On the 31st of December we completed our 500th edited document. This seems very appropriate at the turning of the year. Our assignments have ranged from one page reports, CVs, and newsletters through to huge 100 page plus dissertations. All have been challenging in their different ways and I hope all have received diligent, honest and useful editing and proofreading. As we begin a new year we look forward to receiving many more of your articles, papers and dissertations. Best wishes once again from the AE team.