Miles Litvinoff

Writer and Editor for NGOs, Non-Profits & Values-Based Organisations

Civil society
Climate justice
Corporate responsibility
Equality & diversity
Extractive industries
Human rights
Impact investment
International development
Open government
Social enterprise
Transparency & accountability

Testimonials & reviews

Writer, editor & consultant, 2011 to present

‘Miles is a thorough and highly professional editor who is excellent on the copy side of things but also with substantive inquiries. He constructively pushes authors to clarify and simplify. I strongly recommend him as an editor who can significantly improve texts, including technical ones.’ – Lee Bailey, Natural Resource Governance Institute

‘Miles is one of the first people I ask when we need editing. Our researchers especially value his thoroughness and eye for detail.’ – Jenny Pannenbecker, SOMO

‘We are very happy with your work. Apart from improving language issues in the text, your suggestions have helped us to eliminate errors and improve the readability and quality of the report overall. The editing was very thorough and helpful. Our partner organisation responsible for writing the report has incorporated your feedback and was also really pleased with your work.’ – Lisanne Beijen, Arisa (Advocating Rights in South Asia)

‘Your recent efforts to engage on substantial research projects with coalitions in Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Brazil have been ground breaking. Your contributions as a Global Council member have been critical in ensuring that our vision and strategic direction evolves with the times so that we continue to be a relevant, powerful, campaigning movement.’ – Elisa Peter, Publish What You Pay

‘You have been an indelible part of the Publish What You Pay UK coalition’s successes over the past decade, and your leadership, integrity, and attention to detail have been tremendously appreciated.’ – Joe Kraus, The ONE Campaign

‘Many thanks for your flexibility, professionalism and fine collaboration.’ – Blanca Méndez, Aqua for All

‘The quality of Miles’s written work and capacity to synthesise disparate information is nothing short of astounding. Also hugely impressive is his ability to turn text around very fast and deliver impeccably clean proofs without a single typographical error – a huge asset when trying to get closure on publications under tight NGO time-lines.’ – Tom Griffiths, Forest Peoples Programme

‘Miles works proactively, guards consistency, knows his texts and the sector.’ – Kawien Ziedses des Plantes, Oikocredit International

‘Miles delivers consistently high-quality work with impressive professionalism. He has worked for ECCR in a wide range of functions, including writing, editing and project management.’ – Lee Coates OBE, former Chair, Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade (2007)

‘Informative yet accessible … exactly what it says on the tin … Makes its case intelligently and conclusively but without preaching.’ – Guardian

‘Tells you all you need to know … well researched and hard to argue with.’ – Church Times

‘The best and most comprehensive guide around to the principles and practice of fair trade.’ – Joanna Blythman, food writer and campaigner

‘A wonderfully inspiring and uplifting book, which demonstrates the power of the personal choices we make as consumers … tells us some of the compelling stories behind the products.’ – Caroline Lucas MP 

‘Gives powerful reasons … why the fair trade movement is … about changing what we do and injecting justice into what otherwise easily becomes a brutal world.’ – Tim Lang, City University Professor of Food Policy

‘A first-class guide.’ – Richard Bennett, former Chair, Make Poverty History

World Directory of Minorities (1997)

‘Immense … a unique reference work … invaluable.’ – Caroline Moorehead, Times Higher Education Supplement

‘Outstanding.’ – Interchurch Organisation for Development Cooperation, Netherlands

‘A rare and important overview of the conditions of underrepresented communities throughout the world.’ – Peter Hocknell, Durham University

‘Human rights activists will find the Directory invaluable.’ – Ken Coates, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation

Young Gaia Atlas of Earthcare (1996)

‘A wealth of information … particularly useful first-hand reports on actual lives lived by people in different parts of the globe.’ – Will Sutherland, Fourth World Review

‘This book is a joy. I want my own copy … packed with up-to-date information.’ – The Spark

No Longer Invisible: Afro-Latin Americans Today (1995)

‘Charts the hidden history of the black Latin American experience from slavery to contemporary times. Uniquely … shows the contrasts and similarities between countries across the region … recommended reading for all those interested in Latin American history, politics and culture, the African diaspora, Afro-American and black studies, racism and anti-racism.’ – AfroCubaWeb

‘Goes much further than descriptive case-histories … contains in-depth discussions.’ – Latin America Legal Services Association

Earthscan Action Handbook for People and Planet (1990)

‘Packed with suggestions for positive action.’ – Time Out

‘Books of lists have been increasingly popular … but this handbook is much more … scores of suggestions for positive action.’ – New Scientist

‘Impressively gathers together all the major environmental issues of the day.’ – Edinburgh Evening News

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