Academic English Editing was founded in 2006 by William Heidbreder, Editor-in-Chief.  He holds a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley, with highest honors, and a Licence (BA) from the Sorbonne/Université de Paris IV in Philosophy, “avec mention” (with honors).  He lives in New York City, where the company is headquartered, and, when he is not editing papers, moonlights as a writer with interests in film (mostly American classics and European film since the war) and philosophy, mainly in the “Continental” (German, French, and Italian) tradition.  He likes to keep abreast of developments in the humanities and social sciences, particularly in terms of theory, which comes in handy when he is editing papers in these fields.  Some of his writings are available at  He is also a (French to English) translator and has published translations of political journalism, including from the blog of Le Monde Diplomatique, France’s leading news magazine of international political affairs.

Our specialities are scholarly papers in English for university contexts at all levels, and personal statements for college admissions, graduate school, and professional (law, business, medicine, etc.) schools.  We also edit CVs, resumes, and cover letters; and reports, marketing materials, and other documents for businesses of all kinds.

To inquire or for an estimate, call (+1) (646) 330-5260, or email  We will respond promptly.

For French-to-English translations, email

Academic English Editing is always hiring.  We look for people with a background in scholarly writing and/or teaching and expertise in any academic field.  To inquire, email