In Seeing This Volume Through to Publication,
My Gratitude Goes to Eldo ‎Barkhuizen. 

“His ‎Expertise as a Copy Editor Has
Eradicated Many Inconsistencies and Errors
in a ‎Long and Complex Manuscript.

“It Has Been Very Reassuring to Have His Input
into the ‎Production of This Book.”‎

~ Dr T.D. Alexander, Union Theological College (Author’s Preface, Apollos Old Testament Commentary, Exodus, Inter-Varsity Press)

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Goodness and Justice, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Search for Nefertiti, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Professor Szonyi book, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen
Biomolecular Archaeology, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Across the Revolutionary Divide

The Classical Tradition, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Latin Literature, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Augustine, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Apollos Old Testament Commentary, Ruth, copy editor Eldo Barkhuizen

“Thorough, Reliable and Detailed”
(Testimonial date 24 July 2017)

“I am happy to commend Eldo Barkhuizen for his excellent freelance editorial work.

“Throughout my time at Inter-Varsity Press (18 years), Eldo has carried out thorough, reliable and detailed copy-editing on numerous manuscripts, many of considerable length and complexity.

“In placing such work with Eldo, I have been confident that I can leave the task with him and that he will address and resolve all the relevant issues without needing to consult me unduly, and that the copy-edited text, accompanied by suitable notes, will be properly prepared for typesetting and delivered on schedule.”

~ Dr Philip Duce, Senior Commissioning Editor, Inter-Varsity Press

Ecclesiastes and The Song of Songs

The Biblical World, proofread by Eldo Barkhuizen

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In this website you’ll see images of some of the books I’ve either copy-edited or proofread over the last 19 years, or in many cases both copy-edited and proofread.

Also read the testimonials down the right-hand side.

This gives you an idea of my expertise.

Copy-editing Certificate, Publishing Training Centre, London
Publishing Training Centre, London, Pass with DISTINCTION, 2001
SfEP Advanced Membership, letter of acceptance
SfEP Advanced Member, letter of acceptance, 30 December 2002

The Ali Abbas Story, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen
he Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus, copy-edited by Eldo Barkuizen

Helen of Troy, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Teach Yourself Modern Hebrew, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Teach Yourself Afrikaans, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Message of Zechariah, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

Colloquial Hebrew, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

David Suchet Reads the NIV, Proof-Listen by Copy Editor Eldo Barkhuizen

“A Very Competent Copyeditor”

“Eldo is a very competent copyeditor whose work can be relied upon.

“Thoroughly recommended.

~ J. Fisher, Editorial Project Manager, Wiley-Blackwell


The Weekend That Changed the World, proofread by Eldo Barkhuizen

Symbolic Blackness and Ethnic Difference, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

The Science of Reading, copy-edited by Eldo Barkhuizen

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~ Ginny Catmur, Managing Editor, Hodder Educational


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~ Professor Tia De Nora, author


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“In fact I’ve been amazed how quick and painless it was this time round.”
~ Dr Tim Chester, author

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