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Words of Wisdom

You expect far too much of a first sentence. Think of it as analogous to a good country breakfast: what we want is something simple, but nourishing to the imagination. Hold the philosophy, hold the adjectives, just give us a plain subject and verb and perhaps a wholesome, nonfattening adverb or two.

— Larry McMurtry

A.M. TEX Services

Email: am.typesetting@gmail.com
Education: M.S. in Physics and Ph.D. in Physics, Texas A&M University
Experience: Ten years experience as assistant professor of physics.  Over twenty years experience formatting and editing theses, professional manuscripts, conference posters, and educational materials.  Offering technical typesetting of theses and dissertations in accordance with university guidelines, research manuscripts in the style of professional journals, conference posters, and educational materials.  Additional services include preparation of publication quality figures, tables, code listings, and musical scores.  Experienced in fields that require specialized typesetting, such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, and music.  Portfolio available upon request.


Allison Humphries

Email: allisonhumph@gmail.com
Phone: (832) 797-9204
Education: B.A. from Texas A&M University in English Rhetoric, including a Professional Writing Certificate
Experience: Freelance editor for student theses, dissertations, and technical reports across the curriculum. Writing consultant at the TAMU Writing Center and College of Engineering. Writer/editor for Schlumberger Technology Corporation. Copyeditor for D Magazine.

Available for technical writing, technical editing, copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading, including for non-native English speakers. Specifically skilled in science writing, such as conference papers and presentations, dissertations, and case histories. Familiar with TAMU thesis style and able to edit to any style guide. Experienced with many curricula and industries, such as medicine, engineering, economics, psychology, and education.


Always Write Proofreading and Editing Services

Email: writingspecialist@alwayswrite.us
Phone: (936) 825-1900
Education: BA and MA in English
Experience: Over 18 years’ combined professional experience in formatting and editing scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, resumes, technical reports, and numerous other types of materials; teaching college writing and grammar courses; tutoring writing and grammar; and developing and presenting seminars on grammar skills, proofreading skills, and organizational skills. Academic editing services are available for graduate level and above. Visit www.alwayswrite.us for information and pricing.


Ann Kellett

Email: akellett@mac.com
Phone: (979) 229-3330
Education: B.A. in English from Hendrix College; M.Ed. and Ph.D. in higher education administration from Texas A&M University.
Experience: 30+ years as a full-time writer and editor at Texas A&M. Many years of experience working with and for international students and scholars.
Let me help you get the recognition you deserve!

  • Award-winning editor of scholarly work by non-native English speakers, especially in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Spent a month in Japan on an administrative Fulbright grant and was a participant in Leadership Texas.
  • Many long-term, satisfied clients in the United States, China, India, Korea and other countries.
  • Familiar with APA, Chicago, MLA and other style guidelines.
  • Services and prices are tailored to your unique needs for proofreading, substantive editing and/or formatting.


Aviary Writing & Editing

Email: editor@aviaryediting.com
Phone: (706) 421-3032
Education: Ph.D. in English, with a Writing Emphasis (The University of Southern Mississippi)
M.A. in English (Sam Houston State University)
B.A. in English  (The University of South Carolina
Experience: Twenty years of tutoring English, with fourteen years of editing all forms of academic and creative writing in any discipline or genre. I hold a doctorate in English and have published (authored or edited) over ten books with academic and/or university presses. My services have helped academicians and creative writers find publishers. My editorial services are available for graduate students and professors in any discipline. Those interested in my help are welcome to e-mail me personally via the e-mail addresses above.


Bill Darnall, The Writing and Training Company

Email: Bill@WritingAndTraining.com
Phone: (714) 751-6007
Education: MBA and BSEE
Experience: Get help with essays, proposals, newsletters, scholarly articles, theses, and dissertations for any field. Editing services include proofing, copyediting, and styling. Each editing project includes online or telephone consultation. Rates depend on project complexity and turnaround time. Our current Texas A&M University editing experience includes essays, proposals, scholarly articles, and dissertations. Our long-time professional editing experience includes technical books, technical manuals, trade books, business plans, journals, trade magazines, newsletters, websites, and reports. Bill Darnall is a professional writer, trainer, and editor with more than 30 years experience. He is the author of five published books. Bill’s other credits include articles published in professional journals, trade magazines, and newsletters. A teacher of technical and business writing, Bill is sensitive to the special needs of ESL students.


Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS)

Email: -
Experience: The Board of Editors in the Life Sciences  offers a certification examination for editors in the life sciences. See their website.


Bridges-Karr Consultancy [BKC]

Email: Linda@BridgesKarr.nl
Phone: +31 593-542363
Education: PhD in Sociology (specialization in organizations, volunteer management and volunteering) University of South Carolina 2001; Master of Public Administration (specialization in non-profit organizations) University of South Carolina 1997; Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sociology/Public Administration) University of South Carolina Aiken 1995
Experience: Academic editing since 1997

After moving to the Netherlands to conduct post-doctoral research in 2001, I began my own research consultancy and editing service in 2003. My academic background and active research projects provide me with extensive substantive knowledge and understanding of a wide range of social-scientific subject areas. In the editing projects that I regularly perform for language centers based in major Dutch and Belgian universities, I work with texts in a variety of fields, including business, economics, governmental policy, social development, architecture, engineering and medicine. I am particularly well equipped to work with authors whose native language is not English, transforming texts into a fluent and readable style while maintaining the author’s own unique voice and character.

I am also available for one-on-one coaching to improve academic writing. This could be particularly valuable for doctoral students or faculty members at the beginning of their career.


Eric, Professional Editing Services

Email: professionaleditingservices@yahoo.com
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English – Western Carolina University – 1997, Master of School Administration in Educational Leadership – University of North Carolina at Greensboro – 2003
Experience: As a professional editor with over 12 years of experience, I am as meticulous about effectively utilizing the revision process with my own writing as I will be with carefully editing your writing. I have a passion for academic writing and editing. Providing detailed feedback, concrete suggestions, and guidance to people engaged in various types of writing projects has always been intensely exciting for me. These are the types of services that I will provide for you as I work to help you perfect the written word. I will provide a short sample edit of your work at no charge upon request. I am proficient in a variety of style guides, including MLA, APA, CSE, Harvard, and Chicago and have experience editing a wide variety of academic subject areas. My experience includes editing essays, theses, dissertations, and PowerPoint presentations as well as fiction and nonfiction writing.


GardenWall Publications

Email: allena@gardenwallpublications.com
Phone: (517) 285-2081
Education: BA English 2005, MA work, partial, Professional Writing (Both Michigan State University)
Experience: GardenWall Publications offers discount student rates and specializes in tiered edits of theses and dissertations. Prior work in biological sciences, social sciences, literature, and Spanish language publications.


Georgianna L. Martin

Email: Georgianna.l.martin@gmail.com
Phone: (601) 212-6837
Education: PhD in Higher Education & Student Affairs, The University of Iowa; MA in College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University; BS in Psychology, Millsaps College

Experience:

  • Editor, Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of College Student Development
  • Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • APA citation style expertise
Areas of specialization: Education (higher education & student affairs in particular), Social justice/multicultural studies

 


Glenn Allen Phillips, Ph.D.

Email: glennallenphillips@gmail.com
Phone: (979) 412-1691
Education: B.A. and M.A. in English, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. in Higher Education, Texas A&M University
 
Experience:

Institutional Research Associate

Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting

University of Texas at Arlington

I have been working with students and faculty members on their writing projects for the last ten years. I am particularly interested in helping graduate students working on their dissertations or thesis projects, but no writing project is too small. I offer competitive rates and quick turnarounds. I look forward to helping you meet your writing goals. 
 


Jan Gerston Consulting

Email: jan.gerston@gmail.com
Phone: (979) 779-0262
Education: B.A., journalism, Northern Arizona University
 
Experience: 30 years’ experience technical editing and technical writing in the engineering and software development industries; 10 years’ experience in science writing and editing professional papers in engineering and the sciences.
 
Specializing in editing manuscripts of professional papers and dissertations in engineering and the sciences for non-native English speakers. My publications include white paper publications for research centers, non-profit organizations, and state agencies; trade publication articles; instruction manuals; journal papers. Editing of two-page excerpt at no cost. Contact me for fee schedule for various levels of edit.
 


Jay Brakefield

Email: Ellum1@aol.com
Phone: 979-571-8568
Education: BA in English, University of Houston, 1968
 
Experience: 1968-1983: Reporting and editing jobs on Texas newspapers.
1983-2001: News and features copy editor and frequent freelance writer, Dallas Morning News.
2001-2004: Freelance and contract work.
2004-2009: Copy editor, Bryan-College Station Eagle.
2009-present: Retired but busy with historical research, freelance writing, fact checking and editing and on-air volunteer work with community radio station KEOS.
Other: Numerous freelance articles, many on Texas blues and jazz. Co-author, with Alan Govenar, of two books, Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas and The Dallas Music Scene: 1920s-1960s. Researching a book on Brazos Valley plantations and the blues.

References available.
 


Jennifer Kuhn

Email: jenniferkuhneditor@gmail.com
Education: BA in English from Eastern Connecticut State University; Master of Professional Studies in Publishing from The George Washington University
Experience:

Community college professor and full-time editor available for freelance and ongoing projects. Experience includes copy editing and proofreading for:

  • Engineers (electrical, civil, environmental, other)
  • Medical (nutrition, nursing)
  • STM manuscripts, peer review management and journal submission)
  • Humanities
  • Communications and Marketing
  • PhD and graduate level essays, proposals, theses, and dissertations

Also available for general publishing consultation. Familiar with APA, Chicago, AMA, and MLA styles, and can become familiar with other styles (including house styles) as necessary. Competitive rates, expert knowledge, great service.


JoAnne Dyer, Seven Madronas Communications

Email: joanne@7madronas.com
Phone: (206) 465-9146
Education: BA in Communications from the University of Washington, certificate in Copy Editing from the University of California San Diego, advanced editing training from The Author-Editor Clinic.
Experience:

Freelance editor and writer who loves helping students and those who are doing good in the world. I have clients across the U.S. and Canada, including PhD students and self-publishing authors. I’ve also edited for independent publishers, nonprofits, and small businesses. I teach writing workshops at the NW Business Training Center in Seattle.

I specialize in advanced grammar concepts, adherence to style guides, consistency, clarity, syntax, rhythm, flow, and voice.

I help your best thinking come through in your words.


Julia Shaw

Email: editingpro1@live.com
Phone: (614) 537-9040
Education: Master’s Degree from the Ohio State University
Experience: I have more than ten years experience as a proofreader/editor including for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill and Suburban News Publications. I have also worked as a literacy tutor for ESL students. My areas of expertise include Social Sciences, Humanities, Biology, and Business etc. Focus is placed on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and accuracy of vocabulary. Suggestions are made on consistency of style, sentence construction and flow and overall readability. I will edit/proofread term papers, theses, dissertations, articles for publication, personal statements and novels. ESL students always welcome!


Karen Wilczewski

Email: karen@topdogcom.com
Phone: (317) 849-9022
Education: BA Journalism; Certification in Editing (15 hrs. beyond the BA)
Experience: Ten years experience editing professional journals, including an international dental journal, two full-length published books, and a social work journal. Edit multiple disciplines, including nursing, psychology, and sociology for clarity, consistency, and grammar. Specialize in working with individuals where English is their second language (ESL). Proofread dissertations, theses, and proposals. Style manuals include Chicago and APA.


Koenig Editing

Email: amanda@koenigediting.com
Phone: 336-793-7992
Education: MS Biochemistry (Texas A&M University), BS Biochemistry, minor Physics (High Point University), CRLA Level III Tutor (Master)
Experience:

Specializing in academic publications, Amanda helps authors develop and clarify their message. She has worked on a variety of technical communications, such as grant applications, dissertations, and manuscripts. She also helps non-native speakers polish their documents. While she primarily copyedits and proofreads, she is always interested in working on new projects within the sciences. Please visit koenigediting.com for more information.


Leslie Ann Locke

Email: lalocke77@gmail.com
Phone: (952) 451-7407
Education: BS in Agriculture, University of Minnesota; MA in Liberal Studies, University of Minnesota; PhD in Education Leadership, Policy, & Administration, Texas A&M University
Experience:

  • POWER Writing Consultant, Texas A&M University
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
  • Assoc. Editor, Educational Administration Quarterly
  • Co-coordinator and participant in the Scholars’ Retreat Dissertation
  • Writing Camp at Texas A&M University
  • APA citation style expertise

Areas of specialization: Education, Sociology


Mae Parker

Email: madimae2014@gmail.com
Phone: (806)-239-7618
Education: B.A. from TAMU in English Creative Writing and CRLA Level II Certification (Advanced)
Experience: Worked two years at the University Writing Center while an undergraduate student. Editor for Kibin.com currently, an online editing service. Editor/proofreader at a publishing house. Previously worked as an editor-in-chief at a university literary magazine. Currently work as an assistant editor for a small press. 

Experience in creative writing, copy editing, and proof reading across a wide range of fields and disciplines from education, psychology, philosophy, and various scientific/engineering fields. Available for technical writing, technical editing, creative writing, copyediting, copywriting, proofreading, including non-native English speakers as well. Specifically skilled (enjoy, even!) in resumes, cover letters, statement of purposes, creative writing, and liberal art fields. 
 


Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz

Email: margaret@margaretedits.com
Education: BA in Creative Writing and Social History, Carnegie Mellon University; MA and PhD in History, Indiana University, Bloomington
Experience: Margaret earned her Ph.D. in 2003 and has worked in the editing and writing industry for fifteen years. She was employed a copyeditor and proofreader for the most widely distributed history journal in the U.S. She has a thorough understanding of proper grammar and spelling and is familiar with Chicago style and other major writing styles. Margaret has coached hundreds of writers from first-year college students to business professionals.

Margaret is an experienced writer, including the composition of a doctoral dissertation, book reviews, scholarly essays, presentations for academic and general audiences, poetry, short stories, and a book-length manuscript. She has also edited and indexed an A-to-Z encyclopedia.

MargaretEdits offers a free quote and phone or email consultation to prospective clients. Her rates are very competitive with current market prices. MargaretEdits promises prompt and reliable turn-around on every project, and all of her services are 100% guaranteed.


Merrie Bergmann

Email: merriebergmann@academiccopyeditor.com
Phone: (508) 503-1528
Education: BA in Mathematics and Philosophy, Rutgers University; MS in Computer Science, Wright State University; MA and PhD in Philosophy, University of Toronto
Experience: I am a retired college professor (computer science and logic, Smith College) and a published author. I can copy edit documents in a variety of academic fields.

I will

  • proofread for spelling typos and punctuation errors, and correct grammatical and word usage errors
  • reword sentences for clarity and conciseness, eliminate repetition, and ensure that you have a consistent style
  • suggest reorganization when it will improve the flow of your ideas
  • check formatting to make sure that your document looks clean and neat
  • check that your document conforms to your chosen style manual.

My services are available for graduate level and above, and I welcome ESL jobs.


Patrick P. Stafford

Email: marcelproust37@yahoo.com
Experience: Freelance Writer, Editor, Journalist, Copywriter, Scriptwriter, Poet & English Tutor with over 30 years of experience proofreading, editing/copyediting and rewriting tomes of most every kind, including numerous genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Websites, book and long-manuscript editing and copyediting are each a forte of mine in that I have edited many novels as well as other forms of prose written by online businesses, regular authors and university students.


Rebecca Stout

Email: rebstout@yahoo.com
Education: BA and MA in English from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, PhD in English from Texas A&M University, and JD from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
Experience: I have 14 years of experience as a paid editor for Texas A&M.  I’ve edited 75+ dissertations and Masters Theses in multiple disciplines including architecture, computer science, food science, and many others.  I taught six years worth of Freshman Composition and Introduction to Literature at both Texas A&M and Blinn College.  I’ve also taught TOEFL prep courses for Kaplan.  My focus is on fixing any errors in grammar and punctuation, but also on polishing the language to vary word choice and sentence structure, polish sentence construction, etc.


Rod Hotz, Technical Writer and Editor

Email: hotrodz42@suddenlink.net
Phone: (979) 450-4722
Education: B.S. in physics, Southwest Texas State University and M.A. in physics, Sam Houston State University
Experience: Contract technical writer and editor located in Bryan with over 40 years of experience writing and editing technical reports, proposals, text books, professional society technical papers, trade journal articles, presentations, product sheets, and case studies for a Houston-based advertising agency, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Dresser Industries, Landmark Graphics, Houston-based oil industry software company, Texas Instruments, U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory, and NASA.


Ruth Schemmer

Email: schemmer.editing@gmail.com
Education: BA, Sociology, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; MS, PhD, Sociology, Texas A&M University
Experience: Over 12 years of experience editing theses, dissertations, journal articles and books in a number of disciplines:  environmental science, political science, sociology, construction science, architecture, engineering, accounting, management. Comfortable editing for non-native English writers. Contact me at the above email address for rates and turnaround times.


Sarah E. Velasquez

Email: browndogediting@gmail.com
Education: Master of Science in English, Masters of Agribusiness, Master of Library Science
Experience: Combination of over nine years of technical writing and editing, and over ten years of project development and management. Experience in document writing and editing (journal articles, theses, dissertations, etc), website editing and content development, grant writing and management, and marketing for the agricultural, scientific, medical, and educational industries. Also experience in editing for non-native English speakers.


Skip Press

Email: skippress@yahoo.com
Phone: (818) 261-4226
Experience: Skip Press has edited a Hollywood entertainment magazine, produced & directed plays, made instructional videos, sold feature film scripts, served as the Hollywood correspondent for Boys Life, been a staff writer for a UPN kids show, published young adult novels and non–fiction series like Star Families. He teaches an online screenwriting course that has been available in 1,500 schools. Skip has written or edited almost 50 books, including four editions of the Writer’s Guide to Hollywood, four editions of the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Screenwriting (including one in Russian). As an editor and consultant, he has worked with clients all over the world and provides references on request. His most recent projects include several client book edits and two ghost-writes including a 400-pager on stress management and the bio of a Fortune 200 company CEO.


Yasha Hartberg

Email: yasha.hartberg@gmail.com
Education: B.S. and M.S. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University; Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University
Experience: I am a university lecturer who has taught technical writing for over 10 years at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  I have extensive experience proofreading and copy editing journal articles, book length manuscripts, dissertations, and theses, including ESL projects.

While I have specialized in the life sciences (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Evolutionary Studies, Biology, Ecology, etc.), I have worked on projects in a wide range of disciplines including:  English, Creative Writing, Political Science, Religious Studies, Psychology, Anthropology, Education, and Economics.