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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:

PROOFREADING


​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.

COPY EDITING


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

​STYLE GUIDE


​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:

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

I'm a reference librarian at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

My main subject areas are:

  • Psychology
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    Cognitive Science
  • International Relations
  • Geography

I've spent some time editing:

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

Who I Can Help

Type of project:

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

My favorite topics:

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    Animals
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    Fitness
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    Gardening
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    Geography
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    Nutrition
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    Politics
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    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

​Editor

​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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