Eleanor Bolton

Proofreading | Copyediting | Developmental editing | Book proposals

I work on book manuscripts (academic and trade) and  journal articles, and I offer a proofreading service for student theses.

About me

I specialise in academic and nonfiction editing and works for publishers, research organisations, and new and established academic authors. I edit work on classical music, in particular that focused on music history, orchestral and chamber music, and pedagogy.

I can work in either British and American English and I am also a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). I have edited material for Oxford University Press as well as for academics and students.

I play the viola in the Houston Sinfonietta and started learning the piano in January 2020.

CIEP grade: Professional Member
Keywords: academic, trade, music history, orchestral and chamber music, pedagogy
Instruments: violin, viola, piano
Location: Texas, USA


  • CIEP courses completed: Proofreading 1 and 2 (merit), Copyediting 1, 2 and 3 (merit), References, Theses and dissertations
  • EfA course completed: The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Other courses: Laura Portwood-Stacer – Developmental Editing for Academics
  • Grade 8 in violin and viola


'Eleanor helped me edit the final copy of my doctoral thesis through her careful proofreading. She caught many grammatical and typographical errors in addition to identifying important discrepancies in content. She completed her work quickly and thoroughly, and I highly recommend her.'
Michael Clark, DMA Candidate, Rice University

'Using Treetop Editing was a very last-minute decision and the deadline was always going to be difficult, especially considering my word count also needed cutting by over 15%. Not only did Eleanor complete it ahead of time, but she helped to make the finished document a very refined version which I was over the moon with. I was always updated with the progress, and it helped me feel very confident about my final dissertation. Thank you.'
Jonny Lee, Masters Candidate 

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