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Our editors are both experienced academics and professional editors, which is what allows us to produce work of the very highest standard in the extremely specialised field of academic editing.

Dr Nelson Mok, AE, Head Editor & Program Coordinator at Capstone Editing

Dr Nelson Mok, AE

Head Editor & Program Coordinator

  • PhD (Education), Monash University
  • Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), University of Melbourne
  • Honours in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts (major in Languages and Linguistics; minor in Philosophy), University of Melbourne

Dr Nelson Mok is an academic editor and researcher with experience in the fields of applied linguistics, education and philosophy. During his BA, he developed a curiosity for research methodology, which became an interest in the philosophy, process and structures of research writing during his postgraduate degrees.

His PhD thesis connected the cultural-historical concept of perezhivanie (roughly translated as ‘lived experience’) with autoethnography and reflexivity to argue for a dialectical understanding of the processes of research: the development of theory, the research project and the researcher. Using a non-traditional narrative structure to examine his own experience of learning a second language online, the thesis was itself a demonstration and presentation of this dialectical understanding and challenged traditional ideas of research practices, research writing and the contribution of the researcher.

Since 2015, Dr Mok has been an editor of the journal International Research in Early Childhood Education, co–guest editing a special issue in 2016. He has also worked as a research assistant for various projects in the field of early childhood education at Monash University. Committed to ensuring high standards in the industry, he is a member of Editors Victoria and the Institute of Professional Editors.

Dr Mok understands the demands and frustrations of academic writing and enjoys the challenge of helping students and academics craft elegant, efficient and effective expressions of complex ideas and arguments so that they are conveyed in their best light to their intended audience. All his editing work is exacting and of the highest possible standard. Dr Mok always takes extra time to provide thoughtful and beneficial advice and explanations to his clients.


  • Veresov, N., & Mok, N. (2018). Understanding development through the perezhivanie of
    learning. In J. P. Lantolf, M. E. Poehner & M. Swain (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook
    of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development
    (pp. 89–101). United
    Kingdom: Taylor & Francis.
  • Mok, N. (2017). On the concept of perezhivanie: A quest for a critical review. In M. Fleer,
    F. González Rey & N. Veresov (Eds.), Perezhivanie, subjectivity and emotions:
    Advancing Vygotsky’s legacy
    (pp. 19–45). Singapore: Springer Nature.
  • Mok, N. (2016). Commentary: Understanding and using perezhivanie and subjectivity.
    International Research in Early Childhood Education, 7(1), 238–246.
  • Mok, N., & Goulart, D. (Eds.). (2016). Perezhivanie and subjectivity [Special issue]. International Research in Early Childhood Education, 7(1).
  • Mok, N. (2015). Toward an understanding of perezhivanie for SLA research. Language and
    Sociocultural Theory
    , 2(2), 139–159. doi:10.1558/lst.v2i2.26248