Humanities First was launched in response to the need within the humanities for affordable editorial support and feedback. Many scholars have had trouble placing their manuscripts with presses or journals simply because of inaccessible prose and badly edited writing. This should never happen. At Humanities First, we can help you. We have the time, resources and expertise to help shape your book or article into the kind of clear and polished work that is prized by academic publishers.
Humanities First is invested in the long-term success of humanities scholars.
Humanities First understands the pressures of academic publishing, and we build individual relationships with every writer who trusts us with their work. Throughout the editing process, our Chief Editor Michael Needham will nurture your writing and provide you with one-on-one support from your first draft through final submission to your press. He will make time to talk you through the process whenever you feel like your project needs a little push.
A track record of success
Michael Needham has performed developmental editing for manuscripts that were accepted for publication with major academic presses in the fields of Latin American history, political crisis, queer theory, popular culture, crip theory, environmental studies, 19th century British literature, African studies, post-colonial Indian history, poetry, women’s studies, and food studies. He is currently developing manuscripts and dissertations in a number of fields, including Chinese opera, African American music, modern photography, Russian art, and post-colonial Vietnamese literature.
We are a nonprofit organization
As a nonprofit organization, Humanities First is able to provide top-notch content analysis and copy editing at a reasonable cost to you. You have spent countless hours on your research and your time is valuable. Editorial guidance is a key factor in ensuring that your research is developed and polished into a publication-ready manuscript.