Edward Crooks is a copy-editor and proofreader, researcher, and smallholder. He holds a BA in contemporary fine art and an MA in sonic art, and received a PhD from the Department of Music at the University of York for his research on John Cage's borrowings from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. He is the copy-editor of the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) and of a series of books for the Orpheus Institute, Ghent. Books he has copy-edited have been published by Rodopi, Leuven University Press, and Ashgate; he has also provided editorial services for corporate and private clients including Naxos and PhD and MA students in the UK and Belgium. He lives in the wilds of the Yorkshire Wolds in the north of England where he co-runs a smallholding (a small farm), hosting a menagerie of animals including goats, sheep, pigs, turkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, five cats, and two Newfoundland dogs.