Meet our Team
Lots of reasons! First, we have a lot of experience across quite a few different fields. We both know academia, having finished our PhDs and taught at one of the best universities in the United Kingdom, the University of St Andrews. But we’re not just ex-academics. We have worked in publishing as submissions editors for a London-based literary agency, so we are familiar with that world too. We understand what publishers, authors and agents are looking for and can help guide you through that daunting industry.
We are both trained editors and professional members of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, with years of experience editing all kinds of texts. We have proofread for the European Commission. We have edited thrillers, crime books and memoirs. We have worked with IT textbooks and academic dissertations. We’re looking to bring these threads together, so that we can offer a one-stop shop for all your word-related needs!
Why Read Panda?
The name is an homage to our mascot, a red panda plushie that goes by the name of Red Panda Panda.
Mike French, Ph.D., M.Litt., B.A.
Vittorio Mattioli, Ph.D., M.Litt., B.A.