Overleaf is a collaborative writing and publishing system that makes the whole process of producing academic papers much quicker for both authors and publishers.
Overleaf is a free service that lets you create, edit and share your scientific ideas easily online using LaTeX, a comprehensive and powerful tool for scientific writing.
Overleaf has grown rapidly since its launch in 2012, and today there are over 2,900,000 users from over 180 countries worldwide who've created over 21 million projects using the service.
Writelatex Limited, the company behind Overleaf, was founded by John Hammersley and John Lees-Miller, two mathematicians who worked together on the pioneering Ultra PRT Project and who were inspired by their own experiences in academia to create a better solution for collaborative scientific writing.
Overleaf is part of Digital Science, who have helped us grow into the company we are today. Digital Science have supported and invested in Overleaf since 2014, and have a mission to help make research more efficient, so there’s more time for discovery.
Why did we create Overleaf? To address problems that we experienced ourselves when writing papers collaboratively, and by doing so, make the power of LaTeX accessible to all scientists and technical writers, at all stages of their career.
Most of the world's technological and medical innovations began with a scientific paper. There are over two million scientific papers published every year, and many more technical reports and presentations. Scientists in academia and industry spend a lot of their time writing, reviewing and publishing these papers; that's a lot of admin & paperwork tasks. We saw a way we could help save time on these tasks, making the whole process of academic collaboration easier and more effective.
Going beyond academia, society increasingly looks to science for solutions to today’s most pressing social challenges, and if we’re going to face up to complex health issues, an ageing population, and the digital transformation of the world, we need science that is faster, more open, more trustworthy, and more meaningful to citizens. We’re helping to make that possible.
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Interested in joining Overleaf? Our current openings are listed on our Workable page, and we're always keen to hear from exceptional people who are passionate about what they do — just drop us a line at email@example.com.
COOAccountant, lawyer, entrepreneur, with 20 years experience working as a COO/CFO to Tech-Digital start ups. Worked previously for Fintech, Digital Agency and Software companies. Passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship and sport.
Institutional Sales Manager (EMEA)A passionate supporter of open science and unrestricted dissemination of science and knowledge. Excited to be able to facilitate collaboration and to provide the tools to the scientific community wherever they are to make our planet (and beyond) a better place to be!
Publishing & Institutional Sales Manager - Americas & OceaniaEnthusiastic equestrian with a passion for science, technology, and learning.
Enterprise Sales ManagerI have a passion for sales and marketing and am thrilled to empower scientists, researchers, and authors with the tools they need to accomplish great things. When not working for Overleaf I can usually be found on the golf course, hiking through the hills of North Carolina, or cooking with close friends.
Software DeveloperI'm a web developer interested in science and how it gets out into the world. Also finding mountains and climbing up them.
Software DeveloperAspiring psychologist turned journal staffer turned software developer. Interested in improving science and the way it's communicated using technology.
Content Development EditorI've worked in scientific/technical publishing for over 20 years (Senior Publisher, book/journal production, and programming). Now relishing the opportunity to combine my interests in publishing and TeXnology. I work from home, ably assisted by our two delightfully inquisitive Bengal cats: Oscar and Alfie.
Software DeveloperMath, physics, and computer science—especially their intersection. Determined to improve the current state of education through technology and data.
Product ManagerHenry is a software engineer living in London. He built the original prototype of ShareLaTeX and has been responsible for building a stable and scalable platform. Henry is a strong advocate of Test Driven Development and makes sure we keep the code clean and easy to maintain.
Product ManagerJames has a PhD in theoretical physics and is passionate about LaTeX. He created one of the first online LaTeX editors, ScribTeX, and has played a large role in developing the technologies that make ShareLaTeX and Overleaf possible.
Software DeveloperShane is a software developer living in Edinburgh. Shane is a strong advocate for Functional Programming, Test Driven Development and takes pride in building quality software.
Software DeveloperBrian is a software developer and former theoretical high energy physicist at Fermilab and Los Alamos. For many years he published free software manuals commercially using TeX and LaTeX and was also the maintainer of the GNU Scientific Library.
Software DeveloperPaulo is a front-end software developer and user experience researcher living in Aveiro, Portugal. Paulo has a PhD in user experience and is passionate about shaping technology towards human usage — either in concept or testing/validation, in design or implementation.
Marketing and Content DevelopmentChris develops new marketing content and ideas for Overleaf. With a technical background as a former systems engineer, he has a data-driven approach and is always looking to test new ideas before diving in.
Community ManagerPassionate about tools that improve efficiency in the world of academia, both in terms of saving time on day-to-day tasks as well as enabling academics to get their work in front of wider audiences. Background in Pharmacology, big Pharma and running my own start-up helping academics crowdfund their research.
Senior Software DeveloperMathematician, IT Professional and Debian Developer. Slightly obsessed with packaging software. I'm also interested in natural history, particularly botany.
Full Stack EngineerScience enthusiast. Once a life sciences researcher, a passion for programming and improving technology for scientists led Jessica to software engineering. Previously she worked with peer-reviewed publishers and science start-ups. She also enjoys stepping away from the computer to explore the outdoors.
Finance ManagerLisa makes sure all the Overleaf finance and administration functions run smoothly. Background in support, finance and administration in Healthcare and Pharma. Nature lover, volunteer, community champion and Yorkshire Tea addict.
Community TeXpertLaTeX enthusiast, here to help debug elusive errors and keep our documentation up to date. Studying physics, trying hard not to be distracted by typesetting physics.
Senior Software DeveloperOriginally from the United States, Ersun has developed systems software for web hosting at Bluehost, consumer websites for Ebay and Rent.com, and worked on a number of open source projects, mostly for Node.js.
Software EngineerDoug is a TeX wayback who loves typesetting. He pays attention to HCI design, practices TDD, has deep experience making great software. Away from work, he experiments with applied fluid dynamics in airplanes and sailboats.
LaTeX Support and Product SpecialistPaul is an avid TeX user who enjoys helping others use LaTeX to produce high-quality, effective documents of all kinds. Trained as a mechanical engineer, but with an atypical set of interests, he has experience in research, software product development, publishing, and teaching. Paul is committed to building and supporting tools that make scientific collaboration and publishing easier. When he's not at work, you might find Paul backpacking, cycling, or enjoying time with family and friends.
Finance AssistantWith many years of experience in finance in both corporate and charity sector, Sara is passionate about helping people and making a difference. Loves traveling and taking a long walk in nature.
Software EngineerInterested in distributed systems and solving algorithmic challenges. I enjoy working remotely from home, but I did go out once to meet Hello Kitty.
Software EngineerJust your standard piano playing, sports loving, software engineer. I've been working remotely for the past few years and love it. I take great satisfaction in building tools to make other people's lives easier
Full Stack EngineerJoe is a full stack engineer based in York. Joe takes pride in building secure, scalable systems and enjoys finding new ways to simplify software development.
Community TeXpertMichael is one of our resident LaTeX experts, and is responsible for many of our great tutorials and guides as well as solving some tricky LaTeX problems.
Group Account ManagerKiri provides account management support for the groups using ShareLaTeX and Overleaf. Previously she worked at the BBC and before that she helped run the torch relay for London 2012 Olympics.
Senior Software DeveloperOriginally from Spain, I now live in the beautiful Edinburgh with my wife, daughter and two cats. I love designing software and building products that help people.
Software DeveloperComputer scientist turned environmental scientist with a passion for clean water, trees, and toilets. I use LaTeX for all my reports to make science look beautiful. I am honoured to have been so involved with the excellent work Overleaf do in making science and TeXnology available for all.
Software DeveloperMathematician, Software Developer, Music Producer and Film/TV Composer ... basically, 100% geek; but loud. My face is blurred because I like to go fast.
Marc Egea i Sala
Software DeveloperActively trying to make the machines do all the hard and boring work and let us build things. Moved from Barcelona for the weather and the food.