Laura R.

MA in Psychology, BA in Middle Eastern Studies

When Laura was a child, her father used to mark up her grammar school essays with red ink. She hated it, but the process promoted a lifelong appreciation for editing and the importance of the clearly written word. (more…)

Favorite Author | Book: Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Favorite way to spend free time: Road cycling--planning on a 600-1000 km bike tour soon!

Editing Philosophy: I try to leave comments that will enable my clients to understand why I'm changing something. I try to help them improve their writing for their next assignment.

Tori M.

Honors BA in English from Scripps College

I spent four years working as an editor (and contributor) for my college newspaper, and I took up professional editing during my senior year. After getting my Honors BA in English from Scripps College, I went on to get my Publishing Certificate from the University of Denver. My career has always focused on the English language, and I’m proud of the range of my professional editing work: everything from personal statements to book manuscripts. (more…)

Favorite Author | Book: Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck, Emily Dickinson, John Green, Shannon Hale, J.M. Coetzee, J.D. Salinger, William Carlos Williams (don't make me choose just one!)

Favorite way to spend free time: Reading!

Editing Philosophy: Help authors communicate with their readers.

Gail

Gail L.

Master's Degree in Education and an Honors BA in English

I am an experienced teacher of thirty years, published writer, and a professional editor for about a decade. I have a Master’s degree in education and an honors BA in English as well as Senior Specialist’s qualifications in teaching English and ESL (English as a Second Language). (more…)

Favorite Author | Book: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian is my present favourite. But I am always finding new favourite authors like Sara Gruen.

Favorite way to spend free time: travel, writing, reading and playing bridge.

Editing Philosophy: Edit until the client is happy. The best editing is a two-way process.

Bryan K.

Professional Writer

I’m a fully credentialed high school English teacher, editor, copywriter, and sportswriter – I’m a man of many hats, as it were. The common thread between all of these, of course, is writing – I’m a firm believe that the being able to be understood clearly in writing is the most important skill you can learn in school nowadays (more…)

Favorite Book: 1984

Favorite Way to Spend Free Time: Watching Far Too Many Sports

Editing Philosophy: Tell 'em what you'll tell 'em, tell 'em, and then tell 'em what you told 'em.

Bryan
Uthra

Uthra S.

Brokerage House Editor

I’ve been editing for four years. I have proofread everything from doctoral theses to middle school English work books. I am currently an editor for a brokerage house based in Las Vegas. (more…)

Favorite Author | Book: Jeffrey Archer / The Clifton Chronicles

Favorite way to spend free time: what else, but in reading :)

Editing Philosophy: As an editor, I can make your work shine & sparkle, but will stop short of re-writing.

Manika G.

International English Language Editor

I am an International English Language Editor. My educational qualifications, in-depth industry knowledge, and experience help me to design tailor-made programs to suit the training needs of the individual. (more…)

Favorite Author | Book: I like reading Elizabeth George

Favorite way to spend free time: Reading

Editing Philosophy: Editing refines the written word. It brings clarity to text and ensures correct representation of thought.

Manika

Bethany M

TESOL diploma fully certified by Cambridge

I possess a TESOL diploma fully certified by Cambridge and have 5 years experience in teaching English as a second language. My expertise in grammar tutoring and correction helps many non-native speakers,  (more…)

Favorite Author | Book: Dean Koontz, Terry Pratchett

Favorite way to spend free time: Shopping

Editing philosophy: I'm not here just to correct your writing, I'm here to help you write better and improve.

Sarah C.

Masters degree in Applied Linguistics

I pursued a BA in Languages, a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and an MPhil in Second Language Studies in which I focused on how people acquire second languages. I also enjoy creating educational material, which is why I’m pursuing an Ed.D in Curriculum Development and Assessment.

Language has always been a passion of mine! I love learning new languages and enjoy analyzing the quirks of languages. It is only natural that I became an English teacher, editor and writer.

I pursued a BA in Languages, a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics and an MPhil in Second Language Studies in which I focused on how people acquire second languages. I also enjoy creating educational material, which is why I’m pursuing an Ed.D in Curriculum Development and Assessment.

After teaching high school English in South Africa for 1.5 years, running a university writing center for three years, and lecturing reading and academic writing courses at a university for four years, I decided to head to South Korea. I now work full-time training English teachers while continuing to write and do editing work in my free time.

I have over 12 years experience editing academic writing from high school essays to post-doctoral texts and textbooks and specialize in teaching writing. I have also written a textbook on learning to write well in academia and am working on the next one. I am an editor for the KSAT as well as an educational publisher and a school that prepares students for TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS exams. I also regularly edit manuscripts for novels, non-fiction books, websites and more as a freelancer. Rest assured that I have extensive editing experience and that your writing is in expert and experienced hands.

Remember that writing is a process and a skill that has to be developed. I like to help writers to become better writers – not just to hand in a better essay for one class. No one produces perfect writing without making changes to the original draft (sometimes several)– not even the greatest writers in history – so don’t hesitate to ask for help in your own writing.

Favorite Author | Book: I love James Patterson's writing and will read anything written by him!

Favorite way to spend my free time: I enjoy reading, writing, playing piano, hanging out with friends in coffee shops, movies and traveling.

Editing Philosophy: I believe in editing in such a way as to encourage students to improve their own writing skills. Writing is skill and one that takes a lot of time to improve, but everyone can become a good writer.

Favorite Quote: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the judgment that something else is more important than fear." (James Neil Hollingworth)

Sarah
Vidya

Vidya S.

Masters in Business Administration

I am an experienced writer, editor and blogger – and a full-time Mom. I have a Masters in Business Administration and a Diploma in Training and Development and I put my education to good use writing, editing and blogging on a variety of topics for a diverse clientele. (more…)

Favorite Authors | Book: P G WodeHouse, Rohinton Mistry

Favorite Way To Spend Free Time: Music, Writing, Reading, Sketching, Walking  

Editing Philosphy: The goal is to support the writer with voice, language, grammar, expression, coherence and flow, suggested improvements if any, with the result being the writer's best work, helping her connect with her reader. Error free, of course.

Kirti T.

BA Nagpur University

I’m the customer service expert here at Wordsmith Essays. With over 10 years of experience in eCommerce and the Service industry, I look forward to helping you get connected with our editing team. (more…)

Kirti