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​In search of the elusive ​typo.

​My name’s Lisa Skinner and I can help you with your proofreading needs. I’m a native English speaker with an eye for spotting typos and grammar gaffs in print and online.

The 3 Ways I Can Help Your Project

​You've worked hard to write your dissertation or paper. Now you need another set of eyes:


​Do you have text that's almost ready to go? You need another set of eyes to find errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  I also make sure tables and illustrations have the correct numbers and captions.


​I review your text and suggest minor changes for readability and sense. I ensure that all the elements on the page are consistent.


​Every publisher has a unique style guide. I will make sure your text matches the style guide and that references and citations are correctly formatted.

​My Background

I've spent some time in the classroom:

  • BA Geography, California State University, Sacramento
  • Master of Library Science, University of Maryland
  • Certificate for English Editing, David Yellin Academic College, Jerusalem

I'm a retired reference librarian from Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

My main subject areas are:

  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • International Relations
  • Geography

I've spent some time editing:

  • California Legislature, proofreading legislation
  • Hebrew University, main library newsletter
  • Hebrew University, students and faculty with dissertations, papers, and grant proposals

Who I Can Help

Type of project:

  • Dissertations and theses
  • Academic papers
  • White papers
  • Blog posts
  • Web pages
  • Ebooks

My favorite topics:

  • Animals
  • Fitness
  • Gardening
  • Geography
  • Nutrition
  • Politics
  • Psychology

​Lisa Skinner and I were colleagues for nearly 20 years working together closely at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Her work demonstrates an impressive understanding of the English language, a thorough knowledge of its usage, and a broad command of its grammar. Her proofreading skills reflect her eye for detail and precision. I can wholeheartedly attest to the fact that any project she undertakes will be completed to the highest standard.  

​Zila Rosenberg

​Reference Librarian

I have worked with Lisa Skinner on various projects in the past, and I wholeheartedly recommend her as a proofreader. She brings to each project a keen eye for detail, an attitude of professionalism, and a great sense of humor.

​Deborah Schwartz


​Frequently Asked Questions

How much does proofreading cost?

How long will it take you to proofread my paper?

I'm behind schedule. Do you take rush jobs?

I have a spell checker. Do I still need a proofreader?

OK. But what about the grammar checker?

​I'm ready to start. How do I hire you?

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​It's easy to get started.

​Click the button below. It will take you to my contact form. Just fill out your details and tell me a bit about your project. Then we'll arrange a time to meet via Skype.

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