The English Editor
Professional native English language editorial and editing services

About The English Editors

About The English Editors

Established in 2008 by professional magazine editor and writer Russell Gilbert, The English Editors is an informal network comprising some of the most talented and respected freelance English editors, writers, journalists and creative copywriters he has had the good fortune to work with during his extensive editorial career.

Based in Aalsmeer, in the heart of the Randstad, The English Editors is founded on the certain knowledge that in an age of specialisation, no one person – no matter how professional or experienced – can cater for the unique and varied needs of every client.

Thus, and to paraphrase American President Woodrow Wilson, Russell uses not only all the brains he has, but also all the freelance brains he can borrow.

Russell Gilbert, editor-in-chief, The English Editors

Russell Gilbert provider of professional native English language editorial servicesRussell relocated to the relative quiet of Aalsmeer in 2007, after living and working in central London for more than 20 years.

As a professional editor working on magazines, websites and other publications across a diverse range of industry sectors, Russell has amassed a considerable wealth of hands-on experience. Publications he has worked on in an editorial capacity include:

This means he is a highly skilled and professional editor, writer (click here for Russell's article portfolio) and editorial project leader with a deep knowledge of magazine publishing, editorial content creation, corporate communications, journalism, copywriting and more.

In 2008, he decided to offer his skills and services as a freelance native English editor, copywriter and proofreader - a move that benefits an ever-growing number of appreciative clients (click here for a list of Russell's clients).

Russell Gilbert interviews Stefano Rosso, CEO of OTB

Russell Gilbert interviews Stefano Rosso, CEO of OTB Group.

Although based in Aalsmeer, a relatively quiet corner of the Netherlands, Russell's diverse client base – which includes corporate organisations, start-ups, highly ranked universities, international institutions, and respected academics – ensures he is always at the heart of the editorial action.

Russell Gilbert chairs an ethics debate with senior academics

Russell Gilbert (centre) chairs a debate on business ethics with senior academics at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

In his spare time, Russell is a keen collector of obscure vinyl records, an amateur photographer, and an enthusiastic cook. Find Russell Gilbert @ LinkedIn.

Freelance copywriting & proofreading services

With many years of collective experience gained from working as magazine editors, professional native English language writers, copywriters, proofreaders and corporate communications specialists in the Netherlands and internationally, The English Editors provide a friendly and professional one-stop service for all your native English copywriting, editing and proofreading needs. Get in touch - we can help.

Russell Gilbert with Shaun Tomson, world champion surfer

Russell Gilbert poses with Shaun Tomson, entrepreneur and former surfing world champion, after interviewing him for RSM Outlook magazine.


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"We hebben verschillende projecten met Russell Gilbert gedaan en hij bewees een ervaren, betrouwbare en creatieve schrijver / redacteur te zijn."

Bert van Essen,
Xpat Media,
Den Haag.

The English Editors have worked with Xpat Media, publishers of the Holland Handbook

Client projects

The English Editors provided copywriting and proofreading services to Malmo University

Copywriting, editing and
proofreading texts for the Master degree programme brochures of Malmo University,



"Russell has left us with a legacy of improvements and cost savings."

Willem Koolhaas, Director,
Corporate Marketing & Communications,
Rotterdam School of Management,
Erasmus University.

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