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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

Negotiable
$10-$15/hr

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/hr, 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

Negotiable
$30-$50/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Emily Bowles

emilybowlesedits@gmail.com
https://www.emilybowlesedits.com

Work Preferred

General editing • 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 bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College (art history, cum laude) and master’s degrees from UCLA (art history) and Hunter College, City University of New York (secondary education, social studies). I have successfully completed editing projects for art museums, international magazines, newspapers, several non-profits, a private K-12 school, and graduate students in various fields. I am a member of the American Copy Editors Society and regularly attend conferences and webinars in the field.

Previous Experience

I have over 20 years of experience editing academic papers, articles, books, dissertations, press releases, and websites. My most recent work has also included application essays for jobs, graduate school, fellowships, and scholarships. Testimonials are available on my website.

Fee Range

Negotiable
$30-$50/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Ken Brooks

ken@joymaker.me

Work Preferred

Tutoring

Qualifications

A B.A. in physics with a minor in chemistry have prepared me well to understand the hard sciences. The physics degree required math up to the level of calculus and partial differential equations, so I am also well-equipped to tutor in math subjects. I followed that with a PhD in computer science, and have largely worked in software design ever since. As a sideline I have also taught at the middle and high school levels from time to time, including programming, physics, biology, and 3D design. People tell me that I am a very good explainer.

So why am I even doing this? I am a consultant between gigs, and I enjoy being around and working with young adults. A refreshing change of pace.

Previous Experience

I have taught physics and computer science at the high school level on several occasions. I have taught introductory coding classes out of my home to the homeschool community on numerous occasions.

Fee Range

$40/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Mary K. Brown

maryksbrown@gmail.com
www.editingservices.biz

Work Preferred

General editing • International students and faculty

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 the 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, etc. I have worked extensively with Chinese and Korean civil engineers, academics in the fields of science and medicine, philosophy, economics, and the humanities, and professionals in business and state government. I have edited documents in English for academics from Germany, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Korea. My editing experience is varied and extends from humanities, education, and social sciences to engineering and science, including the medical, nursing, and pharmaceutical fields.

Fee Range

$50/hr (PayPal available)

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Alexandra Brozena

advancedenglishediting@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • 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

Negotiable
$40-60/hr

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/hr (one page edited for free as a sample of the quality of my work); $50/hr for statistical consulting (PayPal available)

Rene Caputo

rene4consults@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Application essays • Writing for publication • Thesis and dissertation writers • International students/scholars • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

Rene D. Caputo (M.Ed.) has taught writing courses at college and universities for over 20 years, also serving as a writing tutor and editor for much of that time. She has extensive experience working with multilingual clients who want to improve their writing in English and specializes in helping them strengthen their message and its impact. Through editing and tutoring, Rene supports writers with personal statements, teaching statements, cover letters, dissertations, and application essays.

Previous Experience

  • Master’s in Education, Teaching ESOL/ESL
  • Supporting writers through teaching, tutoring, and editing writing for over 20 years
  • UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate admissions reader
  • Business writing workshop instructor at Fuqua School of Business

Fee Range

$45-80/hr; per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

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/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Christopher Catanese

cc.inquiries@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • 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

Negotiable
$40-60/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Joanna Chang

jc578@duke.edu

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • 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

PhD in musicology, Duke University (Summer 2022)

Previous Experience

Graduate Consultant, Thompson Writing Center, Duke University (Fall 2021- Spring 2022)
Editing Freelancer (Spring 2008 – present)

Fee Range

Per hour; Per page; Per project; Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Caroline Connor

ceceditor@gmail.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

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

Previous Experience

I have more than 15 years of experience and have published articles in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in textbooks. Since 2002, I have written scientific reports for a local contract research firm and assisted clients (both domestic and foreign) with editing, proofreading, and preparation of manuscripts for publication. With an advanced degree in the biological sciences, I can comprehend and edit papers from a wide range of disciplines. I have provided editing expertise to medical and research professionals on grant and fellowship applications. I can also assist undergraduate and graduate students with papers and theses.

Fee Range

$50-$75/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

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

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

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

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/hr for in-person tutoring

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

David C. Francis, Jr.

davidcf@email.unc.edu

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

MBA, UNC-Chapel Hill
MALS, Georgetown University
BA, University of Chicago

Previous Experience

Adjunct Professor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media
Senior Writer, Foreign Policy magazine
Richard Holbrooke Journalist in Resident, European Council on Foreign Relations

Fee Range

$25-$75 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 Certified Editor with the Board of Editors in Life Sciences and a recently retired UNC Professor of Biochemistry. For 40+ years, I have written, reviewed, and edited all types of documents in the life sciences and unrelated fields. I have also performed editorial services for my department, a publishing company, and a leading professional scientific editing company. My service is comprehensive, covering grammar, punctuation, word usage, syntax, clarity, consistency, organization, logical flow, and figures, graphs, and tables. I am interested primarily in improving the writing and content of research papers and grant proposals. I am also available to assist undergraduate students, especially ESL/International students, with term papers and reports, and to assist graduate students with dissertations and theses.

Previous Experience

References are available upon request.

Fee Range

$50/hr; graduate and undergraduate students please inquire
Negotiable

Last Minute Requests?

No

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

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

Work Preferred

General editing • 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

Kelly Goyette

kelly.louise.goyette@gmail.com

Work Preferred

Creative/fiction writers • 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 a writing specialist with nearly 20 years’ experience, I proudly bust the myth that only “bad” writers seek the kind of help I offer. My clients occupy a broad spectrum of confidence and ability. I work with published authors, medical school applicants, PhD students learning English who need to publish complex research in STEM journals, high school students– and anyone in between! But all my clients accept one simple truth: good writing doesn’t happen in isolation. I work WITH my clients as an advocate to teach them new writing strategies, dismantle creative blocks, copyedit grammar, or provide highly tailored feedback as an expert outside reader. My approach builds mastery and amplifies clients’ voices while protecting their authorship and promoting a sustainable writing practice.

Previous Experience

In the past 5 years alone, I’ve logged over 2000 hours in 1:1 consultations. As an adjunct faculty member at a prestigious local university’s nationally-recognized writing program, I participated in rigorous pedagogical training, taught undergraduate workshops and classes, and supervised graduate student writing consultants. I meet with clients in person in Chapel Hill and Durham, and also offer online meetings via live Google Drive sessions, Skype, and Google Hangouts. I offer flat-rate contracts for writers on a strict budget and a sliding scale for those in low-income situations.

Fee Range

$50-70/hr; per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Wendy Graber

wendyjgraber@gmail.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Creative/fiction writers • 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 a M.S. degree in earth science from Duke.

Previous Experience

I returned to Duke as a science writer/editor in 2007 and have edited blog posts for general audiences, reworked thesis projects into case studies, edited NRC reports, short stories, essays, etc. I edited my first full length manuscript in 2020 for a Duke faculty member. The book was published by Springer and is used to teach the principles of entrepreneurship.

Fee Range

$35-55/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Julia Green

julia@juliafgreen.com

Work Preferred

General editing • Tutoring • Creative/fiction writers • Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • The general public

Qualifications

I hold a B.A. from Columbia University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, with over 15 years of experience editing and coaching. I have helped people write dissertations, novels, memoirs, application essays, research papers, blog posts, and more. My aim is to help you achieve your writing goal and give you tools to be successful on future writing projects.

Previous Experience

I have worked for newspapers and magazines as well as with many individuals pursuing a wide variety of writing projects. I regularly edit book-length manuscripts on diverse topics, using my skills to emulate a writer’s voice and message. I can help you accomplish whatever your writing goal may be, providing technical advice and editorial expertise to get you to a polished, final project.

Fee Range

$50-80/hr

Last Minute Requests?

No

Shelli Gustafson

jexeditink@gmail.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

“I have a bachelor’s in cultural anthropology, a master’s in theological studies from the Harvard Divinity School with a focus on medical ethics and world religions, and a certificate in copyediting from UC San Diego. I have worked with scholars in education, religious studies, bioethics, African American studies, and anthropology to polish dissertations, journal articles, and scholarly monographs. I am proficient in APA, Chicago, and SBL styles and familiar with AP and MLA. I providing copyediting, proofreading, and developmental editing services.

I have also helped several authors polish their creative writing in memoirs, historical fiction, science fiction, and personal development.”

Previous Experience

Please visit my website at https://jexeditink.com/ and view a number of testimonials from satisfied customers.

Fee Range

Negotiable
$40 – $45 per hour

Last Minute Requests?

No

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

$30-$40/hr

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/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fees 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/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes, for an extra fee

Nancy Mamlin

apadr.nancy@gmail.com

nancymamlin.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

I hold a PhD in special education, and have numerous publications, book chapters, and one book that I have authored over the past 25 years. As an instructor of both graduate and undergraduate students, I have assisted them in becoming better writers by my extensive, thorough feedback. I am an expert in APA style. I can work with you on the details of APA formatting, as well as word choice, syntax, grammar, and other such issues. I can work with individuals who are not accustomed to writing in English, or who are not accustomed to academic writing.

Previous Experience

I have served as a reviewer for numerous academic journals. I have 25 years experience in higher education, and have 10 years of teaching experience in middle/high schools prior to that. I have been a part of research teams who focus on how to help young writers develop. I have edited theses and dissertations for numerous universities and will work with you and the guidelines you need to follow. I can work with APA 6 or APA 7.

Fee Range

$10-$15 per page

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Kati McArdle

kati.mcardle@outlook.com

Work Preferred

Application essay writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • International students/scholars • The general public

Qualifications

Michigan State University: BA Professional Writing; BS Environmental Studies & Agriscience
North Carolina State University: MS Natural Resources

I’m also a published author myself, and have written peer-reviewed articles on the Gullah-Geechee community as well as on coastal state parks in North Carolina, among other research publications.

Please see my portfolio website for links and more detailed background.

Previous Experience

“While completing my graduate work at NC State, I worked for several semesters as a Writing Consultant at the Academic Success Center. There, I worked one-on-one with graduate students from a variety of disciplines to edit academic and professional materials.

Over the course of my experiences over the years, I’ve also been enlisted by friends/colleagues/fellow students to help edit and revise a variety of written materials, including scholarly articles for submission to journals, personal statements for graduate school applications, and thesis/dissertation content.

Currently, I work in grants and donor communications at a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization.”

Fee Range

Negotiable
$25/hr

Last Minute Requests?

No

Daniel M. McCarthy

daniel.j.mccarthy91@gmail.com

Work Preferred

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 currently an instructor at Duke in the English for International students (EIS) program. At EIS, I teach Academic Writing, Oral Communication, and Academic Presentations to graduate and PhD students that require further English language support. Before beginning work at Duke in Fall 2017, I worked as an ESL and writing teacher at Massachusetts International Academy with students who aimed to begin their undergraduate or graduate studies in the UMASS system. Additionally, I worked as a writing tutor both as an undergraduate (University of Oregon) and in graduate school (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey). I have a BA in Linguistics from the University of Oregon and an MA in TESOL from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Previous Experience

2017-present: EIS and writing instructor, Duke University

Fee Range

Negotiable
$35-$50/hr

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

Katie Murray

katherine.murray.2131@gmail.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

  • UCLA: BA in English; minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media
  • UCSD: MA in Literature with a specialization in Critical Gender Studies
  • UCSD: Current Ph.D. candidate in Literature with a specialization in Critical Gender Studies. I am working on my dissertation now
  • 5 years’ experience teaching reading, writing, and humanities at the college level
  • 11 years of tutoring experience (grades 5-12)
  • published novelist
  • several academic publications and conference presentations

Previous Experience

References are available upon request

Fee Range

$40-50/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Amy E. Ochterski

ochterski@hotmail.com

Work Preferred

Application essay writers • Undergraduates writing college papers • The general public

Qualifications

I’m a full-time RN at Duke University as well as a published online and print journal fiction writer. I have a Masters in English Literature from SUNY Brockport and am a former adjunct instructor for Corning Community College. I have a wealth of real life experience and a drive to help you succeed with your writing and reading projects.

Previous Experience

Writing Center staff SUNY Brockport

Fee Range

Negotiable
$15-$25/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Andrew Ofstehage

alofstehage@gmail.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

  • 2008 BSc in Agronomy – South Dakota State University
  • 2011 MSc in Applied Anthropology – Wageningen University
  • 2018 PhD in Anthropology – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Author of over 15 journal articles and book chapters

Previous Experience

I worked as a writing coach at the UNC Writing Center, co-lead a graduate-level writing lab at Cornell University, and provide editorial assistance for the Cornell University Press Series on Land. I have served as a peer-reviewer for dozens of articles and plublished extensively in academia.

Fee Range

Negotiable
$30 – $60/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Kristina Peterson

kkristinapeterson51@gmail.com

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

I am a recently retired public health research scientist. I have a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology, so I am knowledgeable in a wide range of subject matters. As a senior scientist at a large research organization, I spent much of my time writing, editing and tutoring in writing skills. I specialize in writing and editing high quality technical and scientific reports and highly competitive grant applications. I can help you present your ideas more effectively. My goal is to help you improve your grades and/or your ability to obtain research funding.

Previous Experience

I have 40 years of professional writing experience, including a long track record of writing successful grant applications. I led a multi-year study for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that involved assessing NIH grant applications, including the quality of writing composition and its effect on funding decisions. This gave me valuable insights about common writing errors. I have also served as a peer reviewer for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and have considerable experience editing for English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) scientists in a broad range of disciplines.

References available upon request.

Fee Range

$35 – $50

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Robert Pleasants

bob.pleasants@gmail.com
919-672-3937

Work Preferred

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

Qualifications

BA in English, UNC-Chapel Hill (1999)
Masters in Teaching English, UNC-Chapel Hill (2000)
PhD in Education, UNC-Chapel Hill (2007)

More than 15 years of experience as a freelance editor. I also worked for three years as a UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center Writing Coach and then for five years as the Assistant Director of the Learning Center. I currently work and teach at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Previous Experience

I’ve been a freelance editor for more than 15 years and particularly enjoy working with scholars readying manuscripts for publication, graduate students looking to polish their dissertation/thesis, and international scholars. I’ve edited hundreds of manuscripts and dissertations, and I’m happy to offer both copy editing and feedback on clarity, concision, communicating meaning, and anything else you need. My job is to make sure your ideas come through clearly and concisely.

Fee Range

$50 – $75 Per hour

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

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

Ivelisse Rodriguez

ivelisse.rodriguez4@gmail.com

Work Preferred

Typing/transcription • Creative/fiction writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students • The general public

Qualifications

Ferrying 4,000 to 5,000 student essays to the land of audacious thought and compelling arguments over the past 16 years, I knew something my students did not–the trek to a polished piece of writing involves lots of head banging, an existential crisis, and a thesaurus. In teaching composition, creative writing, and literature, I keenly understand the winding trajectory of the writing process. In addition, I hold a Ph.D. in English, specializing in creative writing.

Previous Experience

Having taught at a variety of institutions, from community colleges, state universities, and a military academy, I am well-versed in teaching different types of students—those needing a great deal of remediation, those whose second language is English, and those who are highly prepared to meet the transition from high school writing to college writing. I have also worked with graduate students as the professional writing specialist at the National Defense University where I guided and helped them refine their master’s theses and prepare texts for scholarly publication.

Fee Range

Negotiable
$20-$35/hr; per project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Chris Rogers

mr.rogers85@gmail.com • (919) 619-3893
http://www.cdrogersediting.com/

Work Preferred

General editing • Formatting • Typing/transcription • Creative/fiction writers • Thesis and dissertation writers • Writing for publication • Undergraduates writing college papers • High school students

Qualifications

I attended UNC at Chapel Hill and graduated with distinction in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree. I returned to UNC and earned a master’s degree in digital communication from the School of Media and Journalism in 2018. During my time at Southern Cultures journal, I completed a course on professional editing training and have continued to edit professionally since.

Previous Experience

I have over 10 years of experience. As an undergrad and for several years after graduating, I worked as an editorial assistant at the UNC Center for the Study of the American South as a member of the Southern Cultures journal staff. I later worked briefly in an internship for TIPs Technical Publishing in Carrboro, a company specializing in digital publication and ebook conversion. I began freelance editing during graduate school and continue working with clients today. Students are my preferred clients.

Fee Range

$25-$35 per hour, depending on length

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

Genevieve Romeo

genromeo@gmail.com • 914-830-3232

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

 

I have a Ph.D. and M.A. in English from UNC-CH

Previous Experience

I have a Ph.D. in English literature and nearly 15 years of teaching, writing, and editing experience. I have helped students with academic essays, dissertations, theses, journal articles, grant proposals, resumes, and application materials. I look forward to helping you turn that frustrating project into something that you are proud to have written! I am also available to help you sharpen your English language skills or prepare for the GRE verbal exam. I can met in-person or collaborate via GoogleDocs. My rates are negotiable depending on the type of work you would like me to do. Please contact me for a consultation!

Fee Range

$40-$60/hour, depending on the nature of the project

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

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/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

Adam Schuster

adamschuster234@gmail.com • (919) 969-9712

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

MEd in TESL, MA in English, PhD in English.

Previous Experience

Wide range of editing and writing services, predominately for dissertations, theses and research papers. Experience in applying the University of North Carolina’s Graduate Studies guidelines to theses and dissertations. Expertise includes Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, and Education. Focus is placed on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and the accuracy of vocabulary. Academic editing services include work on dissertations, theses, research papers, resumes and application letters; MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citation systems. Many of my clients (but not all) are non-native English speakers finishing their master’s or doctoral degrees.

Fee Range

Per project
Negotiable
Base: $35/hr for copy editing and $30/hr for proofreading; Discount: $7/hr. discount on copy editing and proofreading for UNC students; Rush charge: $5/hr. added to the base or discounted rate. Turnaround time depends; a mid-sized paper (~50 pp) a week and a dissertation-sized paper (~150 pp) two weeks. The time it takes to edit a document depends on the quality and complexity of the writing and illustrations.

Last Minute Requests?

Yes

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

Negotiable
$50/hr+; larger projects will be quoted

Last Minute Requests?

Yes; extra fee may apply

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/hr+ 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

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

Negotiable
$50-$75/hr

Last Minute Requests?

Yes