Independent Strategies
Freelance Editing and Writing Services
  • Academic Writing
  • Book Shaping
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Business Ads
  • Business Copy
  • Composition
  • Copy Editing
  • Coaching
  • Dissertations
  • Journal Articles
  • Technical Report
  • Theses
  • Web Pages
  • The Works!

I have been doing freelance editing and writing for over 30 years. In 1989, I obtained a master's degree in education with a focus on reading. Since then, I've worked in a community college on a three-course per semester basis. Courses I've taught include Developmental Reading, College Success, College Reading and Study Skills, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Basic Composition, as well as Academic and Technical Writing! Six years ago, I taught a course in Technical Communication for a medical college.

Teaching (and learning) over such a wide spectrum of reading/English courses has helped me to develop unique skills that I can offer my editing and writing clients. I've worked with business people, professors, graduate students, the Educational Broadcasting System in South Korea, and many others who value my knowledge and personal touch. My services range from helping a grad student start "from scratch" who (believe it or not) has never written an academic paper, to perfecting a book or journal article written by a highly skilled person who simply needed another pair of eyes to check her prose.

More specifically, I've composed complete TOEIC tests for EBS in Seoul, Korea for seven years and copy edited the Journal of Contemporary African Art for three years. I have had regular work since 2009 for a Korean government institute. I have also edited many dissertations for Cornell University students locally as well as papers for students, professors, and professionals from University of Illinois, University of Utah, the World Bank, and Capella Universities, among other institutions. Mostly, I have been working on various proposals/dissertations for online graduate schools such as Walden, Northcentral, and Grand Canyon Universities.

Although my focus is primarily academic, I have also done business writing and editing and can help write and develop a crystal clear web site, technical document, or brochure. I have worked with people all around the world. Many of my clients are English speakers of other languages or older professionals getting advanced degrees who have never experienced writing proposals, theses, or dissertations.