'Thank you for the excellent work that arrived, as always, on time.'

—Associate professor at a university in Greece


Communicative English has been active in editing and proofreading for many years. The documents we edit are usually written by non-native speakers of English, but we work on texts by native speakers as well.

Politics, government

Many of the texts we edit are written by people in public life. This includes well-known EU leaders—such as Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission, and Herman van Rompuy, the President of the European Council—and national leaders as well, including (at the time) Prime Ministers Jan Peter Balkenende (the Netherlands), Silvio Berlusconi (Italy), Ivo Sanader (Croatia), Yuliya Tymoshenko (Ukraine) and Lawrence Gonzi (Malta).


We are deeply involved in academic editing. We regularly edit scholarly works by researchers from universities and think tanks across Europe and beyond, including the following:

Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (Vienna) Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Bonn and Berlin)
Bahcesehir University (Istanbul) Macdonald.Laurier Institute (Ottawa)
Cato Institute (Washington, DC) Netherlands Institute of International Relations (The Hague)
Center for European Policy Analysis ( Washington, DC) Polish Institute of International Affairs (Warsaw)
Center for European Studies (Brussels) SOCIRES Foundation (The Hague)
Centre for Liberal Strategies (Bulgaria) Sorbonne University (Paris)
Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy (Athens) South African Institute of Economic Affairs (Johannesburg and Cape Town)
European Council on Foreign Relations (London) The Australian National University (Canberra)
European Ideas Network (Brussels) The London School of Economics and Political Science (London)
European University Institute (Florence) University of Bochum (Bochum, Germany)
Fondazione ResPublica (Milano) University of Granada
Foundation for Middle East Peace (Washington, DC) University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Fraser Institute (Vancouver, Canada) University of Malta (Msida)
German Marshall Fund (Washington, DC) University of Peloponnese (Corinth and Sparta)
Henry Jackson Society (London) University of Texas (Austin)
Hoover Institution, Stanford University (Stanford, California) University Roma Tre (Rome)
Institute of Public Administration (Dublin)
Business World

We welcome texts from the business world, from organisations both large and small. Our language training activities have helped to give us special insight into the specific needs that companies have since our clients for these activities are generally from the business world.