Ville Marttila is a postdoctoral researcher who received his PhD from University of Helsinki in 2014 with a thesis that combined four of his main interests: editorial theory, mediaeval food, digital humanities methodology and historical linguistics. His MA degree, also from Helsinki, combined English philology with comparative literature, mediaeval studies and cultural anthropology, reflecting his varied interests and cross-disciplinary orientation. He is also a long-time member of the Scientific thought-styles project where he has participated in the design and compilation of linguistic corpora of historical medical writing, and a founding member of the DECL project, which provided an initial context for the methodological part of his PhD thesis. He is currently working on a grant from Kone Foundation, writing a book on editing historical manuscripts for the purposes of corpus linguistics, based on the theoretical part of his PhD thesis.