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Marilyn Adams

I am a 2006 graduate of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and have spent the last three years writing and editing content professionally for websites, emails, print materials, and blogs. Now, I’d like to expand and start helping others with their writing. I am skilled at creating tone and voice and varying it to suit the intended audience. I can help you clean up and tighten your writing when you feel like it’s gotten away from you, or I can help you expand upon ideas and fight writer’s block. I live in Durham and am happy to meet in the surrounding Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham area to help, if necessary.

Charles J. Alden

I offer scientific and technical editing assistance for dissertations, journal articles, research reports, and grant applications and specialize in helping foreign-born authors. I have a Ph.D. in biophysics and was managing editor for technical publications for the National Toxicology Program (Public Health Service) from 1983-2014. I have 40 years of technical editing experience in a wide variety of disciplines, including assisting authors from NASA, EPA, and the NIH as well as universities, and I can help you too.

Andrea Applebee

I offer Individual sessions for writers who want to build their confidence, flexibility, and independence in their work. For the past six years, I have taught university-level courses in writing, the last three at an Ivy League school. I have over ten years of experience coaching creative and critical writing projects at all levels–from the application essay to the dissertation and book manuscript. My qualifications include an MFA in nonfiction and poetry from the University of Pittsburgh, a certificate in Rhetoric and Composition, and a BA in English from Davidson College. I have a deep commitment to making writing an accessible and meaningful practice. Please contact me at andrea.applebee@gmail.com to make an appointment.

Laura Augustine

I offer one-on-one tutoring and editing to help you express your ideas in a clear and effective way. I’m available to meet in Chapel Hill or online– whatever works best for you. I’m comfortable with ESL writers and I’m familiar with standards for academic papers and business writing, including emails, marketing collateral, and project documentation. Contact me at lauraaugustine32@yahoo.com for a free quote.

Emily Bowles

I excel at — and truly enjoy — polishing a writer’s own words. As an editor and proofreader, I am a highly organized and strategic thinker with an eye for overall clarity as well as details.

Mary K. Brown

I specialize in helping students and faculty – especially those whose first language is not English – improve dissertations, reports, proposals, articles, journal submissions, and similar documents. My clients have been extremely pleased with my editing and appreciative of my help in improving the readability of their papers.

Alexandra Brozena

I offer science and technical editing for peer-reviewed research manuscripts, scientific proposals, dissertations, research statements, slides, and other academic publications. With my background in Chemistry (Ph.D.), Materials Science, Nanoscience, Environmental Science (B.A.), Chemical Engineering (post-doctoral), and Writing (B.A. in English), I am uniquely positioned to polish a wide range of scientific materials. I provide more than just proof-reading, editing for style, flow, comprehension and technical feedback to help clarify your writing and argument. I’m also experienced in APA and MLA formatting for publications in the social sciences and humanities. I have provided this service in a university setting since 2009 and have helped many scientists publish with the aid of my constructive comments and editing. For more information, please visit www.advancedenglishediting.com or email me at advancedenglishediting@gmail.com to discuss your science editing needs.

Stephen Michael Campbell

I have over 20 years of experience in public health and health research. As part of this, 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. All of the students, faculty and colleagues I’ve worked with have been pleased with my assistance and many have asked repeatedly for my help in improving their writing. I am committed to helping people communicate and to improving understanding through writing. Editing is not my primary source of income, so I am able to provide my service at affordable and negotiable rates. I can work with you by email and I am also willing to meet with you in person or talk over the phone. I also offer statistical consulting for public health students.

Rene Caputo

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, application essays (graduate/professional school, internships, scholarships), and more. For undergraduate admissions essays, she works exclusively through a private firm.

Christopher Catanese

As a Durham-based editor with experience in academic and literary publishing, I work primarily with academic writers who are preparing work for journal publication, conference presentation, or submission to their committee. I also have experience with grant-writing for the non-profit sector, literary fiction and non-fiction, as well as editing professional and academic genres like application essays, personal statements, and cover letters. Please be in touch to discuss your project!

Caroline Connor

I can help you with any writing or editing needs. I specialize in science editing but also work with graduate students in a variety of fields. My experience includes scientific report writing, manuscript preparation, grant editing, and assistance with fellowship applications. I have helped my clients address reviewer comments following article submission. I also work with graduate students to improve the flow and readability of papers. Please contact me at ceconnor1@gmail.com.

Antoinette V. Corsentino

I have been teaching college English composition courses for five years. My speciality is assisting native English speakers and international students, from high school juniors to post-doctoral candidates, to find their writing voice. My experience includes: scholarship essays, research for public health policy papers, dissertations in engineering, resumes, and cover letters. I can help you at any stage of the process, whether it is formulating a thesis statement for your term paper or completing final edits on your dissertation.

Myra Emerson

I have 20 years’ experience editing academic papers, articles, and dissertations, and I specialize in ESL editing. I also do English language tutoring. My qualifications include an MA degree in sociology, a JD degree, and extensive research experience.

Howard M. Fried

I am a Certified Editor with the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and a recently retired UNC Professor of Biochemistry. For 34+ years I have written, reviewed, and edited all types of documents in the life sciences. 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, style, figures, graphs, and tables, references and citations, logic, organization, and consistency. I am primarily interested in improving the writing and content of research papers and grant proposals and in assisting with the planning and development of such documents. I am also available to assist undergraduate students, especially ESL/International students, with term papers and reports, and to assist graduate students in preparing dissertations.

Heidi Scott Giusto, PhD, CPRW, CEIP

I offer highly customized editing and tutoring services to individuals ranging from high school students to CEOs. I have a strong academic tutoring background and welcome the opportunity: to work with writers whose native language is not English, to help prepare students for the college and graduate school application processes, and to edit a range of documents that span dissertations to conference papers to resumes to business websites.

Kelly Goyette

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.

Hana Haidar

I have been working as a Freelance Editor for 2.5 years. I provide proofreading, copy editing, and substantive editing services. I am skilled in academic, scientific, medical, technical, ESL, and business editing. The documents I edit range from academic essays and research articles to dissertations, manuscripts, and blog posts. I have also previously served as a Writing Coach for the UNC Writing Center.

Hadley Hartwell

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.

Stephanie Holmer

Tired of re-reading your thesis, dissertation, or manuscript? Need a fresh pair of eyes to review the grammar, spelling, and word choice in your paper? Want suggestions for how to improve your cover letter, application, or resume? Perhaps English is your second language and you need English language editing services? Try Professional Editing For You! You can have your document edited by an experienced academic editor. I have a PhD from Duke University and over 2 years of experience as a professional academic editor. I specialize in biomedical research editing, but I have extensive experience in many disciplines and types of documents, including academic writing and professional applications, and with ESL writers. Contact me for a quote at ProfessionalEditingForYou@gmail.com . Please send a one-page sample of your writing and total word count for your project for a faster estimate.

Derek Keever

I have been a freelance editor for 5 years, helping writers to express themselves more clearly and effectively. My specialty is editing academic essays, theses, and journal articles for non-native English speakers. I lived in Asia for 10 years and have been teaching ESL and EFL for 15 years. I have an MAT in TESOL and a CELTA certificate.

Nancy Mamlin

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. apadr.nancy@gmail.com

Daniel M. McCarthy

I am currently an instructor at Duke in the English for International students program. More specifically, I teach academic writing to graduate and Ph.D. students that require further English language support. Before beginning work at Duke in Fall 2017, I worked for two years as an ESL and writing teacher at Massachusetts International Academy. My students were mostly aiming to begin undergraduate study in the UMASS system, but some I also worked with some graduate-level students in this job as well. I worked as a writing tutor in both as an undergraduate (University of Oregon) and in graduate school (Middlebury Institute of International Studies). I have a BA in Linguistics from the University of Oregon and an MA in TESOL from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Kristen Moore

UNC doctoral students: Do you detest the idea of formatting your dissertation? Do you wish someone would do it for you? We have expertise formatting dissertations in Microsoft Word according to the UNC Graduate School Guidelines. These documents can be in the proposal stage, right before submission to the graduate school or after receiving formatting flags from the graduate school. We have references from other satisfied students upon request. If you would like more information on our services please email dissformat@gmail.com.

Molly Mullin

If you need help getting your message across, I can help. I have more than 20 years’ experience as a college writing professor, lecturer, and published author. I have a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and specialize in making complicated ideas clear.

Steven Musyoki

MBA with 10+ years experience in offering a high quality, reliable writing services. I can help you develop plans and provide editing for a variety of academic assignments, including essays, literature reviews, and dissertations. All work is completed to the highest of standards and is underpinned by the relevant academic methodologies. At the core of every plan, be it simple or complex, work always adheres to the three C’s: Clear, Concise, and Complete. Furthermore, all services would be accepted by your college or university, so there is no need to worry about plagiarism. If you are interested in my research or the quality of my work, my MBA above all else demonstrates the high standards and originality that I aim for with all my work.

Amy E. Ochterski

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.

Calvin Olsen

I have been a writing professor for five years, having taught English, rhetoric and composition, comparative literature, and creative writing at both graduate- and undergraduate levels. I have also worked professionally as a freelance copywriter and editor for over seven years, with experience working with literary journals, professional websites, iOS applications, and technology start-ups. I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University and an MA in English & Comparative Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill, and I have many international publications both in print and online.

Wade Ponder

Your success depends on the quality of your writing, so let an experienced editor provide the help you need. I will take your work as seriously as you do, provide top-quality editing, suggest improvements, meet your deadline, and answer your questions. Click on my name for details.

Anthony Robbins

I am a traditionally trained scholar, an experienced editor, and university teacher. My services include manuscript copy editing and proofreading in all disciplines (including preparation of all styles of in-text citations and bibliographies), English-language tutoring, help with writing resumes and cover letters for job applications, academic admissions materials, and writing grant applications.

Dr. Ivelisse Rodriguez

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.

Chris Rogers

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. mr.rogers85@gmail.com

Dr. Genevieve Romeo

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!

Deepa Sanyal

Hello international students, researchers and visiting faculty embarking upon your theses, dissertations, and professional papers. I can assist you with key phases of the research process – identifying and developing your topic, formulating your research question, conducting library searches, organizing your literature review – and with key aspects of academic writing – positioning, expository prose, interpretation and discussion of data, summaries, critiques, and preparing your paper for submission and/or publication.

I have over 20 years of experience as an education and planning professional. I currently work as an International Visiting Faculty and Dissertation Supervisor and am Associate Editor of an open access academic journal. My qualifications include a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems, a MA in Urban Planning and Policy and a BA in English Literature.

I’m available to consult with you face-to-face, via email or video Skype. My rates are flexible depending on your requirements and timeline. Please contact me at deepasanyal@gmail.com for an initial consultation.

Alice Terry

Proactive support when tutoring one-on-one or editing online is my specialty. Writing-as-process, be it creative, academic or technical, is my area of expertise. Regarding effective writing and editing skills, one hopes to shape a body of work that is: clear, complete and concise. A professional educator and published writer, I am committed to guiding and supporting students of all ages in whatever communication endeavors they have chosen to undertake.

Elizabeth Vincent

As an editor for a university-based international research and teaching center, I edit research papers by authors from many different fields, ranging from veterinary science to anthropology, sociology, and political science. I have also edited college application essays for high school seniors, master’s theses, and PhD dissertations. I am a certified teacher of English as a second language and am comfortable working with non-native speakers. I am happy to meet in person or work with you by email. My rate depends upon the length of your document, the amount of editing needed (from proofreading to more substantive editing), and the speed with which the editing needs to be done. Please contact me for your editing needs.

John Yewell

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.