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  • $34 hourly
    EdD in Higher Education & Adult Learning Academic writing and editing expert with over 12 years of experience in education and instruction (Academic & K-12). Professional experience in dissertations, research, grant writing, editing, report writing, proofreading, reference assistance, APA formatting, and document control. Aside from academic writing, I also have experience in quality writing (QA) and editing for pharmaceutical, biotech, and chemical documentation. I have one published dissertation study using quantitative methodology and I have experience in active and case study research. I have been on several grant reviewing committees and I have successfully conducted two program evaluations with active research methodology and reporting. I have years of experience in editing, proofreading, correcting, and consulting educational and professional documents. Documentation Experience: APA Editing, Formatting, Research, & Writing Grants Research Documentation Doctoral Studies Dissertations Educational Theses Capstone Projects and Studies Operating Procedures MS Word MS Excel MS Access MS Visio QUMAS APA/MLA Citations TOC/Pagination Synchronization QA Documentation Personal Attributes Organized and On Time Other Experience Product Reviews, Clinical Product Tester, Beta Testing, & Beta Reading
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    English
  • $70 hourly
    WHAT YOU NEED: You've got the story, you'd just like some help telling it. You've got the product, but you need the creative copy and content marketing that will spread the word. You've got the grades, but will your personal statement get you into an Ivy League school? WHO I AM: I'm a Brooklyn-based writer and editor with over eight years of experience in journalism, editing, and writing both creative and promotional. As a student at the University of Southern California (USC), I studied Print & Digital Journalism for two years, during which time I contributed to numerous student and independent publications as a writer and editor. I switched majors my sophomore year and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Narrative Studies, an interdisciplinary writing and literature degree. Since 2015, I have operated a peer-to-peer editing service called Run The Jules, focusing mostly on remote editing for academic essays, college applications and medical/law school applications. My students have gained entry to prestigious institutions such as Brown University, UCLA, LMU, USC Keck Medical School, and Harvard Law School. I currently serve as the copy editor for monthly trade journal mg Magazine and a staff copywriter for 1o8 Agency, where I write blog posts, white papers and web copy for businesses in a variety of niches, from higher education to quantum computing. For three years, I served as Head Writer and Copy Editor for Lafayette Social, a Bay Area-based publication with a circulation of about 10,000. In addition to penning three of the magazine's feature stories each month, I edited and proofread the entire magazine from rough draft to final proof, ensuring that our content was consistent and professional. When I'm not editing, I work in music licensing and enjoy camping, going to concerts, and playing guitar. As a graduate of the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), I value service to my community and spent years volunteering with food security and gardening-oriented nonprofits around the LA area. WHAT I OFFER: • proofreading/copy editing (digital content, blogs, academic writing and business writing) • content creation for blogs, online publications and marketing campaigns • editing and advising on college and graduate school application essays, cover letters, grants and scholarship essays • press releases, creative advertising copy, social media copy, promotional content • quick turnaround, reliable communication, constructive feedback Life is busy, and writing isn't easy. Let me polish your content, sell your ideas, and bring your stories to life. Cheers, Jules
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    Content Writing
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    Music Licensing
    Essay Writing
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    Journalism Writing
    Content Marketing
    Blog Writing
    Content Editing
    Copy Editing
  • $70 hourly
    I am an accomplished resume writer, developmental editor, copyeditor, and proofreader with a proven track record. My resume clients are consistently discovered by recruiters and hiring managers and are invited to job interviews. Furthermore, my editing clients have published in literary, academic, and trade publications in addition to signing with literary agents and publishing their books both traditionally and independently. I've also edited personal statements and application essays that have resulted in my clients being admitted to law school, medical school, dental school, and more. I have a versatile skill set. I write professional resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles designed to be compatible with employer Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). I also offer assessments and professional critiques of literary fiction and nonfiction with tangible suggestions for revision. In addition, I help writers to develop and refine their work at any stage of the writing process by editing and proofing manuscripts, articles, marketing materials, annual reports, dissertations, and everything in between for clarity and coherence. Finally, I write blog and social media posts, cover letters, scholarly articles, journalistic pieces, web content, and creative pieces. I have edited creative work by Robert Vivian, Philip Dacey, Mariko Nagai, Andria Williams, Simon Perchik, Joyce Dyer, Karl Elder, and James Grabill, among others, and I have also interviewed New York Times best-selling author Chad Harbach (author of The Art of Fielding). My essays and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Sonora Review, Fugue, Dos Passos Review, Oyez Review, and Steam Ticket. I am the owner of Signe Jorgenson Editorial Services, and I serve as Co-Editor in Chief at both Pebblebrook Press and Stoneboat Literary Journal. More information about me, my services, and my editing work can be found on my website.
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    Resume Writing
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    Developmental Editing
  • $70 hourly
    I have well over a decade of professional writing experience, having won jobs of all kinds thanks in part to one core belief: the key to engaging an audience from beginning to end is a captivating narrative that presents a path to the answers they seek. That's what translates into more clicks, more inquiries, and more sales. That mantra echoes throughout every job I've ever completed, and it's how I've managed to craft successful ad copy, sports journalism, blog content, press releases, personal statements, political speeches, short stories, and novels, to name a few. One other skill I'm proud to possess: My vocabulary is expansive, and I'm painstakingly specific about the selection process for each word I use. I'm a firm believer that exact synonyms don't exist; rather, two words can be similar in meaning, but will always possess unique, nuanced qualities that subtly differentiate them from one another. I take great pride in my work and I enjoy the privilege of being entrusted to write for others. I hope to collaborate with you soon.
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    Search Engine Optimization
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    Creative Writing
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    Proofreading
    Blog Content
    Sales Copy
    Article Writing
    Fiction
    Humor
    Sports & Recreation
  • $55 hourly
    Highly skilled editor, copy editor, and proofreader whose goal is to bring manuscripts and documents to a high level of excellence. My previous position as a full-time senior editor for a book publishing company led to full-time freelance editing. I am highly skilled at preparing manuscripts and other documents for publication, which includes detailed attention to grammar, punctuation, syntax, flow, consistency, and readability. My work spans fiction and nonfiction books, doctoral dissertations, master's theses, science and technology publications, legal documents, journal articles, blogs, and more. I am highly proficient in academic editing, formatting, and proofreading with experience in APA, CMOS, and MLA for in-text citations, references, and formatting. I have taught academic writing at the state university level. I have a Master's degree in English. One client wrote, "Fantastic work - an expert in her field and phenomenal at her craft."
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    Microsoft PowerPoint
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    Case Studies
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  • $75 hourly
    - Graduate of Oxford University with an outstanding track record of writing, editing and proofreading successful bids for multimillion pound contracts - For my last organisation I contributed to winning contracts with a total value of over $80 million - Published author with experience in creating content for a wide range of publications, with a particular interest in travel blogging - Significant experience of proofreading academic work including dissertations, theses, essays and journal articles - with a 100% success rate of pass / publication - PRINCE 2 qualified project management experience - Very diverse range of business management skills including planning, strategy and event management - Substantial experience in fundraising and digital marketing including managing all aspects of a successful Kickstarter project - English native speaker who is also fluent in Indonesian / Malay and can offer a translation service from those languages
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    Digital Marketing
    Business Proposal Writing
    Copywriting
    Book
    English
  • $80 hourly
    With a B.A. in English from Harvard and an M.A. in education from Columbia, I have both the education and the experience to take on your writing, editing, and proofreading projects. My specialty is tailoring the tone and style of a piece to convey your brand not only through the content, but also through the writing itself. Whether you need an individual bio, an About Us page for your company website, or a resume and cover letter, I know how to craft a compelling story that will engage your readers and lead to success. As both a writer and a proofreader, I am meticulous about correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and I will expertly edit your pieces for fluency, consistency, and style. In addition to the About Us pages, bios, and resumes mentioned above, I have worked on everything from business school admissions essays and trend analysis reports to children's literature and novels for Amazon Kindle. Whether you prefer a more professional tone or a more conversational approach, I will match your voice on any project and make your piece sound polished, engaging, and grammatically perfect. I am also passionate about teaching and have worked as a full-time English teacher not only in the U.S. but also in American schools overseas, including the American School of Paris and Shanghai American School. I would love to tutor you or your children in any subject related to literature, writing, reading comprehension, and grammar.
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  • $42 hourly
    I bring 25 years of professional expertise to the sacred process of writing. I am a published author, academically-trained scholar, and executive manager in the nonprofit world. My passion, skill, and experience place me in a unique position to assist individual and organizational clients. I offer ghost writing, editing, and research. Resumes, cover letters, Personal Statements, bios (not Wikipedia), and LinkedIn profiles are my specialty areas. In September 2007, I founded Writing the World, LLC in the Colorado area, U.S.A. I revamped my organizational website and started a blog on Hope from History in November 2013. Beginning with one editing client, I have worked with an additional twelve individuals and groups. Throughout my schooling and career, my writing has been an asset. In the early part of my professional life as a social worker, I wrote newsletter articles for the organization. I continued this journalistic strand in almost every other organization. Graduate work further strengthened my writing along with honing my critical thinking and research capabilities. With this foundation, I became a published author in 2003. I have book reviews in scholarly journals, chapters in edited collections, numerous encyclopedia articles, and my forthcoming book from Swedenborg Foundation. Starting in the nonprofit world in 1993, I became a successful grant writer and project manager. At New Foundations Nonviolence Center (1993-2005), I rose from Development Director to Executive Director. I continued in the latter capacity at Colorado Women’s Agenda (2005-6) where I developed three new programs: Inclusiveness Initiative, Grassroots Organizing, and Internship Program. I provided grant writing and editorial skills to Greater Denver Interfaith Alliance (2007-10). I worked with two primary nonprofits through my business. With Votaw Colony Museum, Inc., I co-coordinated two-day public history events held in different locations in eastern Kansas (2006-11). I especially enjoyed my project management work at BlackPast.Org (2008-13) where I obtained photo permissions for the group’s online reference center and developed a new section on African American and African Diaspora Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) history.
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    LinkedIn
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    Resume Writing
    Essay Writing
    Cover Letter Writing
    Biography Writing
    English
  • $50 hourly
    Academic editor with lots of experience working with graduate students and professors. Services I offer: 1. Proofreading for grammar, spelling, and punctuation 2. Light copy editing -- this involves word choice, changing a sentence for clarity (basically quick fixes, but I make lots of comments if something needs more attention). 3. APA compliance (writing conventions, citations, references, formatting) What I don't do: 1. Coaching on writing or dissertation process. 2. Writing, rewriting, heavy copy editing. I am committed to academic honesty and students doing their own work. However, I do point out illogical statements, disorganization, areas that need clarification, sentences to rewrite and sometimes make suggestions for how to fix. I edit only in Word using track changes. I do all my own editing, no subcontracting. And I do not use any online editing program, just my own eyes.
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  • $75 hourly
    As an experienced editor with a PhD, I offer proofreading and editing for academic work at any level, from undergraduate to established professional, as well as copy-editing for publishers, companies, and agencies. My editing style focuses on making your writing precise, clear, and accurate, helping you create the best version of your work. I'll provide you with a thorough and detailed edit, always explain my editorial interventions, and be in communication with you as I work to ensure that your requirements are fulfilled. About me: - a fluent, native English speaker (Canadian/American living in the UK) - 6+ years worth of experience in proofreading and editing for publication in a professional academic context - PhD in History (St Andrews), MA in Medieval Studies (Toronto), BAHons in Medieval Studies (Victoria) - currently an active research fellow, with work published in high-ranking academic journals - copyeditor on the editorial board for the Comparative Legal History journal - provisional Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editors and Proofreaders (CIEP) My skills: - can edit in UK, US, and Canadian English - well-versed in Chicago, APA, and Harvard referencing styles - experienced in editing English for non-native speakers - a detail-orientated approach, ensuring consistency and clarity - quick turnaround times, guaranteed to meet deadlines - comfortable working on Word, Pages, Overleaf, and PDF files I have edited academic articles for publication, PhD and MA dissertations, reports, coursework, project proposals, and web content. For academic editing, I have experience in the fields of history, archaeology, religious studies, social studies, law, finance, computing, marketing, and business. ​ I'm also a fluent Latin translator and I'd be happy to take on translation or editing projects. For your project, I will: - check and correct spelling - check and correct grammar - check and correct punctuation - check and correct sentence structure - do minor re-writes where needed - format citations according to your style guide - send the file to you with track changes and any questions I might have I will not: - write or re-write content - do research or check sources - supervise research - comment on the academic merit of a piece - troubleshoot or provide technical assistance Feel free to get in touch with questions! I look forward to working with you.
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    Latin
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  • $60 hourly
    Ranked in the top 1% of all Editing & Proofreading contractors. I am a freelance editor with a BA in English and Creative Writing from Macalester College. I have over 10 years of experience in developmental editing, creative line editing for style and flow, copy editing, and proofreading. I work with all types of writing, with a focus on fiction (both literary and genre) and non-fiction manuscripts. PLEASE NOTE: Despite Upwork's general trend and encouragement of such as an "aid", I will not plug your manuscript or any portion of it into a generative AI tool/plagiarism machine for any reason without your permission. Your creative work deserves dedicated, personal attention and trust.
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  • $75 hourly
    You need to write a paper? The deadline is soon? There is statistics involved, and you just don't like that stuff? You don't have time or the nerves to do it? You wrote it but now it doesn't look like it should? And what's with the pesky rules about referencing? I'm here to help. With 6 years of experience in academic writing, and a Master's degree in research psychology, I can make your paper shine! What you can expect from me: Detailed, error-free papers - either edited or written from scratch Correct referencing and formatting (APA, MLA, etc.) Professional style and great flow Statistical analyses conducted via SPSS, STATA, Jamovi, or R (t-test, chi square, regression, ANOVA, EFA, CFA and anything else you might need) Respect for deadlines Great, constant communication So look no further! Send me that job and let's see what we can do about it.
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    Microsoft Excel
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  • $45 hourly
    The best use of this space is probably for me to explain what a math PhD has to do with writing. For the type of work I want to do, I would expect that my years as a manuscript publisher alone would suffice to prove that I can write, proofread and edit. Many people, though, seem to associate mathematics with a vague sense of confusion, and they therefore think a math background is incompatible with writing and editing when, in fact, a math PhD program might be the best writing training that anyone could hope for. First to counter a common misconception: higher mathematics is not about really long algebra equations and pages full of big numbers. It would be more accurate to imagine mathematics as philosophy whose paragraphs contain the occasional formula and whose blocks of text are interspersed with occasional blocks of equations. Unlike the logical arguments in philosophy, however, mathematical arguments are never vague and never depend on semantics. In a typical week, an aspiring math PhD might write 20 to 30 painstaking pages, many of them typeset using specialized software, and most of them supplemented with computer-generated visuals or carefully drawn sketches. The writing employs words with extremely specific meanings, and it has to be as concise as possible without leaving out any necessary details. It has to be targeted at a very specific level of reader that changes week by week, and, unlike almost any other kind of writing, it can be evaluated objectively for its quality and effectiveness. After several years and several hundred pages of this type of writing, an aspiring math PhD starts drafting academic papers and a dissertation. This work adds length, structure and creativity to writing that is already accurate and precise, and it develops skills like versioning, managing projects and meeting editorial deadlines. Someone with this experience who has also mastered the proper use of English has a rare and valuable skill! I've done cutting-edge research as a PhD mathematician, but I have also worked with retirees to publish their memoirs. I've done content creation for a hyper-growth tech startup, but I have also created individual study guides for struggling students. I've written software that taught itself how to play a game, but I've also been a grade school chess coach. My combination of technical and communication skills provides value greater than the sum of its parts.
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  • $40 hourly
    Skilled, qualified and super experienced (not to mention one of the top earners in my category on Upwork!) proofreader and editor - hundreds of happy clients. I offer: - General proofreading. Remove typos and punctuation issues, correct grammatical mistakes, and you'll get a perfectly polished piece of text. - Business specialist editing. As a former teacher of Business English, my speciality is moulding strong, clear and concise business documents. Business reports, email communications, job ads, personal statements, etc. Whatever you want to make sound more professional, I can work with you! - Line editing. I will improve language flow, strengthen wording (no more repetitive wording or waffle) and make your document overall easier to read while still giving it a bit of sparkle. My clients have been numerous and incredibly diverse, from individuals looking to polish their essays to textbook companies, economic magazines, mobile app publishers, growth strategy research firms, online marketing companies, investment strategy firms, mental health support services, publishing houses, online education, hotel chains, health & wellness retail, etc. There's very little I haven't dipped my toes into!
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    English
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  • $20 hourly
    Talented and enthusiastic scientific writer with particular expertise in pre-clinical research, proteomics, chemistry, biochemistry and analytical science. As highlighted by my CV, I have gained vast experience in the field of moleculary imaging, particularly in proteomics, within the scope of translational medicine, biomarker discovery and precision medicine. As a result, I have become an internationally recognised name within this field and am one of the leading researchers under the age of 40. This has been highlighted by my exemplary publication track record, which includes a total of 41 contributions in peer-reviewed journals(Scopus), of which ten are as first author. In addition, I am also author of numerous book chapters related to my scientific discipline. Furthermore, I have numerous examples of being an invited speaker at both national and international presenting alongside the world leading names in mass spectrometry imaging and proteomics. In addition to my technical scientific expertise, I have extensive experience in the English proof-reading of scientific manuscripts, reports, grant proposals as well as dissemination material. These writing competences have not only been limited to the scientific field, but I have also gained experience in content writing for blogs and other web-based services where the transformation of technical concepts into material comprehensive to the wider public has been required. I am extremely dedicated and passionate about the dissemination of science and I always intend to provide always the best service to my employer. This is coupled with my enthusiasm for writing and editing, which, in turn, provides a strong guarantee of my competences.
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  • $60 hourly
    As a PhD with over ten years’ experience in writing, editing, teaching, and tutoring, I know what it takes to produce clear, engaging, and marketable prose. Whether you're looking for a quick proofread or more comprehensive developmental editing, I can help you overcome common roadblocks and elevate your writing across diverse genres and audiences. I have collaborated with hundreds of clients on academic, professional, and creative writing projects, including: • book manuscripts • journal articles • dissertations • med school/grad school applications • research grants • cover letters • resumes/CVs • training materials • blog posts I know that successful writing entails more than just grammatical accuracy; it requires clarity, concision, invention, attention to detail, and a nuanced understanding of your target audience's needs and desires. That's why I offer a comprehensive suite of editing services covering every stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to page proofs. My end goal is always accuracy, efficiency, and a satisfied client, even under the tightest of deadlines. I would love to learn more about your writing goals and help you translate good ideas into superior prose.
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  • $50 hourly
    Hi, I'm Shereen Behairy, a Clinical Pharmacist with a Master's degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology and studying Clinical Research at Harvard Medical School. With this extensive background, I bring a wealth of expertise to the table! With over a decade of experience in the medical writing field, I have established myself as a leading authority in preparing publications for the scientific community. My track record boasts numerous articles published in top-tier international peer-reviewed journals, demonstrating my ability to produce high-quality content that meets the rigorous standards of scientific academia. My skill set encompasses a wide range of services, including manuscript writing, literature reviews, medical editing, and scientific content creation. I am proficient in crafting engaging narratives that effectively communicate complex concepts to diverse audiences. Whether you require a captivating manuscript, a comprehensive literature review, or compelling scientific content for your website or blog, I have the expertise to deliver exceptional results. As a highly motivated professional, I pride myself on maintaining open lines of communication, meeting deadlines, and exceeding client expectations. I am a collaborative team player, dedicated to understanding your unique needs and tailoring my services to ensure your satisfaction. By partnering with me, you gain a trusted and skilled professional committed to elevating your research and enhancing your professional reputation. Let's work together to transform your scientific ideas into impactful publications that contribute to the advancement of medical knowledge. Don't miss the opportunity to tap into my expertise. Contact me now to discuss your project requirements, and let's embark on a journey of scientific excellence!
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    Scientific Writing
  • $400 hourly
    Hello there! I'm Kristina, a full-time professional application editor, admissions specialist, strategic college consultant, and writer with 12 years of experience and success. I am a graduate of Harvard University (Bachelor's) and MIT (Master's) and am the founder and lead editor of Edit2Success, an elite college consultancy with a focus on top-tier undergraduate and graduate college applications, including the Ivy League. I am a former rocket scientist (structural analyst in the aerospace field) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, which allows me to effectively collaborate with and guide STEM applicants on how to package their interests into compelling applications. I specialize in crafting standout essays and admissions materials for top-tier schools across all majors, including MBA, Engineering, Psychology, Arts, Computer Science, Neuroscience, and others. I have extensive experience in knowing what elite colleges look for and have helped 400+ students reach their dream schools. I have edited essays (theme, structure, flow, creativity, eloquence, critical thinking) for students that were accepted into Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Stanford University, Dartmouth, Yale, London Business School, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Duke Fuqua, and hundreds of others. I provide complete guidance/strategy for the college application process and the Common App. Prior to my freelance career, I spent three years as an Aerospace Engineer and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering. This experience allows me to craft high-quality application essays for STEM college programs in particular. Telling a story in an intriguing, concise way is critical to the success of a personal statement or statement of purpose. I craft exceptional essays with unique and effective themes, creative storytelling, and intuitive flow. I will offer my diligence, focus, enthusiasm, and honesty along with my sharpened creative writing and critical thinking skills. When entrusting your application to an editor or college consultant, it is important to choose one that is familiar with the complete college application process and has deep knowledge on effective application writing, which is unlike other forms of writing. In addition, I have a passion for STEM and engineering. I would be honored to work with you! Hoping to connect and create.
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  • $90 hourly
    I am an Ivy-league trained English Professor with over 20 years of experience in academic writing and publishing. A published writer myself, I have helped a range of writers, from first-year composition students to seasoned professionals. I have been a reader and on the editorial boards of several academic journals, read admissions essays (graduate and undergraduate) and judge writing contests. I have also served as a department chair and on my former college's appointment, promotion and tenure committee. I have a particular expertise and passion for working with graduate students. (See below for more information about my services as a thesis and dissertation coach and editor). As a developmental editor and writing coach, my goal is to help get your writing into the world regardless of where you are at in the process: whether you already have a manuscript and a contract from a press or simply a rough idea of something you'd like to write. As a writing coach, I will meet you where you are and help you with any and every stage of the writing process--from the brainstorming and planning stages to the writing, revising and final editing to responding to reader reports and reviews and securing publication. I am a fast and careful proofreader and line editor, proficient in a number of citation styles, including MLA, Chicago, Oxford and APA and able to carefully follow the publishing guidelines of the press you are working with. I am also conversant in a number of national Englishes. However, my true passion and skills lie in helping writers bring their projects to fruition. I am particularly good at taking a very rough, rough draft--or even a rough idea--and helping a writer massage it into a compelling and well-structured narrative. I am also quite good at helping writers who find themselves "stuck" in a particular project and need help crafting a plan to move forward. I offer a 10% discount to those who are the first in their families to go to college and to adjunct professors. Please feel free to reach out if you'd like to have a brief, no obligation conversation so I can learn more about your project and how I might help. THESIS AND DISSERTATION EDITOR AND WRITING COACH Writing a dissertation is hard, I know! I wrote one myself and, as an English professor for almost 20 years, I have helped shepherd many students through the process. Unfortunately, not every graduate program provides their students with the kind of guidance and structure that most of us need for taking on a project of this size. That is where I come in. I taught graduate level writing for many years and have supported graduate students working in a variety of fields, including social sciences, humanities, technology, business and finance, computer science and education. I am knowledgeable in a number of citation styles, including MLA, Chicago, APA, Harvard and Oxford and am a careful and efficient editor. However, my talents really lie in helping clients with larger holistic issues, including argument development, organization and structure, and responding to reader feedback. I’m also especially good at helping writers who get stuck in a project or are suffering from writer’s block. My mantra is that a done dissertation is the best dissertation! As with all my clients, I offer a 10 percent discount for first-generation college students. I’d be happy to have a 30 minute no-obligation conversation with you to hear about your project and how I can help.
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  • $105 hourly
    I am a thorough, detailed, engaged, thoughtful, and conscientious researcher, writer, and editor. I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and a BA from UC Berkeley and 25+ years of experience in research/evaluation, project management, and writing/editing within non-profit, for-profit, and academic environments. Rigorous and Responsible Researcher I will carry out all of your research needs with accuracy, efficiency, and elegance: web research, study design, survey development, data collection, qual and quant analyses, etc. I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and a BA from UC Berkeley and 20+ years of experience in research design, management, and implementation within non-profit, for-profit, and academic environments (including Director of Research and Evaluation for a large healthcare company and Associate VP of a Market Research company). Professional Writer and Editor I have a strong background writing and editing a wide variety of copy, including academic publications, research reports, grant proposals, business plans, marketing materials, websites, blogs, articles, white papers, professional communications, and presentations. I particularly excel at taking large amounts of information and streamlining into sleek synopses that highlight key points and important takeaways. I pay close attention to the needs and voices of all of my clients and am able to create strong, clear, and persuasive written content, regardless of the topic. ***** I’ve worked in many types of environments including academic, healthcare, non profits, market research, public health, government, software, small biz/start up, and large corporate (as well as food service, dry cleaning, pharmacy, delivery person, personal assistant, etc). I’ve consulted for a bunch of academic institutions and for-profit and non-profit organizations, including the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, UC Berkeley, Stanford University and Hospital, UCSF, UCLA, the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, and the Pediatric Pain Program at the UCLA Hospital. I love big ideas and providing the structure around them to ensure their realization. I’m also a big fan of using the amazing technologies and networks that we have to connect ourselves and help support each other in enriching (and fun!) ways. QUALIFICATIONS • Strong knowledge of research methodologies and QA processes as well as ability to design, manage, and evaluate studies • Excellent writing, editing, copywriting, and presenting abilities (co-author of 14 publications and 17 conference presentations; strong background in editing proposals, business plans, reports, manuscripts, books) • Extensive experience in client development, project/data management, statistical analysis, and assessment/evaluation • Exceptional ability to problem-solve, multi-task, and achieve goals in fast-paced, high pressure situations • High level of organization, attention to detail, and accuracy • Outstanding communication/interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with all organizational levels • Thoughtful focus on customer service and responsiveness
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    I am a researcher and academic editor specializing in persuasive papers, personal statements, admissions essays, research articles, and more. If you need help strengthening an existing essay, formatting citations correctly, performing academic research and more, I am the girl for you! Familiar with all citation styles, I especially love Chicago Manual and in my free time enjoy writing persuasive essays on historical topics. Due in part to my exemplary research abilities, I was appointed an Honors Fellow at my school, a distinction earned by fewer than 1% of undergraduates from my alma mater. Feel free to reach out for a quote or sample of my editing and writing skills. I am happy to assist you!
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    I am an experienced writer and editor specializing in academic writing, APA formatting, application essays, and books. Through 7 years of research, I have also developed a keen eye for detail which I apply to my editing work. Past clients of mine have won scholarships and gotten into Columbia and Emory based on essays I helped them write. I have also helped edit several books, mostly non-fiction. Most recently, I edited a microbiology textbook on wastewater treatment applications and helped the client with the publication process. I have also edited several academic journal articles and dissertations and know the academic writing realm well, as I worked in academia myself. Whether you have an application essay, academic writing for publication, or are looking to make your book shine, I want to ensure you have the most effective writing out there. I can: -Thoroughly edit and proofread your work. -Provide questions, comments, and developmental edits to strengthen your work. -Reorganize writing into effective paragraphs, headings, or chapters -Provide open communication every step of the way to make sure we are constantly working towards meeting your goals. I look forward to learning more about how I can help.
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    General proofreader, Academic Dissertation Coach/Editor. Highly skilled with APA format and Word/Powerpoint. Using InDesign minimally. Experienced Genealogist, Musician, and Rosarian. U.S. English Only, please. Recently retired from Northcentral University. Detail oriented work is a must in my book and you will get a high-quality product from me. Please invite me to discuss how my skills fit your posting, how I can address your expected and unexpected needs, and to negotiate my rate. You will be pleased with a fast turn-around of quality work. For over 20 years I have served as a peer-reviewer focusing on writing and APA formatting for a national journal. Because of this, my proofreading skills are very honed causing errors to practically jump off the page. I have a recently completed letter of recommendation from a journal editor filed here. Over 25 years in church work as Choir Director and have a personal relationship with the Lord. Additionally, having BM/MM in Music Ed, MS in Ed Admin and PhD in Adult Ed Leadership, I have taught for 30 years (7-12 and college), currently working with PhD candidates, to design and complete their research including over 400 student dissertations of nearly 200 pages with over 100 references in APA format. I provide Dissertation Coaching (see portfolio below). US English only. I am a professional musician (keyboard/singer) and amateur Rosarian and Genealogist in my spare time so not just an academician. Recently I co-edited a 30 chapter book (500 pages) on Learning Assistance programs. Extensive work in Excel as bookkeeper and treasurer for several organizations, and use MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint almost daily, and Adobe InDesign sometimes too.
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    Hello! I am a communication specialist with a passion for helping people produce clear and polished writing. I hold two graduate degrees, including a clinical doctorate, and I am pursing a PhD. I have worked in academia for several years and I have considerable experience with research, academic writing, and presentations. I am familiar with multiple style guides, including APA, AP, Chicago, MLA, and AMA. While editing, I take care to preserve your tone and voice. Contact me if you would like high-quality proofreading and editing services.
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    Do you need help with editing or proofreading your non-fiction manuscript, or with improving the academic writing in your thesis? Not only do I assist with your current writing problems, I can use a coaching approach to teach you how to improve your overall English writing skills. Sometimes, the need is for ongoing support to overcome barriers such as anxiety or writer's block. In that case, I use Zoom sessions to offer encouragement and strategies for overcoming barriers. When I review your document, I will: - Check spelling in UK English, US English, Australian English, or Canadian English - Make suggestions to improve grammar and punctuation to meet high standards. - Help to improve the flow and structure of your writing - Point out ways to improve sentence structure to conform with correct English conventions. If you are writing a thesis, I will: - Ensure that your writing is consistent with your preferred style guide: APA, CMOS, MLA, Harvard, etc. - Follow your university's template or your supervisor's directions - Identify repetition and redundancies and marking them for you to consider deleting - Highlight passages that need restructuring to improve narrative flow and argument - Provide guidelines for different thesis chapters, such as the Introduction or Literature Review Please review the feedback from my clients, to verify that my high standards will make your work stand out. I look forward to hearing from you. Elizabeth
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How to Hire Top Academic Editors

How to hire academic editors

Academic editors follow strict style guides such as APA, MLA, and Chicago. Academic editors also adhere to the requirements and standards set by organizations such as ISO (International Standards Organization). 

So how do you hire academic editors? What follows are some tips for finding top academic editors on Upwork.

How to shortlist academic editing professionals

As you’re browsing available academic editing contractor, it can be helpful to develop a shortlist of the independent contractors you may want to interview. You can screen profiles on criteria such as:

  • Industry fit. You want an academic editor who understands your industry so they can help you figure out how best to reach your target market. 
  • Project experience. Screen candidate profiles for specific skills and experience (e.g., editing a grant application).
  • Feedback. Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular academic editor.

How to write an effective academic editing job post

With a clear picture of your ideal academic editor in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for an independent contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project. 

An effective academic editing job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From editing literature reviews to term papers, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, subjects, or style guides, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

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ACADEMIC EDITING SPECIALISTS FAQ

What is academic editing?

Academic editing is the practice of editing academic documents such as research reports, grant applications, and term papers. 

Here’s a quick overview of the skills you should look for in academic editing professionals:

  • Academic editing and writing
  • Formatting and citation styles
  • Subject matter expertise (e.g., medical writing and editing)

Why hire academic editors?

The trick to finding top academic editors is to identify your needs. Do you need someone to help you format your term paper in APA style and ensure you cited sources correctly? Or do you require a subject matter expert to review your research paper before you submit it to peer review? 

The cost of your project will depend largely on your scope of work and the specific skills needed to bring your project to life. 

How much does it cost to hire an academic editor?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced academic editor may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver a higher-quality product.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their academic editing services more competitively. 

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

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