Do you need help getting to a book manuscript? Refining an article or chapter for publication? Crafting a compelling abstract? Polishing a teaching philosophy statement? Editing under a tight deadline? Ensuring that your writing reads smoothly and convincingly?
I understand the challenges that even the most articulate non-native speakers face when writing at a highly advanced level of English.
I have extensive experience working with ESL undergraduate and graduate students (including social work, medicine, business, the sciences, the arts and humanities).
Many of my longstanding clients are international academics–students and professors–who trust me to discreetly polish their abstracts and articles for publication in English-language journals, as well as teaching statements and book projects.
I ensure that you keep and refine the best of your own voice and ideas as I also check your grammar and word choice. I am skilled at asking questions that help you develop your draft’s structure and concepts and produce a clear and compelling final piece of work.
What clients have said about my work:
“I’ve worked with Gillian for the past nine years on projects including journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and teaching portfolio documents. Referred by a mutual colleague, I first began working with her because she provides meticulous copyediting that ensures the correctness of my English, as I am not a native speaker. But a greater strength is that she always asks deeper questions that develop my concepts further and close any gaps in my arguments, bringing me to a strong finished product much more quickly that I could do on my own.” –American/British literature professor, name withheld.
Pennies for my thoughts
If you are wondering about rates, I work within the mid-range of the Editorial Freelancers Association’s recommendations, listed here.
Each project is unique, and I adjust my rates accordingly, so instead of a fee chart, I offer price quotes tailored to your projects.
I don’t separate out copyediting, substantive, and developmental editing as many editors do. This frees me to be unstintingly engaged with improving your work.
How to Contact Me
Please feel free to contact me about your editorial needs. I look forward to hearing about what you are working on: