their bios.
Mike Poole – Chief Editor
Already holding a Bachelor degree in history with first class honours, Mike gained his PhD in Southeast Asian Studies from the Australian National University in 2002. Having worked with Armstrong-Hilton as a part-time editor during his studies, he relocated to Hong Kong to become a full-time editor, before taking over as Chief Editor and later becoming a partner in the company.
Other than editing and copywriting, Mike's role is to ensure excellent service standards through managing quality control, acquiring new talent and staff training.
In his spare time, Mike reads widely, enjoys hill walking and rock climbing, and dabbles in programmable electronics.
Peter Day – Sales and Marketing
Pete manages the website and organises other marketing initiatives, as well as being involved with the other partners in product and system development. He studied business in the UK before arriving in Hong Kong almost twenty-five years ago, helping to set up Armstrong-Hilton after experience in the commercial property sector.
Outside of work Pete is often to be found in the water, both surfing and paddling, and enjoys the outdoors generally.
Nick Case – Operations
Nick oversees the day-to-day running of the business, as well as managing our sales efforts.
Having briefly lived in Hong Kong when young, he completed an MBA in the UK before returning two decades ago and co-founding Armstrong-Hilton in 1996.
Outside of work Nick is a sometime field hockey player and spends his time looking after his young family.
Lauren Boydell – Workflow Manager
Lauren helps with the day-to-day running of the business, from dealing with enquiries to ensuring that both editors and customers receive documents in a timely manner and assisting Mike with large projects.
Having gained her Bachelor degree in English from the University of Manchester in the UK, Lauren worked for the British Council in Guangdong, China before joining us from the Centre for Applied English Studies, University of Hong Kong.
In her spare time Lauren reads voraciously and has travelled extensively in Asia and Europe.
Tracy Wong – Administration and Accounts
An indispensable part of the team, Tracy handles accounts and much of the administrative side of the operation and speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
A native of Hong Kong, Tracy spent some years in Canada before returning and joining us at Armstrong-Hilton.
She is a keen amateur photographer.
Mike Chui – Sales and Marketing Manager
Mike graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor degree in Business and helps with customer service, sales and marketing. Having lived and worked in different parts of the world, he enjoys serving our diverse clientele and forging sustainable customer relationships. He is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and speaks some Japanese.
Outside of work Mike is an avid football player and supports Arsenal.
Rachel spent several years working as a book editor before studying psychology at Exeter University, where she gained a first class honours degree and an MSc in Psychological Research Methods. She first worked as an editor for Armstrong-Hilton over ten years ago while completing her PhD studies, and then spent several years as a university lecturer in the UK before returning to us in 2010.
Erika joined Armstrong-Hilton in 2006, bringing with her 20 years of experience in writing and editing trade publications.
During her time with us, Erika has received a Master of Arts in Mass Communications to add to her first class degree in English literature, an achievement that reflects her capacity to absorb and use new knowledge in her everyday tasks.
When free, Erika's interests extend to reading, wine, art and travelling.
After completing an interdisciplinary Bachelor degree in Creative Writing and English Literature and a Master's degree in English, Stephanie worked as a freelance editor for 10 years before joining Armstrong-Hilton.
David graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master's degree in English in 2008. He has edited for a wide variety of clients, including government and non-profit organisations, writers of fiction and poetry, and graduate students.
Outside of work, David travels extensively and involves himself in creative pursuits such as photography and writing.
Claire came to Armstrong-Hilton in 2004 after a stint as the sole English language editor for the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden here in Hong Kong. Since that time, she has been a cornerstone of the team, accumulating experience in editing for customers in all academic disciplines.
Claire has first class honours degrees in both the humanities and natural science.
She likes to practice the martial art of Muay Thai, cultivate her knowledge of trees and woodland ecosystems and read an awful lot of books.
After gaining a PhD in Zooarchaeology with its links to anatomy, biology and geology, Sheelagh taught courses on everything from cultural studies to statistics. Having developed a very useful skill – the ability to communicate to many different audiences – she began working as a writer and editor before joining the Armstrong-Hilton team.
In a varied work history George spent 10 years as a cardiac catheterization lab technologist, 6 years in software verification and validation, 8 years as the manager of a medical editing service serving Japanese customers and 6 years as a business development manager in Tokyo.
George is an avid road bicyclist.
Greg holds a Master's degree with honours from the University of Auckland and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Monash University, Australia. With a broad experience in academic editing he has also written on a range of subjects relating to science and philosophy.
Having gained a double first class for her undergraduate and Master's degrees at Cambridge University, Louise earned a distinction in her MPhil and is now in the final stages of a PhD in Renaissance Literature (Shakespeare), also at Cambridge.
Louise is a Senior Member at Newnham College, Cambridge, with 7 years of experience supervising numerous papers in Parts I and II of the English Tripos for students at 15 Cambridge colleges.
Brian has been an editor since 1988, with ten years at Edges magazine and twelve as a financial publications proofreader with Bowne of Canada. He has a Bachelor degree in History from the University of Alberta, a certificate in editing from George Brown College in Toronto and has worked with Armstrong-Hilton since 2011. He writes history books in his spare time, and has so far published four.
Gwen brings many years of experience working on educational and academic texts, particularly in business and the life sciences. She has also co-authored several educational textbooks, specialising in the use of plain English for second-language students. In recent years she has focused increasingly on research papers for non-English speakers, as well as developmental editing for fiction authors. She holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology and English and a post-graduate diploma in business.
Having gained both a Bachelor and a Master's degree, Beth is now studying for a DPhil in Systems Biology at the University of Oxford. Her project is using computational modelling to find a new method for testing drugs for cardiac side-effects.
In her spare time Beth runs a computer club for homeless adults, sings soprano in a choir, knits strange tiny shapeless objects and plays the flute.
Wendy earned a Bachelor degree in Anthropology from the University of Washington before working for 10 years for the UW School of Medicine where she was exposed to numerous clinical and basic science research endeavours in interacting with faculty and postdoctoral fellows. She left to build and train an editing team for a medical device distributor based in Tokyo, eventually serving as the director and chief editor of the editing arm of the company. She is an active member of the American Medical Writers Association, has earned two AMWA medical writing certificates and is a Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS)-certified editor. Her hobby is gardening (when it's not raining!).
After gaining a Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Oxford University, Teresa spent 4 years editing scientific journals with Elsevier in Oxford. Following emigration to New Zealand she edited medical review journals for Adis International in Auckland for 3 years, then worked for Pearson Education for 4 years before beginning to take on projects with Armstrong-Hilton.
In her spare time Teresa enjoys gardening, wilderness walking, sewing and cooking in addition to a small amount of volunteer work in her local community.
Twice graduated from the University of Toronto, Asha completed her Bachelor degree studies in the sciences and foreign languages while working as editor, editorial manager and editor-in-chief for a campus-based scientific journal that showcased student research.
Asha joined the Armstrong-Hilton team soon after obtaining her second undergraduate degree in 2015 and currently also interns as a research associate in multi-organ transplant and works in clinical trials. She will be starting a Master's degree in Business this autumn.
Asha enjoys traveling and learning foreign languages, having studied seven and speaking five proficiently.
Joshua holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication from Oklahoma State University and has worked as an academic editor since 2010. An award-winning writer and novelist, he's been writing his whole life, and is one of the editors of Diplomacy World, the flagship publication of the Diplomacy hobby.
His interests include science fiction, health and fitness, strength training, baseball and bombastic European power metal.
Leo studied at University College London, where he gained a Master's degree in Chemistry in 2006, and the University of St Andrews, at which he was awarded a PhD in Chemistry in 2015.
Working as a freelance editor since the beginning of 2016, Leo is still collaborating in computational chemistry research with his PhD supervisor and recently had another paper published.
He enjoys cycling and when he resided in Scotland hill walking, but opportunities for that are more limited now that he's based in the south of England.
After graduating with a degree in plant sciences from the University of Edinburgh, Beth studied professional writing and editing in Melbourne before joining the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as a project editor. She has a wide range of academic, government and commercial editing and publishing experience, and before going freelance specialised in illustrated non-fiction books, with a particular focus on natural history.
She plays viola for the Wandsworth Symphony Orchestra (in London), loves reading recipe books and likes to start, and sometimes complete, creative projects.
Natalie has a Bachelor degree in Biology from McGill University. After working in research for a year and a half, she went on to pursue her Master's degree in Public Health at Simon-Fraser University with a focus on Global Health. She now works in the international development field, where her work is focused on gender and social inequalities in the developing world. She has lived in many parts of the world including North America, Asia, West Africa and currently resides in Nicaragua.
Her passions include traveling, playing guitar and reading.
Patricia has a DPhil in social gerontology from the University of Oxford, a Juris Doctor (Law), Master's degrees in Gerontology, History, and Education, a secondary teaching credential and a Bachelor degree in History.
Before returning to university in 2006, she was a practicing attorney specialising in business/corporate and appellate law. Her current research focuses on Chinese women and filial obligation in the context of changing norms. She is a licensed pilot and an avid traveller.
Allison gained her PhD in comparative literature from UCLA and taught history and literature at Harvard University before branching out into editing. Her strong academic background in English means that she is familiar with the tone and register expected by academic audiences from a range of disciplines, making her a very versatile editor on the Armstrong-Hilton team.
Jennifer joined Armstrong-Hilton after an academic career in science and medical fields at various institutes, having gained her Bachelor degree in Biochemistry and PhD in Immunology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has over 10 years of research experience and is the author or co-author of numerous published journal articles.
Andrew brings to the team more than 10 years of experience in writing and editing scientific material for publication. After completing his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Manchester, he accumulated eight years of research experience in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry and biocatalysis at universities in Germany and China. Aside from his usual editing duties, Andrew has been the main scientific writer for the “Record of Records” feature of The Chemical Record since 2011.
Having received his MA in English from the University of Toronto, Nate embarked on a career in editing and has worked on a wide range of material, including academic writing and business publications, for both individuals and organisations since 2007.
In his spare time, Nate is a jazz enthusiast.