Kay Robin Alexander

kayrobin@duke.edu

Work Preferred

ESL/International students • Humanities • Social sciences • Theses • Dissertations • Journal articles • Submission preparation (fiction and nonfiction) • Applications • Proposals • Grants • Essays • Position papers • Cover letters • Copyright consultations

Qualifications

I have more than 25 years’ experience with writing and editing journalism, academic projects, marketing/media copy, redaction, poetry, fiction, proposals, grants, articles, and essays. I’ve also taught an undergraduate-level course at Duke and have worked with post-grads and professionals in a wide variety of fields (history, political science, art history, public policy, education, music, fine arts, cultural studies, film, public health, psychology, media studies). My extensive experience in copyright management includes permission gathering, searches, and contract/proposal vetting.

Previous Experience/References

Dr. Rebecca Adams
Associate Provost for Planning and Assessment Professor of Sociology
357 McIver Building
1000 Spring Garden
UNCG PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
e-mail: r_adams@uncg.edu

Andrea Selch
Director, Carolina Wren Press
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
e-mail: carolina@carolinawrenpress.org

Younghan Cho
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International and Area Studies
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
270 Imun-Dong, Dongdaemun-Gu
Seoul 130-791
South Korea
e-mail: cyounghan@hotmail.com

Fee Range

Negotiable: per hour, per page, or per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, with an extra fee

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/References

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 six years, that last three of which were at an Ivy League university, I have taught and tutored academic writing.
For a reference regarding my teaching and coaching evaluations please contact vross@writing.upenn.edu

Fee Range

$50/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Marv Axelrod

maxel36@nc.rr.com

Work Preferred

Tutoring • International students/scholars • The general public

Qualifications

M.A. in Linguistics from Hunter College in New York City

Previous Experience/References

20 years teaching ESL in South Bronx, New York
10 years tutoring ESL in Durham Tech and Duke Continuing Ed.
5 years tutoring students through I-House at Duke
Experience tutoring of English to Israeli students
Experience turoring students for bar/bat mitzvah

Fee Range

$25-30/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Justin Baumann

baumannj@live.unc.edu

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

B.S. Biology and Earth Science (with Honors research distinction) from The Ohio State University

MS Earth Science from The Ohio State University

Senior honors thesis published on OSU’s Knowledge Bank
MS thesis submitted for peer-reviewed publication

Head TA for Geology 101 at OSU for 1 year, and TA for 2 years.

Co-founder of underthecblog (underthecblog.wordpress.com)
I write for the site at least bi-weekly and edit posts by others.

Experience with writing, editing, formatting for friends in all academic backgrounds, but most familiar with science and application essays. I also have experience editing fiction and papers for courses.

I am currently taking a course at UNC on communicating science and would be happy to pass on the tenants of that course to new students (course: ENVR 890.006)

Previous Experience/References

As Head T.A. for Geology 101 at OSU I organized, prepared, and wrote labs for undergraduates. I also taught sections of the lab and coordinated the other TA’s. On several occasions I tutored individual undergraduates on general science terminology and geological concepts.
References: Alyssa Bancroft (ambancroft@gmail.com)
Bill Ausich (ausich.1@osu.edu)

UndertheCblog: I am co-founder and have written many articles for the site in the past year. We are a marine science blog aimed at helping graduate students in our department hone popular science writing skills and generate an individual voice in the sciences. We also hope to inform the public (or at least those who are interested enough to read our blog).
I write my own original pieces for the site often (at least 2 a month) and I have helped edit for other authors on occasion.
Reference: Serena Hackerott (shackero@live.unc.edu)

Previous editing, formatting, and style work:
I have done editing of all kinds for friends and family for years. I often assist with scientific writing and application essays. I have also done a bit of editing and storyboarding on fiction pieces and am always happy to provide feedback on language, usage, style, and even idea development.
Reference: Casey Berger (caseyberger87@gmail.com)

Fee Range

$25-50/hr

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/References

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

$40 per hour (PayPal available)

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Eileen Burton

ESL4Life@ymail.com

www.ESL4Life.com

Work Preferred

  • ESL Tutoring — English conversation, accent reduction, comprehension, and pronunciation. I coach international students at my home and train business professionals in their offices.

Qualifications

  • ESL Tutor, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business: Language Institute and Global Institute, Durham, NC
  • Literacy Coach, The Augustine Project, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Instructor, Garrett College, Life Skills Development Program, McHenry, MD
  • ESL Tutor, Berlitz School of Languages, London, UK
  • Education Degree, St. Mary’s College, University of London, UK

Previous Experience/References

For several years, I taught ESL to visiting students and professionals in London. I have taught international students at Duke University and corporate professionals at RTP (Research Triangle Park). I have been privileged to work with students from many countries, including Brazil, Japan, Korea, China, India, Spain, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. I am always happy to provide academic, business, or individual references upon request.

Fee Range

$35/hour for private lessons in my home. I determine fees for groups and business clients by arrangement.

Last Minute Requests?

yes

Stephen Michael Campbell

stevemcampbell@earthlink.net

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

References:

Dr. Gerardo Heiss, Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Epidemiology. Bank of America Suite 306, 137 East Franklin Street, Campus Box 8050, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4145. (919) 962-3253. gerardo_heiss@unc.edu

Ms. Danielle Malone, Social Research Assistant, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Biostatistics. 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 203, Campus Box 8030, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4145. (919) 966-9516. malone@unc.edu

Mr. Franklyn Gonzalez, Social/Clinical Research Manager, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Biostatistics. 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 203, Campus Box 8030, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4145. (919) 843-6053. Franklyn.Gonzalez@mail.cscc.unc.edu

Dr. Myra Carpenter, Senior Investigator, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Biostatistics. 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 203, Campus Box 8030, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4145. (919) 962-3245. myra_carpenter@unc.edu

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)

Katie Caprino

kcaprino@email.unc.edu

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

  • B.A English, University of Virginia
  • M.A. Education, College of William and Mary
  • M.A. English, Old Dominion University
  • Current Ph.D. student in Education at UNC (Research interests: writing pedagogy, English education)
  • Teach ENGL 105 at UNC

Previous Experience/References

  • Current UNC 105 Instructor
  • Writing and literature at community college, high school, and middle school levels
  • Freelance writer

Fee Range

$30-40 per hour

Rene Caputo

eslconsults@bellsouth.net

Work Preferred

General editing (I do not edit dissertations or theses) • Tutoring • Application essays • international students • SAT essay coaching

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Education, specializing in Teaching ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Writing teacher and tutor since 1998.
  • Certified to teach American Accent Training curriculum

Previous Experience/References

  • Currently teach academic writing to international students at Duke University
  • Facilitate the International Conversation Café group at Duke
  • Tutor MBA students in the summer Language Institute at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Direct the writing component of the program.
  • Taught MBA language classes (HEELS program) in the Kenan-Flagler business school, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Taught various ESL classes for Durham Technical Community College for over 10 years. Received an Excellence in Teaching award there.
  • I have evaluated essays for UNC-Chapel Hill’s admissions department, Duke University’s English for International Students program, and the SAT exam
  • Clients include both native and non-native English speakers/writers

Fee Range

$50 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Not usually

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/References

-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

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/References

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

Clifton Coufal

CliftonJCoufal@lawnet.duke.edu

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

I am an ESL certified instructor.
I have taught in an Intensive English Program at the University level in the areas of reading, grammar, oral presentations and retention and comprehension for two years. I have also taught English overseas to Chinese English teachers in a Chinese government program.
I have a J.D. and an LLM in Int’l law from Duke Law and a MS in Marketing and also studied at Tsinghua University’s IMBA program in Beijing, China.
At Duke, I have tutored several international LLM and Business students in conversational English and with their writings for class.

Previous Experience/References

I am focused on helping international students, specifically Business, Law and Engineering students with presentations, including their thesis, and focus on helping them with their oral and written presentations and preparing them for publication. I can also help students by providing a general information on acclimation to the U.S. and assist with developing their public speaking skillsets.

Fee Range

$40/hr. Negotiable.

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/References

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

Kitty Dalton

english4internationals@mindspring.com

www.english4internationals.com

Work Preferred

Tutoring • International students and professionals

Qualifications

I am an experienced and award-winning English as a second language instructor and private tutor. I have worked with MBAs, international teaching assistants, visiting scholars, graduate students and their spouses. I currently work with international MBA students as an ESL specialist at the Duke University School of Business and maintain a private tutoring practice. I received my ESL teaching certificate from Duke University and am certified in the American Accent Training curriculum. I also have a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree. I really enjoy getting to know and working with international people

Previous Experience/References

I have been a private English as a second language tutor since 2000 and was an ESL instructor at Durham Technical Community College for five years. I have also been an ESL trainer for corporate clients. My students are from Korea, Japan, Latin America, China, India and many other countries. Most of the students I tutor have been referred by other students and I’d be happy to provide you with references.

Fee Range

$50 per hour *(less for online tutoring)

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Brenda Ellison

4ellison@gmail.com

Work Preferred

Tutoring • General editing

Qualifications

I have an Interdisciplinary degree in English and Education. This degree has allowed me to teach writing on the undergraduate level for several years. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in teaching public speaking and drama. Therefore, I can help students with speaking in public. I have taught for many years and enjoy tutoring.

Previous Experience/References

I have been a conversation partner for many internationals. I have taught English in Ukraine during week-long trips there.

Fee Range

$35-40 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

No

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

  • Ask Susan Irons about my experience teaching and tutoring para-professionals in PRAXIS II Bootcamps and about my reputation as an excellent teacher in UNC’s Department of English and Comp. Lit: susan_irons@unc.edu
  • Ask Rosa Perelmuter about my experience as the Writing Coordinator for the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, where I taught and tutored bright minority students aspiring to become academics: rpperelm@email.unc.edu
  • Ask Rachel Willis or Zaqi Huq about the quality of my editing services: rachel.willis@unc.edu and huqincarolina@hotmail.com (respectively)
  • Ask Marty Davidson or Elisabeth Ulrich (two of my recent undergraduate students) about my teaching and mentoring: mdavids@live.unc.edu and eulrich@live.unc.edu

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/References

  • ” 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

Lawrence Giffin

lawrence.copyeditor@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Typing/transcription • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • The general public

Qualifications

I have seven years of experience proofreading and copy editing written work, including college term papers, scientific journal articles, magazine copy, creative work, and dissertations. I am well versed in APA, MLA, AP, and Chicago styles.

Previous Experience/References

Proofreader: Nature Publishing Group, 2009-2011
Copy editor: Fast Company magazine, Inc. magazine, 2007-2009
First-year writing instructor: University of Hartford and Elms College, 2004-2007
B.A. English/Philosophy, FSU
M.F.A. Creative Writing, UMass
M.L.S. Archival Science, CUNY
Proofreading: 10 pp/hr @ $2/page
Copy editing: 5 pp/hr @ $6/page

Fee Range

$20-$30 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Julia Green

julia@gravityprep.com • (919) 964-1185

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

I hold degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and have 15 years of broad editorial experience as well as extensive teaching experience. I have helped high school students write college entrance essays, taught college students how to craft a coherent argument, proofread book-length fiction and non-fiction manuscripts, and used my incredible eye for detail to catch the tiniest of errors in every kind of writing. I can help you with:
–undergraduate writing assignments
–proofreading of dissertations, scholarly articles, graduate-level academic work, and book manuscripts
–substantive editing of any piece of writing
–applications to college or graduate school
–expert advice on samples for creative writing programs
–learning how to be a more confident and capable writer

Previous Experience/References

Publications & companies I’ve worked for:
–The Chronicle of Philanthropy
–Blue Ridge Outdoors
–Maxim Magazine
–Parenting Magazine
–W.W. Norton & Co.
–ACT, Inc.
–and many more.
Every writer, applicant, student and author I’ve worked with has expressed gratitude for my thoughtful input and careful editing.

Fee Range

All fees are flexible & I will give you a binding quote before any work or tutoring begins. Hourly rates can range from $20-40, depending on the project.

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Melissa Hofpar

melissa@composedsuccess.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

- BA in English / Mass Communications
- MA in English (emphasis in Technical Communication)
- Writing instructor at Wake Technical Community College for 7 semesters
- ESL tutor for professionals (written and spoken English)

Previous Experience/References

- Edit book manuscripts, white papers, web content and marketing copy
- Have extensive experience reading and editing technical, medical, and scientific terminology
- Act as judge in annual competition held by Society for Technical Communication
- Have authored help documentation
- Have written, edited and analyzed software and product requirements

Fee Range

Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

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/References

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

Holly Hough

hhclear@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Typing/transcription • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Undergraduates writing college papers • The general public

Qualifications

BA in Business Administration, and both MS and PhD in Exercise Physiology.  Have taught undergraduate courses in the health sciences and various seminars in the medicine/health care arena.

Previous Experience/References

I have 10+ years’ experience in academic administration, and have written and edited marketing materials, proposals, strategic plans, research papers, and articles.  Am currently writing my first book, and have published magazine articles and reports.  Also available to type dissertations, theses, manuscripts, and books.

Fee Range

$25-$35 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Patrick Inman

patinman@earthlink.net • 919-923-6871

Work Preferred

General Editing • International Students • Scientific Writing • Technical Writing • Theses and Dissertations • Tutoring • Writing for Publication

Qualifications

My training is in history, and like most historians, I have learned to borrow from many different fields, including economics and statistics, and to write about technical subjects both accurately and in a way the general reader can understand. I have been helping others write for over 25 years in business and non-profit organizations as well as in academia. I earned my B.A. in Latin American history at Bowdoin, a certificate in Computer Science at NCSU, and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies at Duke. I was a graduate student in history at UNC-CH until illness forced me to leave and financial circumstances made me put my studies on hold. I make my living as an editor, writer, and project consultant.

Previous Experience/References

  • Nonfiction editor and writing coach: I have helped scholars plan, draft, revise, polish, submit, and market books, book chapters, refereed journal articles, conference papers, grant proposals, Master’s theses, and dissertations.
  • Editor for collaborative writing projects: I have guided multi-author writing projects from start (or stuck) to finish. I correspond with contributors, sponsors, and publishers; meet deadlines; cross-check facts; harmonize styles to craft coherent narratives that preserve distinct voices and perspectives; find and resolve problems; manage submissions, revisions, edits, and finishing; and coordinate all aspects of production with the publisher.
  • Project manager and consultant: I have coached writers and researchers on project management, that is, to clarify goals; assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and obstacles; determine costs and requirements; budget; schedule; collaborate with stakeholders and experts; and adapt plans to changing circumstances. (I have led projects for businesses, government agencies, and non-profits.)
  • Is English a second language? I often collaborate with foreign scholars. I have helped authors from China, Estonia, Ethiopia, Hungary, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Tibet, Venezuela, and the Ukraine publish in English. (Se habla español. Ich spreche Deutsch.)

Selected recent accomplishments:

  • Edited Francine Netter Roberson’s biography of the artist central to twentieth-century medical education, Frank Netter, M.D. (Quinnipiac: forthcoming).
  • Coordinated international collaboration for Peacock, Thornton, and Inman, Identity Matters: Ethnic and Sectarian Conflict (Berghahn Books: 2007).
  • Articles I edited appeared in peer-reviewed economics, health policy, and public health journals.

References and examples of my work are available on request.

Fee Range

Negotiable by project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, when I have time available.

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/References

  • 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

Roni Klass

roni@klass-tutor.com • 919-367-6167

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Thesis and Dissertation Writers • Writing for Publication • International Students and Scholars • Undergraduate Student Papers • High School Students • General Public

Qualifications

PhD in Rhetoric and Linguistics, Master’s in TESOL, Bachelor’s in English/French Minor, Certified in MBTI, Editing experience: student papers, dissertations, theses, books (The Naked Truth about Publisher’s Clearing House), book chapters, online articles, APA and MLA knowledgeable.

Previous Experience/References

I tutor students at Wake Technical Community College. Previous experience includes: tutoring student athletes at NCSU, after school tutoring to elementary students through Shaw University, private tutoring at several private tutoring concerns, teaching the SAT, Freshman Composition, Developmental Writing, ESL Writing V, for in Miami, Florida.

Fee Range

$30-40 per hour • ~$8/page for 250-300 word page

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, extra fee may apply

John Manuel

john.manuel@frontier.com

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

B.A. Anthropology, Yale University
MRP, School of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Previous Experience/References

Freelance writer/editor for 20 years, author of 2 books and more than 100 articles (contact booker@niehs.nih.gov)
Writing Instructor, Duke Center for Documentary Studies (contact awalton@duke.edu)
Editor, Waste Reduction Partners (contact terry.albrecht@ncdenr.gov)
Writing instructor, Duke Young Writer’s Camp
Reporter, Leader Magazine

Fee Range

$60-75 per hour • Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

TD Matheny

theny2003@yahoo.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Application essays • Scientific writing • Theses and dissertations • Writing for publication

Qualifications

Doctorate in Biological Anthropology. Joint program between UNC and Duke. Twenty years’ experience in teaching biological science at college level.

Previous Experience/References

In addition to PhD in Biological Anthropology, I’ve taught all manner of biology and anthropology courses at the college level for over twenty years. Very strong academic background in science methodology, critical thinking and writing across the curriculum. Academic expertise: evolutionary biology.

Fee Range

$25-35 per hour • Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, with an extra fee

Christine Mojica

christinemojica@mac.com

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

• M.A. in English, SUNY Brockport
• B.A.in English, SUNY Brockport
• B.S. in Administration of Justice, UNC-Chapel Hill
• Trained as an ESL tutor through Orange County Literacy Council

Previous Experience/References

• Fifteen years combined experience as a writing consultant at both Piedmont Community College (PCC) and SUNY Brockport
• Currently an adjunct professor of Writing, English Literature, American Women’s Studies, and World Literature
• Developed and instructed Creative Writing Camps for middle and high school students
• Former copy editor for academic writing journal at PCC

Fee Range

Per hour, $30-40/hr

Last Minute Requests?

No

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/References

–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/References

  • 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

Bob Pleasants

bob.pleasants@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • International students • Working with ESL students • Application essays • Dissertations/theses • Writing for publication

Qualifications

I have a BA in English and a Master’s in Teaching English. In addition to working as a Writing Tutor at the UNC Writing Center, I’ve taught high school English and composition. I have more than seven years of experience tutoring writers and working as an editor. I also have a Ph.D. in Education.

Previous Experience/References

My previous editing work has included work with ESL writers, professional writing, preparing articles for publication (journal articles and book chapters), novels, and application essays for graduate schools.

Fee Range

$30-35 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, with an extra fee

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/References

  • 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
  • Dr. Nancy Adams, nhadams64@gmail.com
  • Dr. Ross Leadbetter, mrl@email.unc.edu
  • Dr. Marc Menetrez, marcmenetrez@msn.com
  • Mr. Frank Princiotta, Director, AEERL/EPA, princiotta.frank@epa.gov

Fee Range

$10 per 300-word page

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Anthony Robbins

aribarra42@gmail.com • 919-240-4439

www.andyrobbinspoetry.com

Work Preferred

General editing and proofreading in all disciplines • International students • Application materials • White papers • Theses and dissertations • Writing for publication • Health Sciences (especially Nursing).

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Twentieth-Century American Literature, Minor in Political Philosophy. Louisiana State University (1990) • M.A. Creative Writing. Syracuse University (1980) • B. A. English. University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill (1976)

Editing, et cetera: December 2008 – August 2011 (A brief, selected list, continued and expanded on C. V. page of web site)

  • Editing a doctoral thesis on Ford Motor Company’s post-1986 campaign to gain market shares in Saudi Arabia for Saudi Scholar at the University of Liverpool • Editing a master’s thesis on tropes in contemporary “In-yer-face” British theatre • Edited a paper for Harvard International Affairs doctoral candidate • Edited a M. S. N. thesis for examining high-fidelity simulation as training for nurses in transition from the classroom to practice • Edited essay on educational measurement techniques for an Endowed UNC Distinguished Professor (the editor of the volume, not of the paper). The contributed book will be published by Routledge. • Edited a series of papers (allo-static stress loads and low birth-weight among African-American mothers and children, wound-vac techniques, high-fiber diet, incident reports etc.) for R.N. candidate • Edited a dissertation proposal in epidemiology (the effects of life-long socioeconomic status on heart attacks — blacks compared to whites) for a Chinese pediatric cardiologist • Edited a paper by a U. of Maryland Sociology Department member on the racial demographic distribution of households in major MSA’s and the maintenance of racial identity among black students in special math and science high schools • Edited a doctoral dissertation about prisoner re-entry in NY for a State of New York Division of Parole officer • Edited a Ph. D. dissertation on the racial history of Hartford, Connecticut, focused on school desegregation cases • Please see C.V. page on web site.

Previous Experience/References

  • Professor of English, 2004-5, Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo, Guayaquil, Ecuador. UCP.
  • Professor (GS-12, Civilian), Programs for Afloat College Education. U.S. Navy, Atlantic Fleet, world-wide. College Program administered by Central Texas College. (By assignment, 1998-2007)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2000-01, Department of English, East Carolina University
  • Assistant Professor, 1990-97, Department of English, Northeast Louisiana University.
  • Fulbright Scholar, 1995-96, Humanities Division, College of the Bahamas .

Fee Range

$20 – $35 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes (with reasonable deadline, for extra fee)

Fran Salman

fransalman@gmail.com

Work Preferred

Copyediting • Manuscripts submitted/accepted for publication • Theses and dissertations

Qualifications

My knowledge is founded on studies in English and Linguistics at undergraduate and graduate programs at prominent universities, recent courses in copyediting, work experience, and continuous learning through professional development and member associations. I have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure, grammar, punctuation, and syntax of English. I am proficient in several style manuals, including APA’s Publication Manual (6th ed.), The Chicago Manual of Style, and AMA Manual of Style. I maintain meticulous attention to detail.

Previous Experience/References

  • Manuscripts accepted for publication in the Journal of the Society of Social Work and Research.
  • Tenure packets for UNC School of Dentistry
  • Theses, using A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations
  • Scholarly journals for American Psychological Association. Collaborated in preparing APA style book.
  • Translated annual reports for the Chilean Stock Exchange, from Spanish to English, working with industry-specific terminology and language.

Fee Range

varying

Last Minute Requests?

No

Jason Santoro

jbsantoro@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Typing/transcription • International students/scholars • The general public

Qualifications

I have 13 years of experience as an English language teacher and a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Previous Experience/References

I have taught all areas and levels of ESL in IEP (Intensive English Programs) and community college programs in the USA as well as in Mexico. I also have experience as a Spanish-English translator and interpreter.

Fee Range

$15-20 per hour; Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Sam Schuth

sam.schuth@gmail.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

M.A. degree in Comparative and Transnational History from the College of William and Mary.

University Honors with honors in History from UNCW.

College Reading and Learning Association certified tutor.

Previous Experience/References

I have two years of experience working as a writing tutor at UNCW. During this time, I taught academic writing and researching to traditional and non-traditional students in a variety of settings, including classrooms, small groups, individually, and online.

Although I have experience working with students on their English (MLA) and scientific (APA) assignments, I specialize in historical research and writing projects.

Fee Range

$20 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

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/References

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

Elizabeth Shestak

eshestak@mac.com

Work Preferred

Creative writing • General editing • Tutoring • International students • Application essays • Formatting • Scientific writing • Technical writing • Theses and dissertations • Writing for publication • Typing/transcription

Qualifications

With degrees in Creative Writing and International Affairs from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a Masters of Journalism from the University of Maryland, I am experienced in writing and editing fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, grants, poetry and business documents. As a self-employed writer and editor, I am able to accommodate people’s schedules. I enjoy the process of both coaching and editing, and am happy to be as hands-on, or off, as the client wishes.

Previous Experience/References

  • Personal assistant to Frances Mayes, author of “Under the Tuscan Sun;” have done editing and organizational work for her, francesmayes@mac.com
  • Grant editing for Maki Asano, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Tumor Microenvironment Program, The OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Molecular Cellular Biochemistry
  • College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Biological Science, Ohio State University, 614-688-4164, maki.asano@osumc.edu
  • Erin Morgan – practicing lawyer in the State of California, have assisted her with various resume and cover letter edits, ms.erinmorgan@gmail.com
  • Ashley King, PhD – edited and formatted applications and test results regarding her national certification as a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology, ashleykingphd@mac.com
  • ESL tutoring to a range of professionals and students, meeting both in person and using internet resources such as Skype, focusing on both verbal and written skill sets. ESL-specific references available upon request.

Fee Range

$30-45 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Christine Shia

crshia@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Creative/fiction writers • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers

Qualifications

Ten-year UNC employee and former journalist with an MFA in Creative Writing, MA in Journalism and Mass Communication. Strong skills in marketing and advertising. Experience editing theses, academic publications, medical articles, books, legislative documents and creative work. I seek to gently and positively help writers capitalize on their strong points, gain clarity and focus, and understand their work’s potential impact to its audience.

Previous Experience/References

Resume and references available upon request.
I am a research associate in academia who is a former journalist for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Raleigh News & Observer. Worked as a Communications Specialist for UNC for 6 years, with a total of ten years at the university. Before that, worked for a small advertising agency. I’ve copy edited for Oxford University Press and have experience editing student theses.

Fee Range

Negotiable: $20/hr for student papers; $30 – 45/hr professional, depending on technicality

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/References

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

Theresa Stone

tstone@email.unc.edu

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • International students

Qualifications

B.A. in International Studies, minor in Italian from UNC-CH, 2006
M.Ed. in Global Education Policy, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 2011
TESOL certification, 2011
Department Manager for UNC Philosophy 2008-2012

Previous Experience/References

Study Abroad experience in Florence, Italy, 2006: experience as freelance ESL instructor completed ESOL tutor training with the Orange County Literacy Council Aug. 2012
ESOL tutor and citizenship test tutor for UNC staff  with the OCLC, beginning Oct 2012

Fee Range

$15 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Jennifer E. Sykes

jesyke@unc.edu

Work Preferred

I prefer to work with students who are struggling to write papers for the social sciences or hard sciences, whether they are native English speakers or not.

Qualifications

I have previously worked as a copy editor at a newspaper, worked on grant-writing for myself and other companies. My dissertation research involves natural language processing, or programming computers to make sense of the content and context of the written word. This specific line of research has re-introduced me to rhetoric and linguistics work, which has helped me improve my writing and editing other’s writing.

Previous Experience/References

I have training in copy editing, rhetoric, and am self-taught with linguistics. I have previously worked as a copy editor at a newspaper. I routinely check other people’s writing, both in an academic context and for professional opportunities. I have written training materials for people at a multi-national corporation so I am aware of the constraints of writing clearly and effectively for diverse audiences. In my corporate and academic lives I have studied a number of different subjects so I am familiar with the basic substance of a large number of subjects.

Fee Range

For editing and critiquing of papers I ask for $20 an hour for review. This averages to about one hour to review a 5 page paper and add in grammatical corrections and explanations as to why the grammar needs fixing. It also covers corrections on unclear language and providing educational examples for how to improve future writing.

Last Minute Requests?

I can accept requests 24 hours in advance for 3-page (or less) paper reviews, but anything longer than that requires 72 hours notice.

Silvia Villar

Sv58@duke.edu

Work Preferred

Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • International students/scholars • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

Ph d in Teaching Languages, and Literatures, M. S. In Creative Writing. Translator, Proofreader, composition Tutor, published Writer, and Spanish, ESOL College, and High School Instructor. 10 years of experience teaching, and 7 in Random House writing, translating, and proof reading fiction and non fiction Literature. I love to work with either language, English or Spanish.

Previous Experience/References

Duke University. Alma Coefman
Random House-Mondadori, Alfonso Bolado.

Fee Range

$40-60 per hour; per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Elizabeth Vincent

academic.editing.ch@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Thesis and dissertation writers • International students/scholars

Qualifications

BA, English, summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame
MA, East Asian Studies, Yale University
TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Certificate, University of California San Diego

Previous Experience/References

Editor, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, Boston
ESL teacher, overseas and in US (Japan, Malaysia, Boston, San Diego)
Editing of dissertations, various clients

Fee Range

$45 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Dana Watson

dana@invisibleedits.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

  • MA – TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Michigan State Univ.
  • BA – Spanish, with a concentration on Latin American studies, Grinnell College

Previous Experience/References

I am a former ESL teacher who has worked in the US, Japan, and China, at both the high school and college level. Additionally, I have experience editing and proofreading papers intended for journal publication. My background in the liberal arts gives me a wide and varied field of interest, and familiarity with a number of different writing styles.

Fee Range

$30-$50 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, with an extra fee

Sean Wellington

seanwellington@yahoo.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Creative writing • Scientific/technical writers • Application essay writers • Theses and dissertations • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • The general public

Qualifications

MANAGEMENT

Teacher Trainer, ESL, 2011

• Duke University, Durham, NC

• Oxford Seminars, Chapel Hill, NC

Academic Director, ESL, Summer 2010

• LAL Summer Youth Program, Boca Raton, FL

Orphanage School Coordinator, September 2009 – June 2010

• Hope Foundation, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

 

TEACHING

Adjunct Instructor of ESL, September 2008 – present

• Durham Tech Community College, OCC, Hillsborough, NC

• CUNY York, Language Immersion Program, Queens, NY

• Columbia University, ALP, New York, NY

• New York University, ALI, New York, NY

Teacher of ESL, September 2006 – August 2008

• Kaplan Educational Center, New York, NY

Teacher of Secondary Social Studies & Humanities, September 2002 – August 2006

• The New York City Department of Education, New York, NY

Head English Teacher, August 1996 – August 1998

• Kokusai Gaigo Center, Tokyo, Japan

MEDIA

Talk Show Producer/Host, 2011

• WCOM FM, “Talk of Hope,” Carrboro, NC

Writer/Reporter, September 2000 – August 2002

• Commercial Property News, New York, NY

Editor, September 1998 – August 2000

• Architectural Record, New York

Previous Experience/References

  1. JoAnn Molnar, Director of English for Special Purposes, Center for the Global Learner, Durham Technical Community College, 919-536-7221/molnarj@durhamtech.edu
  2. Apryl Blakeney,(my former)  student, Oxford Teacher Trainer Seminar, aprylblakeney@yahoo.com

Fee Range

Per project; Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

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/References

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:
Prof. Peter Orner, San Francisco State University, (415) 338-3082, peterorner@gmail.com
Prof. Maxine Chernoff, chair, Creative Writing Dept., San Francisco State University, (415) 338-2019, maxinechernoff@hotmail.com
Lynn Stegner, writer, instructor at Stanford Continuing Education, (415) 525-3798, lynn.stegner@gmail.com
Mary Paynter Sherwin, writer, (206) 992-3938, marypsherwin@hotmail.com
Burl Gilyard, journalist, (612) 824-2714, gilyard@earthlink.com
Prof. Katie Crouch, San Francisco State University, (415) 624-7160, katiecrouch@me.com
Marilynn Gustafson, trustee, Monterey Peninsula College District, 831-373-5307, marilynngustafson@sbcglobal.net

Fee Range

$50-$75/hour or negotiable by project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes