Marilyn Adams

adamsmarilyn0@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Application essay writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

2006 graduate of UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Public Relations)
2011 graduate of West Virginia University (M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications)
Ghost writer for blogging site, BlogMutt

Previous Experience

In my various marketing roles, I have written for a variety of audiences and for a wide range of media, including press releases, web pages, social media accounts, blogs, and print journals and magazines. I have also served as an editor for newsletters and email campaigns.

Fee Range

$10 – $15; negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Stuart Albright

stuartalbright@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

B.A. in English and Creative Writing, UNC Chapel Hill, 2001 • M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum, Harvard University, 2002 • 15 years of high school teaching experience in English and Creative Writing. I’ve worked extensively with all ability levels from ESL to Advanced Placement • I am the author of five books, including a memoir, a novel, two nonfiction books about student success, and a Creative Writing manual (see my personal website, www.stuartalbright.com, for more information) • Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year, 2006 • Milken Foundation National Educator Award (dubbed the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher Magazine), 2007 • Nationally Board Certified, 2009 • UNC Chapel Hill Young Alumni Award 2013 • Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013

Previous Experience

In 2005, I founded McKinnon Press, and innovative publishing company that promotes the work of high school students in Durham, NC (see www.mckinnonpress.com for more information.) In the past decade, I have used McKinnon Press to edit and publish over 40 student anthologies and 35 student novels • I have been a freelance editor for over a decade, working closely with a wide range of writers on projects both small (essays, cover letters) and large (novels for national publication) • I have taught over 2,700 students in my teaching career, which has allowed me to tailor my assistance to writers of all backgrounds and ability levels

Fee Range

$40 – $60 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Charles J Alden

cja361@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Biophysics. Edited over 900 publications, including books, dissertations, technical reports and journal articles

Previous Experience

40 years of experience in editing technical documents EPA, NASA, NIH and university authors. Managing editor of National Toxicology Program (Public Health Service) technical publications 1983-2014.

Fee Range

Negotiable
$20-$35/hour, depending on condition of starting text and deadline requirements

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Andrea Applebee

Andrea.applebee@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Formatting • Creative/fiction writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I earned my MFA in nonfiction and poetry at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a certificate in Rhetoric and Composition. Previous to that, I received my BA in English from Davidson College. Since working in the profession I have continued to research and practice teaching strategies that help writers gain confidence and flexibility in their work.

Previous Experience

I have over ten years of experience coaching critical and creative writing projects at all levels–from the application essay to dissertations and book manuscripts. For seven years, three of which were at an Ivy League university, I have taught and tutored academic writing. I am presently teaching in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University.
For more information regarding my teaching and coaching, visit my website: www.andreaapplebee.com

Fee Range

$60/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Laura Augustine

lauraaugustine32@yahoo.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I have a Master of Fine Arts in poetry, as well as an undergraduate degree in Religion and English. For many years I have worked with non-native speakers of English and I am familiar with the kinds of issues that ESL writers face. I can help you to improve your writing process while make writing more fun and less painful. I can edit your writing to help you express your ideas clearly. This will make your papers, blog posts, journal articles, or application essays more successful.

Previous Experience

In addition to teaching college-level composition, creative writing, and English Literature, I also have 20 years’ experience in technical and business writing in the high-tech industry.

Fee Range

$30-50/hr; Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Justin Baumann

j.baumann3@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I am a marine science PhD student here at UNC. I have an MS from Ohio State in Geological Sciences and I have extensive experience writing and editing scientific papers.
In addition, I am an experience TA and have taught subjects outside of my own area of research to undergraduates for several years. I also review and edit grant, fellowship, and admissions essays for students regularly.

Previous Experience

I have previously tutored several UNC students through help-for-hire and have seen them improve their science writing and grades. I have also tutored in geology and marine sciences.
References are available upon request.

Fee Range

$30/hr; Editing is negotiable based on number of pages.

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Mary K. Brown

maryksbrown@gmail.com
www.editingservices.biz

Work Preferred

General editing • ESL/International students

Qualifications

M.A. Honours degree from the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland. Having lived in Britain for six years, I enjoy working with people who have an international perspective. I have taught English and Art History at the undergraduate level and architectural history at graduate level. I found that I enjoyed grading and improving papers more than classroom teaching, and that people are very appreciative of the help I provide.

Previous Experience

Since 1996, I have helped academics and professionals whose first language is not English improve their dissertations, journal submissions and articles, reports, scholarship/fellowship applications, letters of recommendation, and technical guidelines. I have worked with Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean civil engineers (most from or currently at NCSU) and Nursing students as well as academics in the field of adult and continuing education, and professionals in the business and state government sectors. In addition to Asian clients, I have edited documents in English for academics from Germany, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy, and Australia. That is, my editing experience is varied and extends from humanities, education, and social sciences to science and engineering, including the medical and pharmaceutical fields.

Fee Range

$45 per hour (PayPal available)

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Alexandra Brozena

advancedenglishediting@gmail.com • (301) 653-0578

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I am a multidisciplinary editor and writing tutor with extensive experience editing and publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers. With a B.A. in both Environmental Science and English, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Materials Science/Nanoscience focus), I am well situated to edit technical publications in those fields. I have had 10 articles published in peer-reviewed publications, authored two accepted fellowship proposals, and successfully completed my own dissertation in addition to editing the works of others. I have an extensive teaching background in the areas of laboratory science and have used those experiences to help tutor the writing of undergraduates.

Previous Experience

I have edited papers that have gone on to be published in Nature Chemistry and Nature Communications, along with other journals including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the Journal of Materials Chemistry, ACS Nano, and many more. www.advancedenglishediting.com

Fee Range

$40-60, negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Stephen Michael Campbell

stevemcampbell@gmail.com

http://stevemcampbell.wordpress.com/

Work Preferred

General editing • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I have over 20 years of experience in public health and health research. I am an author on 10 journal articles and am working to get published the two manuscripts from my dissertation. I have contributed editing or writing for brochures, guidelines, procedures manuals, manuscripts, journal articles, papers, theses and dissertations. I have helped students, faculty, and business colleagues with their writing, both native English speakers and those for whom English is not their first language. I also offer statistical consulting for public health students.

Previous Experience

References are available upon request.

Fee Range

$3-$5 per page or $30-$40 per hour (one page edited for free as a sample of the quality of my work); $50 per hour for statistical consulting (PayPal available)

Joanna Carey

joannapcarey@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Undergraduates writing college papers • International students/scholars

Qualifications

Master’s level English teacher/tutor (TESOL) with 15 years of experience teaching international students, visiting scholars, medical workers, children and others.

Previous Experience

Durham Technical Community College – professor of ESL and EFL – 2010-
Duke University TESOL and EFL professor for independent projects in English learning with graduate students and visiting scholars.
Cree, Inc. as one-on-one tutor for various employees
Self-employed as private and small group tutor/teacher

Fee Range

$25-$35 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Russell Carstens

rcarstens1@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Typing/transcription • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

Recognized as Top Writer in Monmouth University’s Department of Communication, April 2007

Professional/published writer since 2005

Well-rounded writing portfolio for universities, seminaries, magazines, marketing departments and other fields

Previous Experience

HEARING LIFE – Somerset, NJ
Proofreading Coordinator

WASTER MEDIA GROUP – thewaster.com
Associate Editor

U-ADE/UPTEMPO SPORTS, LLC – Tinton Falls, NJ
Freelance Copy Editor

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE
Freelance Writer

JAMES FRANCKS & JEFF BORKOWSKI– Authors
Freelance Manuscript Editor

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY – Princeton, NJ
In-House Editor/Writer (Interim)
Freelance Writer

References available upon request.

Fee Range

Per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Christopher Catanese

cc.inquiries@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Formatting • Creative/fiction writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

My job is to help you improve your writing, whether it involves drafting cover letters or indexing scholarly monographs. Most of my professional editorial work is with the final stages of dissertations and scholarly writing, but my experience in academic tutoring and other fields (journalism, editing for literary magazines, grant-writing, etc.) means that I’m willing to meet you at whatever writing level, stage of revision, or professional realm you inhabit. Please email me for a consultation to discuss whether a collaboration is right for both parties.

Previous Experience

-Copyediting/Bibliography/Indexing for JHUP
-Duke University Thompson Writing Program
-PhD candidate, Duke University English Department
-Copyediting/Fact-checking, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction
-Editorial staff, The Paris Review; Tin House Magazine
-$10,000+ in grant-writing

Fee Range

$40-60/hr, negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Caroline Connor

ceconnor1@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Typing/transcription • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication

Qualifications

PhD in Pharmacology from Duke University
Technical Writer
Freelance Editor/Consultant

Previous Experience

For nearly a decade I wrote scientific reports for a local contract research firm. For the past decade I have assisted clients (both domestic and foreign) with proofreading, editing, and preparation of manuscripts for publication. I have also worked with medical professionals on grant and fellowship applications. I additionally provide students with writing assistance for graduate school papers.

Fee Range

$50 – $75/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Amanda Barnes Cook

amandabcook@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Formatting • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I hold a PhD in Political Theory from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have substantive expertise in political theory, political science, public policy, women’s studies, feminist theory, and philosophy. I have completed coursework in manuscript editing through the University of Chicago Graham School, gaining mastery in the Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition. I also have experience in MLA and APA styles.

Previous Experience

I have experience editing undergraduate papers as well as article- and book-length academic manuscripts, including dissertations. I am experienced in formatting dissertations and theses to meet the UNC Graduate School’s guidelines.

Fee Range

$30-40/hr, or negotiated project rate

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Antoinette V. Corsentino

durham.editors@gmail.com

Work Preferred

Tutoring • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

University English instructor; former EFL instructor
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Previous Experience

My goal is to assist you in producing your best written work. I’ve been teaching college English composition courses for five years and specialize in assisting students, from high school juniors to international post-doctoral candidates, find their writing voice. My past experience includes an array of writing projects: College entrance essays; conducting research for public health policy papers; dissertations in mechanical engineering; resumes and cover letters. I can help you at any stage in the process, whether it’s formulating a thesis statement to completing final edits on your dissertation.
Testimonial: “Thank you so much for your help on my MPH papers! I couldn’t have done it without you this semester.” T.G.

Fee Range

$30-40/hr. Negotiable for students or large projects.

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Charlene Reese Couch

InkWellNC@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Formatting • Typing/transcription • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers

Qualifications

PhD in Zoology, minor in Biotechnology
MS in Biology
BS in Biology
Local freelance editor available for quick turnaround of your work, from basic proofreading to major editing. I have experience with editing and formatting of theses, dissertations and scientific papers, and I enjoy editing for international students and professionals.

Previous Experience

Over 20 years experience in academic writing, editing, teaching and mentoring at the university level. Specific skills include writing and editing of scientific manuscripts and proposals, term papers and reports, graduate school applications and resumes. Trained in communicating science to a broad audience. References are available upon request.

Fee Range

Negotiable: $25/hour and up, depending on your project requirements

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Sarah H. Cross

sarahhcross@gmail.com

Work Preferred

Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars •

Qualifications

My friendly encouragement will help you gain confidence and creativity as a writer, overcome obstacles to writing, and find fun and freedom in writing. I lead thesis & dissertation writing support groups for graduate students. Individual writers will feel supported and inspired by my feedback on grammar, style, and structure as well as suggestions to develop overall clarity and skill.

Previous Experience

I am a published writer with 10 years of experience coaching graduate students & professors to strengthen their skills and confidence in creative and critical writing. I completed a Master’s degree in Creative Writing & Personal Development in the UK as well as an MA in Gender Studies here in the US. I have taught ESL classes and tutored international students from five continents for five years.

Fee Range

$45-$30, sliding scale

Last Minute Requests?

No

Myra Emerson

myra@emereed.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring

Qualifications

MA in sociology and JD

Previous Experience

20 years’ experience in academic editing, Specialize in ESL editing. Experience in English language tutoring.

Fee Range

$10 per double-spaced page. $25 per hour for in-person tutoring.

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Dr. Julie Fann

juliefann@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

  • Over 10 years of experience teaching writing, oral communication, and literature at UNC-CH
  • Over 20 years of experience as a tutor, editor, and mentor for students of all ages, levels, and interests
  • Five years of experience preparing aspiring teachers to pass the PRAXIS II Subject Assessments, specializing in strategies for unpacking prompts, understanding the criteria for success, planning responses, and writing well in timed scenarios
  • Two years of experience helping college students from underrepresented populations complete research projects and apply successfully to graduate school
  • Experience planning, researching, writing, and revising my own academic thesis and dissertation as well as tutoring others as they wrote on topics ranging from religion to mitochondrial dna
  • Technical writing expertise for businesses and non-profits and experience collaborating with community and campus organizations
  • Over 10 years of experience maintaining websites and creating online learning opportunities
  • Experience teaching students to write resumes and cover letters and to interview effectively
  • Awarded the Erika Lindemann Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

Previous Experience

References are available upon request.

Fee Range

$15-100/hour, Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Rebecca Gomez Farrell

becca@thegourmez.com

Work Preferred

Theses • Dissertations • Research papers • Manuscripts for self-publication • Creative writing • Nonfiction

Qualifications

I am a local freelance editor who specializes in fast turnaround for getting your edited work back to you. I provide a range of services, from simple proofreading to extensive editing that takes into consideration the goals of your work and if every sentence helps you achieve them. I price per page based on the extent of editing that you need.

Previous Experience/References

My experience covers a range of disciplines and document types including research papers, proposals, theses, dissertations, graduate school applications, creative works, and other manuscripts in medicine, nursing, public health, career counseling, music theory, fashion, business, international relations, and literature. References are available upon request.

Fee Range

$2.00-$3.50 per page, $22 per hour for formatting

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, with an added $1/page charge for rush jobs.

Ilene Freedman

babsfree@aol.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Conversational Skills • International students

Qualifications

  • Certificate in ESL Teaching from Duke University and 9 years experience teaching large and small group classes and tutoring individuals.
  • BA – Psychology, Rutgers University MA – Counseling, New York University
  • Extensive, diverse work history which includes not only teaching but counseling and advising individuals from many countries with respect to living and working in the USA.

Previous Experience

  • 8 years experience in large and small classroom settings working with beginning to advanced students for Wake Tech Community College, Literacy Council of Wake County and private employer
  • 6 years private tutoring, working with individuals and 2-3 person groups to improve their English skills as they relate to work assignments, school performance, writing ability or general communication
  • References available upon request

Fee Range

$30-$35 per hour • Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Howard M Fried

cursorsci@gmail.com • (984) 234-2842

Work Preferred

General editing • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars

Qualifications

I am a recently retired UNC Biochemistry Professor and a Certified Editor with the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. For 34+ years I have written, reviewed, and edited grant proposals, research papers, dissertations, meetings abstracts, reports, resumes, etc. I have performed editorial services for a publishing company and a leading scientific editing company. I’ve been awarded numerous grants for research and student training, I have published about 30 research papers, and I have helped a number of colleagues compete successfully for NIH and NSF grants and publish papers in high profile journals. I am primarily interested in improving the writing and content of research papers and grant proposals at the pre-submission stages and in assisting with the planning and development of such documents. I also wish to help undergraduates with, e.g., term papers, and to assist graduate students in preparing dissertations.

Previous Experience

References are available upon request.

Fee Range

$50/Per hour; undergraduates please inquire
Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Cindy Gross

gross.cindy@gmail.com • (319) 290-9433

Work Preferred

General editing • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • The general public

Qualifications

My educational background is in English Literature and Language and Biology

Previous Experience

I have 8 years of experience polishing peer-reviewed research manuscripts, scientific proposals, and graduate dissertations, and I am passionate about producing high-quality, consistent results for my clients. I have been previously Production Specialist at the North American Review and Production Editor at Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press.

Fee Range

$45, Per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Heidi Scott Giusto, Ph.D., CPRW, CEIP

heidi@careerpathwritingsolutions.com • (919)698-6408

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

Heidi Scott Giusto, Ph.D. owns and operates Career Path Writing Solutions. During Giusto’s graduate studies at Duke University, she worked as a writing tutor (more than 1200 sessions) and professional editor. She has extensive experience working with writers for whom English is not their native language, and she specializes in helping with “high stakes” writing, including résumés, cover letters, personal statements, scholarship essays, college application essays, business documents, and web content. She has prior experience working for college admissions and is a certified résumé writer and employment interview professional.

Previous Experience

Please consult my business website, Career Path Writing Solutions (www.careerpathwritingsolutions.com) to review more than 30 detailed testimonials from high school, undergraduate, and graduate students; parents; professionals; business owners; and fiction authors.

Fee Range

$45 – $90/hr; per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Elaine Goh

elainehgoh@gmail.com • (919)437-1197

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Typing/transcription • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

M.A. Applied Linguistics, Monash University, Australia
Certificate in TESOL/TEFL
B.A Health Sciences (Physical Therapy)
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Korean.

Previous Experience

Academic English Program Instructor (Reading and Writing)
English Learning Institute, Chapel Hill

Previously worked as an ESL teacher for over five years in the Republic of Georgia, South Korea and Australia. Experienced in teaching reading, writing and presentation skills in multi-cultural classrooms.

Fee Range

$25 – $35/hr; per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Hadley Hartwell

hadleyhartwell1@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Formatting • Typing/transcription • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I specialize in editing scientific content for ESL writers. I have a master’s degree in biology and extensive experience editing scientific manuscripts and grants. I have worked with Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Dutch and American writers. I can help you get your peer-reviewed manuscripts ready for submission. I also provide simple proofreading for things like scientific abstracts or posters. Big or small, I can help.

Previous Experience

I have helped to publish papers in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cancer Research, DNA Repair, Toxicological Sciences, Chemical Research in Toxicology, American Journal of Pathology, and Environmental Microbiology to name a few. I have helped postdoctoral fellows and faculty write grant proposals. References are available upon request.

Fee Range

$20-$30, Per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Stephanie Holmer

professionaleditingforyou@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars

Qualifications

I have a PhD in Cell Biology, am a published scientist, and have over 2 years of experience as a professional clinical and scientific editor. I specialize in manuscript, theses, dissertations, and academic and professional applications and have extensive experience in working with non-native English speakers.

Previous Experience

I previously worked for a professional scientific editing company as a Quality Control Editor.

Fee Range

$25-$35, Per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fees may appy

Margy Thomas Horton, Ph.D.

margy.tho@gmail.com • (919)797-9170

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • The general public

Qualifications

• earned Ph.D. in English from Baylor University
• taught college courses in academic research/writing and in American literature for 4 years
• published articles in peer-reviewed journals, with another article forthcoming in an edited collection
• worked as a writing consultant to thesis and dissertation writers and as a tutor to undergraduates for over 5 years
• earned top student evaluations for my teaching at Baylor
• named an Outstanding Professor of the Year at Baylor in 2011

Previous Experience

For more about me and my services, check out my website, ScholarShape.com. The Testimonials page includes endorsements from writers to whom I’ve provided consultation services. I’m happy to provide additional references upon request.

Fee Range

Negotiable, $40 per for most projects

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Kathleen Kearns

kathleenkearns4@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Creative/fiction writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars

Qualifications

Eleven years of experience in trade and academic book publishing, including work as a manuscript editor and acquisitions editor at Cornell University Press; MFA in Creative Writing. More details at www.the-book-coach.com/about.html.

Previous Experience

Recently, I have edited the book projects of faculty members at Columbia University, Drexel University, Georgetown University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, University of Pennsylvania, and Virginia Tech. These authors have published or will publish their books with Brookings Institution Press, Cambridge University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Rutgers University Press, and University Press of Florida.

Fee Range

Per project
My clients see professional editing as an investment that will help them achieve their publishing, employment, and promotion goals. The cost varies according to how much input an author needs and how long the manuscript is. Developmental editing for scholarly books of average length and complexity costs about $2000 to $4000; copyediting an average scholarly book costs about $2500 to $4000.

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Derek Keever

derek_keever@hotmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Application essays • International students • Tutoring

Qualifications

  • B.A. in Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina
  • CELTA certificate, Cambridge, UK
  • Teaching Certificate, Seoul, Korea
  • MAT in TESOL

Previous Experience

  • I am currently teaching writing at Durham Technical Community College
  • I have edited research projects and essays for international students.
  • I taught English writing and conversation in Asia (Korea, Japan, and Thailand) for six years.
  • I worked as an editor at a correspondence program in Seoul, Korea

Fee Range

$25-30 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, for an extra fee

Candis LaPrade

candis@frontier.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Formatting • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I am a former college professor and university press editor and have worked with people preparing manuscripts and essays in diverse fields and for a variety of purposes. I have a Ph.D. in English and specialized in American literature and African American literature.

Previous Experience

Literary Studies, Jazz, and Poetry Acquisitions Editor, LSU Press, 2005-2006.
Freelance editor, 2006 to present.
Writing Center Tutor, East Carolina University, Spring Semester 2014.
Lecturer, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007-2012.
Adjunct Instructor, Tulane University, 2005-2006.
Associate Professor of English, Longwood University, 1992-2002.

Fee Range

Negotiable, $30-75/hr

Christine Mojica

christinemojica@mac.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Typing/transcription • Creative/fiction writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

M.A. English
Instructor, Piedmont Community College
Writing Tutor, Student Success Center, Piedmont Community College
Writing Tutor, The Writing Center, SUNY Brockport
Workplace Policy Writer/Interpreter, UNC Health Care

Previous Experience

I have earned a Master in English and have spent the last twenty years teaching and tutoring academic and creative writing. I offer my meticulous editing and proofreading skills as well as my assistance with organization clarity and the development of your written communications.

I am available to work with you via e-mail or video Skype. One-on-one meetings may be arranged.

Fee Range

$25-50 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Kristen Moore

dissformat@gmail.com

Work Preferred

Formatting • Thesis and dissertation writers

Qualifications

I am currently a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at UNC finishing this year. I have expertise formatting dissertations in Microsoft Word according to the UNC Graduate School Guidelines.

Previous Experience

I have formatted my own dissertation as well as 7 other student’s dissertations thus far. These documents were either in the proposal stage, right before they submitted to the graduate school or after receiving formatting flags from the graduate school. I have references from these students upon request.

Fee Range

$30-75/project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Molly Mullin

mollymul@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars

Qualifications

B.A. in history, Wellesley College
PhD in Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
Author of two books and many published articles.

Previous Experience

–20 years’ experience as a college and university professor, lecturer, and published author
–experience working with students and scholars from many different countries
–reviewer of grants submitted to the National Science Foundation and manuscript submissions to many university presses and journals
–judge of college scholarship competitions

Fee Range

Negotiable, $30-40/hr

Barbara Nagler

bnagler@bellsouth.net

Work Preferred

Tutoring • International students/scholars • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

Are you frustrated because you can’t easily send and receive messages in English? With extensive experience serving internationals since 1989, I can help you achieve your personal and professional communication goals. Here and abroad, I’ve taught teacher-trainees, as well as graduate, undergraduate, and K-12 students.

With a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, I’m able to put people at ease and help them understand this culture’s products, perspectives, and practices. I enable students to take responsibility for increasing fluency with cooperative learning activities to negotiate meaning. As a specialist in the English language, I share insights into its meaning, form, and use.

Previous Experience

  • Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business (Durham, NC)
  • NC State University (Raleigh, NC)
  • Durham Technical Comm. College (Durham, NC)
  • Central Carolina Comm. College (Pittsboro, NC)
  • Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey (San Luis Potosi, Mexico)
  • Abdou Moumouni University (Niamey, Niger)

Fee Range

$30-$35 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

No

Wade Ponder

ponderwh@yahoo.com

Work Preferred

General editing• application essay writers• scientific/technical writer• Thesis and dissertation writers

Qualifications

  • BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University
  • Graduate study in Cryogenic Engineering and Nuclear Engineering
  • University professor for five years
  • U.S. representative to the Economic Commission of Europe (ECE)
  • Member, U.S. scientific delegation to Poland and Hungary
  • National finalist in 1971 White House Fellows competition

Previous Experience

  • Forty-five years of writing and editing experience
  • Edited over 18,000 pages in the last five years; awarded top rating by 1066 of 1101 clients
  • Author of 32 publications and two encyclopedia articles
  • Writer, Pollution Control Protocol for Economic Commission of Europe
  • Co-author of a 7-volume chemistry textbook
  • Research engineer and manager at EPA for 36 years

Fee Range

$10 per 300-word page

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Anthony Robbins

aribarra42@gmail.com • 919-240-4439

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Formatting • Creative/fiction writers • Application essay writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

Complete c.v. available upon request .My poetry  is widley published, including On the Tropic of Time( (Lynx House , 1995.  Rept.  U of Eastern Washiington Press, 2006)  The Very Thought of You, U. of Georgia Press, 1998. Rept. 2006)

Currently I am a free-lance editor and researcher for students and professionals in the humanities, education, social sciences, business, and health sciences. I am also an Examiner in World Literature for the International Baccalaureate Programme (Cardiff, Wales and Geneva, Switzerland.)

Education

Louisiana State University (1986-89), Ph.D. in English, minor in Political Philosophy, 1990
Syracuse University (1978-80), M.A. in Creative Writing, 1980
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1972-76), B.A. in English, 1976

Awards

• Fulbright Scholar, Curriculun Design , ESL Composition, and U. S. Literature Caribbean Regional Lecturing Program (Bahamas) 1995-96
• National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship 1992-93
• Panel member, Louisiana Division of the Arts Literature Grant Awards 1992,1993, and 1994
• Louisiana Lieutenant Governor’s Task Force on the Arts, 1993
• Alan Birk Award (for poetry), Syracuse University, 1980. (Awarded by Philip Booth, Hayden Carruth, Ray Carver, and George P. Elliot)

Previous Experience

Complete c. v. available upon request

Fee Range

Negotiable; $20-$30 US/ hourly

Last Minute Requests?

No

Deepa Sanyal

deepasanyal@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Thesis and dissertation writers • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers

Qualifications

MA, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
Ph.D, Instructional Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Previous Experience

Visiting Faculty and Dissertation Supervisor, Crescent School of Architecture, Chennai, India

Planning Consultant and Writer, Triangle, North Carolina, USA

Fee Range

$25-$100 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Amanda Shapiro

aswordmaven@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Application essays • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students

Qualifications

A good editor should have both compassion and vision. I have seven years of experience as a copy editor, tutor, and application consultant. I also have an MFA in Writing from Columbia University, where I taught creative writing. I specialize in working with students on applications for college and graduate school, as well as in editing grant proposals for both students and faculty. I also love editing creative work, general essays, and theses and dissertations in the Humanities and Social Sciences. I’m happy to work with writers at all stages of the writing process.

Previous Experience

Columbia University – Adjunct Creative Writing Professor

Columbia University – MFA in Fiction Writing

Copy editor for Columbia: A Journal

Freelance Copy Editor & Application Consultant

JPREP Tutoring – Application Consultant

Thinking Caps Tutoring – Tutor

Pomona College – BA in Politics

Pomona College Writing Program – Tutor

Fee Range

$35-75 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Jane Shealy

hjshealy@hotmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • The general public

Qualifications

I am a former managing editor of Social Forces, an international sociology journal, and former senior editor of SUCCESS and Working at Home magazines. I have been a freelance editor for more than 10 years, and mainly assist researchers who do not have English as a first language with dissertations, research proposals and journal articles.

Previous Experience

References are available upon request.

Fee Range

$45 per hour/per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes
Catherine Shreve

ResearchLibrarianShreve@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Formatting • Writing for publication • International students/scholars

Qualifications

I offer varying levels of copyediting, including basic, heavy (content), proofreading and formatting. I am also a freelance research assistant who can dig into government documents and primary sources in UNC’s and Duke’s special collections for you.
As a Duke librarian for 19 years, I worked closely with social science researchers, especially in Public Policy and Political Science. By nature and training, I possess the detail-oriented skills to render your writing clear, correct, and effective.
Reasonable, per word rates. ResearchLibrarianShreve@gmail.com

Previous Experience

Academic librarian, Duke University, 19 years.
Served on various editorial boards.
References and c.v. available upon request.

Fee Range

$3.50 – $11.25 per 250 word page; more for web editing

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Heath Sledge

hsledge@gmail.com • (919) 200-0475

Work Preferred

General editing • Formatting • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers

Qualifications

I have ten years of experience working with academic writers at all levels. I earned my Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and have taught writing (including writing for science and business writing) to over five hundred students. I have worked closely for more than three years with authors in STEM fields, including many ESL authors, preparing manuscripts for publication. I can proofread or format your dissertation for submission, give substantive global feedback on early drafts of work in progress, or copy-edit your journal article for language and consistency to any style requirements (including APA, MLA, Chicago, ACS, IEEE, and others).

Previous Experience

Edited more than 50 journal articles, conference papers, and grant applications for researchers in computer science, biology, math education, communication studies, and other fields, specializing in work by non-native speakers. I’ve also edited funded grant applications (for both internal and federal granting agencies), including NSF and NIH grants.

Fee Range

$50/hour and up; larger projects will be quoted; negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Cristina Smith

smithgirl1969@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Typing/transcription • Creative/fiction writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

I have a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC. I worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for 6 years, have done magazine writing and editing and worked as a producer at WUNC for the Story with Dick Gordon. I have been a freelance writer and editor since 2008.

Previous Experience

Clients include:
WUNC, The Story with Dick Gordon, Chapel Hill, NC
Grantmakers for Southern Progress, Durham, NC
Institute for Emerging Issues, Raleigh, NC
The New New South, Chapel Hill, NC
Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing, NY, NY
AICPA, Durham, NC

Please email me for reference contact info: smithgirl1969@gmail.com

Fee Range

$35/hr; per hour, page, project negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Jonathan Susser

josusser@unc.edu

Work Preferred

General editing • Scientific/technical writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication

Qualifications

I earned my PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience from UNC-Chapel Hill. For 4 years, I was a teaching assistant for a writing-intensive research methods course in psychology in which I helped students write and structure scientific reports. For the past 1.5 years, I have written and edited blog articles for UNC’s Science Writing and Communication club and American Journal Experts.

Previous Experience

I am always looking to get new experiences editing and helping others with their work. I have multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and have submitted presentations and papers to various conferences. I’ve become the go-to editor among my friends, giving feedback on manuscripts, grant submissions, and theses.

Fee Range

$20-$30 per hour; negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Alice Terry

bhaktiyogainkwell108@gmail.com • (336) 212-4141

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Formatting • Typing/transcription • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

BAH, MA in English Literature, BEd
* Published creative non-fiction and poetry writer
* Freelance book reviewer and editor
* Educator, 1988 to 2014, in a wide variety of schools and countries
* Co-owner/publisher of a weekly newspaper
* Published columnist for four years
* Curriculum Designer/Instructor, Creative Writing
* Tutoring, teaching, writing, editing and publishing experience, one-on-one, small groups, large classes

Previous Experience

2005-20014 Orange High School English teacher
2004-2005 Inner-city New York middle school ELA teacher
1998-2004 Adult Basic Education in the Canadian prison system, ELL and ELA
1988-1998 El Salvador and Guatemala: private American-model high schools; community college communication skills Master Teacher
Other: Waldorf School teaching experience, one year

Fee Range

$30.00 per hour upward according to the nature of the project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Elizabeth Vincent

elizabeth.L.vincent60@gmail.com • (919) 265-9841

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students

Qualifications

BA in English, University of Notre Dame
MA in East Asian Studies, Yale University
TESOL Certificate, University of California, San Diego

Previous Experience

Dissertation editor
Editor for international center at Tufts University
ESL teacher
Tutor for English portions of ACT and SAT
Writing tutor for middle/high school students

Fee Range

negotiable; depends on length of document and amount of editing needed

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Sean Wellington

seanwellington@yahoo.com • (919) 260-0193

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

Masters in Teaching
New York/NC Certified Secondary

Previous Experience

-10+ years experience, including ESL/EFL, social studies, humanities, public speaking, drama
-Former writer for for business trade magazine in NYC for two years
-Former TESOL teacher trainer

Fee Range

50+ per project; negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Carol Winkelman

cwinkwritingconsult@gmail.com • (919) 428-0780

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

As an undergraduate, I studied English literature and finished the course work for the PhD in English literature at the University of California Irvine. In addition to my courses, I taught writing and literary analysis for four years as a TA and for four additional years as an adjunct. I taught undergraduate courses in literature and writing for eight years at UC Irvine (as T.A., lecturer and Assistant Course Director of Argumentation and Research), for four years at Duke as a lecturer and for two years at UNC as a lecturer in English, technical editing and journalism.
At UC Irvine I developed and taught an upper division course in scientific writing (essays, articles, grants, fiction).

After 1998, I specialized in scientific and medical writing. I taught workshops in grant writing for postdocs, junior faculty and ESL researchers at the National Institutes of Health, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Medical School/Mass General Hospital. Brown University, University of Wisconsin, EPA and other research center

Previous Experience

I have taught writing, literature, medical journalism, and scientific writing to a wide range of students with a variety of writing needs. I have taught writing skills to Spanish, Russian and Chinese speaking high school students, graduate students, post docs and junior faculty. My writing experience includes ten years as a medical journalist and author and ten years as a writing coach for scientists and journalists. I also have coached students abd researchers through the process of writing essays and college and grant applications.

Fee Range

Per hour; Per project; Negotiable
$30-$70

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

John Yewell

johnyewell@gmail.com • (831) 392-7062

Work Preferred

General editing • Creative/fiction writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • Undergraduates writing college papers • The general public

Qualifications

MFA in Creative Writing, San Francisco State University
20 years in journalism as a reporter and editor
Deep experience in other writing-related fields (see below)

Previous Experience

I have a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing (fiction) from San Francisco State. I spent twenty years in journalism as both an editor and reporter, writing everything from magazine-style investigative pieces to book reviews. I have worked as the director of communications for an educational nonprofit and as a technical editor for Japanese engineers. I speak French and German, and can help foreign students make their writing in English sound native-quality. I have edited half a dozen books and written one novel. In short, whatever you’re writing—dissertations, papers, fiction or non-fiction—I can help you make it sing. I’m happy to coach one-on-one, or edit via email. I live in Durham. I conduct private memoir writing classes in Chapel Hill, and co-run a writing retreat program in France, Italy and the Outer Banks called Writeaways.
Contact me at johnyewell@gmail.com, or call (831) 392-7062.

References available upon request.

Fee Range

$50-$75/hour or negotiable by project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes