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.

Lisa Skinner editor

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’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, dissertations, papers, and grant proposals

My academic background:

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

Who I Can Help

Type of project:

  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Academic papers
  • White papers
  • Blog posts
  • Web pages
  • Ebooks

My favorite topics:

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

Zila Rosenberg

Reference Librarian

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.

Deborah Schwartz


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.

It’s not all work here at Cats with Pens

Here are two of the cats we know and love.

Yossi Tub

Former coworker now living off campus.
Yossi Tub cat

The Dude

The Dude was my helper at home. RIP.

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 or Zoom.