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Words of Wisdom

The voice once heard perishes, but the letter once written remains.

— Ancient Roman proverb

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.


ALL WRITE/WALTERS INK

Email: allwrite2019@gmail.com
Phone: (832) 525-7370
Education: BS Radio/Television (Indiana University), MA Journalism (Penn State), Ph.D. Communication (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Experience: We are a team led by a recently retired professor with 25+ years of teaching experience at Texas A&M. We offer reasonably priced, and fast turn-around copywriting, editing and proofreading for theses, dissertations, journal articles, manuscripts, grant applications, educational materials, technical documents, conference papers, presentations, and social and digital media. Our service includes similarity resolution (including TURNITIN), fact and reference checking, formatting in APA, Chicago, MLA, Harvard and other styles, following university and publication guidelines. Team members have taught in the Middle East, Southeast and South Asia and Europe and can support writers whose first language is not English. We have worked in a variety of STEM, humanities, education and business disciplines, and are expert in the use of both descriptive and inferential statistics. We also are available for in-person or online consultation and one-on-one or small group mentoring to improve academic writing.


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/faculty theses, dissertations, and journal articles across the curriculum. Previously a writer/editor for Schlumberger Technology Corporation, copyeditor for D Magazine, and writing consultant at the TAMU Writing Center and College of Engineering. More than a decade of work with hundreds of graduate students and faculty across the globe, as well as corporate marketing projects and government reports.

Available for technical writing, technical editing, copywriting, copyediting, formatting, references, and proofreading, including for non-native English speakers. Specifically skilled in science writing, such as journal submissions, 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, business, government, and education.


Allison Pennington

Email: penningtonwriting@gmail.com
Phone: (803) 422-7396
Education: B.S. Elementary Education (Florida College), M.Ed. Reading Education (Vanderbilt University), M.P.A. Policy Analysis (Texas A&M University)
Experience: I'm an educator and nonprofit professional with a knack for presenting complex information in a clear, compelling way. I offer coaching and planning sessions, developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading for academic writing products, including theses, dissertations, and journal articles. I also support clients with grant proposals, briefs, and other projects that require communicating technical content to a lay audience. Contact me via email for a sample edit and custom quote.


Always Write Proofreading and Editing Services

Email: writingspecialist@alwayswrite.us
Phone: (830) 353-7167
Education: BA and MA in English
Experience: Over 25 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: ann@annkellett.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 of full-time, award-winning writing and editing experience, with happy clients around the world. I especially enjoy working with clients whose first language is not English. My specialty is editing personal statements, essays, letters, and related work needed to apply for college and graduate school, scholarships, jobs, and awards. I also edit scholarly work for English-language usage. I live in Bryan-College Station, Texas.


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.


Eliel Hinojosa, Jr., Quality Products Editing Co.

Email: elielhinojosajr@gmail.com
Phone: (979) 492-8484
Education: PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University; MEd, Secondary Education, University of Texas Pan American; MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University
Experience: I’m a full time educator of 16 years with experience ranging from PreKindergarten through post secondary. I specialize in documents related to education, specifically those focused on teaching and learning. I provide editing services for dissertations, theses, records of study, etc. I’m familiar with APA, Chicago and MLA style guidelines. Contact me to set up a time to talk about your editing needs. I’m excited to help you craft an excellent document!


Ellen Morgan

Email: ellenmorgan823@gmail.com
Phone: (979) 219-5567
Education: B.A. in English; M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
Experience: I have experience tutoring in a university writing center, copyediting for a small newspaper, and teaching English to non-native speakers. I'm an expert in APA style and well-versed in MLA and Chicago. I have edited dissertations, masters' theses, undergraduate essays, and creative, literary works. In addition to thoroughly editing your grammar and formatting, I offer helpful commentary as well as phone or Zoom sessions. No project is too large or small. I offer quick turnaround and competitive rates. You can find out more at my website, https://ellenmorganconsulting.com.


EnglishBCS

Email: info@EnglishBCS.com
Phone: (979) 574-8934
Education: All team members have a Master’s degree with experience in ESL.
Experience: EnglishBCS is an team of former English Language Institute TAMU teachers who can edit as well as tutor you on improving your writing skills in English. We have worked with students from all over the world and are familiar with language patterns and error analysis. We edit all types of manuscripts in the Bryan/ College Station area and offer a 30 minute consultation with each editing assignment to review comments and corrections. Our goal is to build fluency for second language writers. We charge $16 per page for editing.


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.


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: Director of Assessment, Howard University

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: janrobin@jangerstonconsulting.com
Phone: (979) 571-3640
Education: B.A., journalism
Experience: A total of 35 years’ experience in technical editing and technical writing in telecommunications, software development; water resources; civil, computer, mechanical engineering; and materials science and engineering in academia and industry.

Specializing in editing the work of STEM graduate students, postdocs, and faculty whose native language is other than English—

  • journal and conference papers;
  • academic application packages (teaching, research, and diversity statements);
  • faculty tenure and promotion packages;
  • theses and dissertations;
  • crafting of magazine-style articles based upon academic research for general interest audience;
  • proposal coordination.

Your manuscript will be returned with corrected grammar, punctuation, and diction, and with consistency checked throughout. Rewriting of sentences and paragraphs, transitions, reorganization, consistency of terms, and polishing of text is performed with change tracking enabled. I furnish suggestions for overall improvement. Editing of two-page excerpt is at no cost for demonstrating the level of editing you can expect. Formatting to the APA, MLA, Chicago, thesis office, or journal style. Contact me for fee schedule for various levels of edit.


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 of experience as a proofreader/editor, including for Glencoe/McGraw-Hill and Suburban News Publications. I also worked as a literacy tutor for ESL students for several years. I am experienced with a wide variety of academic fields. Focus is placed on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and accuracy of vocabulary. Suggestions are made on consistency of style, sentence construction and flow as well as overall readability. I will edit/proofread articles for publication, term papers, theses, dissertations, personal statements, memoirs and novels. ESL students always welcome! http://editingpro1.com/


Karen Wilczewski

Email: karen@topdogcom.com
Phone: (317) 508-4917
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.


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


Madison 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 has worked in the editing and writing industry for over fifteen years. She specializes in developmental editing, copyediting, indexing, and consulting for scholars working on dissertations, journal articles, and book manuscripts. She was employed as a copyeditor and proofreader for the most widely distributed history journal in the U.S. Margaret has a thorough understanding of proper grammar and spelling and is familiar with Chicago style and other major writing styles. 

MargaretEdits offers a free 30-minute phone/Zoom 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.


Rachel Hoyle

Email: rachoyle13@tamu.edu
Education: B.S. in Zoology from Texas A&M University; M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University
Experience: My diverse educational background and research experience provide me with a unique skill set for editing. Currently, I’m a PhD student in Science and Technology Journalism at Texas A&M University, through which I hold a teaching assistantship for an undergraduate course titled Biomedical Writing. I’ve had experience editing both technical writing (abstracts, manuscripts, dissertations, presentations) and nontechnical writing (news articles, feature articles, profiles). Additionally, I have 3 years of laboratory experience and 6 years of combined animal medical and research experience that serves me well in editing in biomedical contexts. I look forward to working with you.
 


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 more than 20 years of experience as a paid editor for Texas A&M and other academic institutions across the US and around the world.  I’ve edited hundreds of dissertations, master's theses, and academic publications in multiple disciplines such as architecture, computer science, the humanities, and countless others.  For six years, I taught Freshman Composition and Introduction to Literature at 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, organization, style, etc.


Rod Hotz, Technical Editing and Writing

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: Located in Bryan with 45+ years of technical editing and writing experience covering a wide range of fields, including physics, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, geology, and geophysics. Services include copy reviewing and editing, heavy editing and substantive line editing, and technical writing. Experienced in reviewing and editing technical papers for trade journals, professional society meeting presentations, technical proposals and reports, text books, product sheets, case studies, theses, and dissertations. Directed laser research projects at the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory, NASA, and Texas Instruments, in addition to long-term corporate communications managerial and senior writing experience with major U.S. and international oilfield-services companies. Resume and information sheet summarizing my contract services and rates are available upon request.


Ruth Schemmer

Email: schemmer.editing@gmail.com
Education: BA, Sociology, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; MS, PhD, Sociology, Texas A&M University
Experience: Over 18 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 Horgan

Email: sarahrenae21@gmail.com
Phone: (208) 669-0490
Education: M.A. in English Literature, Washington State University
 
Experience: Copyeditor for International Dialogues in Education. Published in Public Discourse and Verily Magazine. Writing consultant for farmwella.com. Taught undergraduate composition course at WSU.

I am proficient in copyediting and proofreading, and also have experience with content feedback and editing from undergraduate papers to graduate theses, and from business concept notes to academic journal articles. I have experience in scientific writing as well as the social sciences and especially liberal arts and can work with any style guide. I have also consulted non-native English speakers and am happy to work on those projects as well to develop the best possible product.


Sarah E. Velasquez

Email: browndogediting@gmail.com
Education: PhD in Information Management, Master of Science in English (Technical Communication), Master of Agribusiness, Master of Library Science
Experience: Combination of over 15 years of technical writing and editing, and over 20 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, social science, and educational industries, including extensive 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 and several others, produced & directed plays, made instructional videos, sold feature film scripts, published hundreds of article, been a staff writer for a network kids shows, and sold young adult novels and non–fiction series. Skip has written, ghostwritten or edited almost 100 published 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 project was ghostwriting a 500-page memoir of a highly-awarded Air Force veteran. The memoir Gathering Courage by Terry McMullin, edited by Skip after the A&M grad found him on this site, has won over a dozen major awards.


Tiffany Craft Portewig, PhD

Email: tcportewig@gmail.com
Education: PhD in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, Texas Tech University
MA in English and Technical Communication, Texas State University
BA in English and Political Science, Texas A&M University
Experience:

  • Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at Texas Tech and Auburn University, including freshman composition, business writing, technical writing, technical editing, document design,and grant writing. Worked in the Texas Tech University Writing Center during graduate school. Experience in industry as a technical editor for a software company and as a consultant innonline training and curriculum development.
  • Published in a number of scholarly journals and book chapters. Served as Book Review Editor for the journal IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. Received awards for scholarly writing and research, including Frank R. Smith Outstanding Journal Article Award for Technical Communication, The Society for Technical Communication’s Research Grant $10,000 Annual Award, and Texas Tech University Summer Dissertation Research Award.  

I am available for thesis and dissertation editing and can ensure your manuscript adheres to style guide and the Graduate School’s Thesis Manual. I have experience editing content in a variety of academic disciplines including liberal arts, engineering, and other technical fields. I can help with any type of writing project, regardless of length. Please contact me for details and rates.

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