• Essays Writing & Editing

Hello, fellow writer... no matter what age or level, from beginner to advanced to English as a second language needing help - to your maybe being published!

(Have worked with many foreigners as well as native-English speakers/Americans, here in Los Angeles! I also teach ESL, et al., and help with your ESL speaking, writing and related language needs!)

Every writer needs a good editor - or even a rewrite writer!
For websites, papers, essays, articles, books, and more...

ARE YOU SAYING WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO SAY - IN THE CLEAREST, MOST INTERESTING WAY?!
ARE YOU USING THE BEST ENGLISH...grammar, spelling/punctuation, word usage, paragraphing; transitions smooth, etc.?!
Besides writing/editing, I also tutor English & writing in English.

IN YOUR WRITING:

Do you have your (accurate) facts?
Is it opinion or fact?
Are your opinions based on solid facts and reasonable assumptions?
Is your surmising - reasonable?

Do you use good, solid analogies and comparisons?
Do you "grab" your readers?
Does the writing flow and read easily?

Does the wording really say it like you want?
Is there room for misunderstanding? if so, we'll work together to fix it!
Are there more than one/a few viewpoints given so that more of the "whole picture" is seen?

Does the entire writing relate to your main theme or purpose?
Is it organized well?
Does it flow smoothly?

Who will be reading your writing? Are you truly communicating to and with THEM?
Of course, are grammar, spelling, punctuation, wording, paragraphing - intact?
And is there enough feeling in your writing?

THESE ARE CONSIDERATIONS WHEN WORKING WITH YOUR MATERIAL and YOUR WRITING GOALS.

It's essentially a journey in thinking - no matter how simple or complex the material.

Have published in Education and the Arts...and edited numerous projects and styles of writing.

"EDITOR II" at the University of Oregon School of Educational Administration / Ed-Psych - 6 years, published

Freelance editing of students' work (from K to undergrad college) as well as grad-students', professors' and some authors' work; a few screenplays; most all for publishing...

Freelance proofing/editing/rewriting/writing - Los Angeles
(ALL KINDS OF MATERIAL, including brochures, reports, legal docs, books, articles, student projects, screenplays, websites, etc.) and:
Political & philosophical writing
Poetry writing
Editing of many academic subjects, usually for grad students and professors

BA Degree - Liberal Arts/Music/math --- Mills College / Univ. of Oregon -- writing honors in music/arts
MA Candidate - Interdisciplinary Studies/Arts --- San Francisco State Univ. / Univ. of Oregon -- writing honors in philosophy; aesthetics; social issues
References available.

Let's talk!
Please call. Thank you!

Best,
JULIE