Green Ink Academic Editing

Let’s make your scholarly writing even better.
Editing for the humanities

I work with scholars across the humanities, helping them to sharpen their ideas and refine their writing. Books I’ve worked on include Daniel Majchrowicz’s The World in Words: Travel Writing and the Global Imagination in Muslim South Asia (Cambridge, 2023) and Nicholas Dirks’s Autobiography of an Archive: A Scholar’s Passage to India (Columbia, 2015).

I am available to support projects focused on South Asia or on any other part of the world. If your article or book is still taking shape, I offer developmental editing to make your argument as clear and persuasive as possible. For pieces that are further along, I provide line edits, polishing your prose so it is lucid, graceful, and professional. I can also draw maps to accompany your text.

Let’s talk about getting your writing published!

About me

I’m David Boyk, an Associate Professor of Instruction in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University. I earned a PhD in modern South Asian history from the University of California, Berkeley. My intellectual interests include urban history, the social history of language, food studies, literature, and film. I also enjoy cooking, eating, and traveling, as well as reading stories and building marble mazes with my kids.