Kasia Trojanowska

Contact details
Professional profile
English language copy-editing, proofreading and layout services
Language pairs
English > English
Polish > English
Areas of expertise
Literature and Philosophy
Medicine and Health
Social Sciences
Qualifications and experience

A copy-editor and proofreader with 12 years of experience in science editing (psychiatry, psychology, mental health, social sciences) and literary studies. I specialise in copy-editing texts translated from European languages into English, including books, journal papers and company reports. I worked as a copy-editor for a UK academic publisher of world-leading specialist medical journals for 10 years and have considerable experience both editing and managing journal papers from acceptance to production. By providing sensitive and expert English-language copy-edit, I help academics increase the chances of their paper being accepted for publication by leading journals.

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (UK).



  • Where There is No Psychiatrist (2nd edn), Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon. RCPsych Publications, 2017: copy-editor, layout and cover designer, typesetter
  • The Ways of The Soul. A Psychiatrist Reflects: Essays on Life, Death and Beyond, Andrew Powell. Muswell Hill Press, 2017: copy-editor, proofreader, layout designer
  • Studies on Socialist Realism: The Polish View, Anna Artwińska, Bartłomiej Starnawski & Grzegorz Wołowiec. Peter Lang, 2016: copy-editor/language editor, proofreader
  • Poetry in the Service of Politics: The Case of Adam Mickiewicz in Communist Poland and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in East Germany, Anna Artwińska. Peter Lang, 2015: copy-editor/language editor, proofreader
  • A World Apart by Gustaw Herling, Włodzimierz Bolecki, transl. Agnieszka Kołakowska. Peter Lang, 2015: copy-editor, proofreader
  • Mental Health and Growing Up (4th edn), RCPsych Publications, 2013: copy-editor, layout designer, typesetter
  • Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry, Irene Cormac and David Gray (eds). RCPsych Publications, 2012: proofreader, layout designer, typesetter

Other titles I copy-edited in my role as staff editor at RCPsych Publications (2007-2017):

  • CBT for Adults: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (Lynne Drummond, 2014)
  • Clinical Topics in Disorders of Intellectual Development (ed. Marc Woodbury-Smith, 2015)
  • Domestic Violence and Mental Health (eds Louise Howard, Gene Feder & Roxanne Agnew-Davies, 2013)
  • Enabling Recovery: The Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation Psychiatry (2nd edn; eds Frank Holloway, Sridevi Kalidindi, Helen Killaspy & Glenn Roberts, 2015)
  • Firesetting and Mental Health (eds Geoffrey L. Dickens, Philip A. Sugarman & Theresa A. Gannon, 2012)
  • Handbook of Secure Care (eds Geoffrey Dickens, Philip Sugarman & Marco Picchioni, 2015)
  • International Perspectives on Mental Health (ed. Hamid Ghodse, 2011)
  • Madness at the Theatre (Femi Oyebode, 2012)
  • Madness to Mental Illness: A History of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (Thomas Bewley, 2008)
  • Nidotherapy: Harmonising the Environment with the Patient (Peter Tyrer, 2009)
  • Social Inclusion and Mental Health (eds Jed Boardman, Alan Currie, Helen Killaspy & Gillian Mezey, 2010)
  • Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice (eds Christopher C.H. Cook, Andrew Powell & Andrew Sims, 2016)
  • Spirituality and Psychiatry (eds Chris Cook, Andrew Powell & Andrew Sims, 2009)
  • Tackling Health Anxiety: A CBT Handbook (Helen Tyrer, 2013)
  • Workplace-Based Assessments in Psychiatry (2nd edn; eds Amit Malik, Dinesh Bhugra & Andrew Brittlebank, 2011)

Papers and journals:

  • "Managing reversed (global) outsourcing - The role of knowledge, technology and time", 2018: proofreader
  • Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (journal), since 2014: copy-editor, language editor
  • BJPsych, BJPsych Advances, BJPsych Open, BJPsych International (RCPsych journals), 2007-2017: proofreader, quality controller
  • BJPsych Bulletin (RCPsych journal), 2007-2016: copy-editor

Rewriting and Substantive Editing - Publishing Training Centre (London, UK)
Advanced Copy-Editing - Publishing Training Centre (London, UK)

Digital Design: An Introduction - University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts (London, UK)
Microsoft Word Level 3 (MS Word advanced: makro, forms, styles, templates)
Microsoft Office 365 for End Users


The London Book Fair 2018, 2019

SfEP annual conference, Leicester, September 2018
SfEP North-East 1-day conference, Newcastle, May 2019