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.
I've spent some time in the classroom:
I'm a retired reference librarian from Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
My main subject areas are:
I've spent some time editing:
Who I Can Help
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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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does proofreading cost?
My base rate is $3 per page (250 words) or $0.012 per word. However, I can't give you a firm quote until we speak and I have a chance to preview your text.
How long will it take you to proofread my paper?
It depends on how long it is and how much work I need to do. You can send me a few pages to preview. Let's talk about it!
I'm behind schedule. Do you take rush jobs?
It depends on my schedule and work load. There is an additional charge for rush jobs.
I have a spell checker. Do I still need a proofreader?
A spell checker is great and I use one, too. But, the spell checker doesn't know if the correct word is "its" or "it's." Or "then" or "than." You need another set of eyes to read your paper and understand the context.
OK. But what about the grammar checker?
Grammar checkers can be helpful, but they are also limited. Nothing beats an experienced proofreader for getting the grammar right and making sure your reader understands your ideas.
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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.