Dr. Marc D. BaldwinFounder / CEO
A published author and scholar with 37 years’ experience in writing, teaching, and book editing, I’m a retired Professor of English. Since I founded Edit911.com, Inc. in December 1999, my staff and I have edited more than 10,000 books and dissertations, as well as 20,000 other business documents, essays, websites, and academic articles of all sorts, many of them for publication.
Breezy BaldwinVP / Director of Marketing
Breezy is responsible for our website’s development and maintenance, branding, social media and marketing strategy, and growth. She helped her father, Marc, grow Edit911 from a one-editor operation in 1999 to what it is today. She is also the owner of Ridesurf.
Editors A – Z:
Dr. Ada earned her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, with a focus on cancer biology. She has published a number of peer-reviewed articles, a scientific review, and a book chapter on topics such as: the influence of epigenetics on cancer biology; the potential role of chemical biology in regenerative medicine; and the role of cancer stem cells in anti-estrogen therapy resistance. She is currently an active researcher in the field of chemical biology and regenerative medicine. She is also a member of the American Medical Writers Association, and has experience editing dissertations, scientific manuscripts, and grants for non-native English speakers. As an editor, she hopes to build writers’ confidence by helping them develop their own voices.
Dr. Aden has always loved to read and her choice to study English and American literature seemed like a foregone conclusion at an early age. She has written on monsters as well as anthropological approaches to nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and Holocaust texts. She is the managing editor of an interdisciplinary academic journal and has years of experience copyediting and proofreading texts.
Dr. Alan graduated from an Ivy League university and holds a Ph.D. in History from The University of Chicago. He taught history, humanities and writing for over twenty years at universities in Texas and Florida, and is now teaching in Paris. He has written, edited and translated several academic books, many academic articles, and travel articles for the general public.
Dr. Amy B.
Dr. Amy B. holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in English and creative writing, and has published fiction and poetry in a variety of literary magazines, including Shenandoah, Missouri Review, and Other Voices. Her short fiction collection is forthcoming in September 2007. Over the years, she’s taught English and creative writing classes in both public and private colleges and universities.
Dr. Amy C.
In the process of earning her Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Dr. Amy C. became enamored with technical editing in general and APA Style in particular. She has published articles in peer-reviewed psychology journals and has written numerous technical reports as a program evaluator. She currently serves as a consultant with a professional university office. In this role, she edits technical reports before they are distributed to clients working in a wide variety of academic disciplines. She truly enjoys the academic editing process, and experiences a sense of accomplishment when she can help make good ideas shine through clear, concise writing.
Dr. Andy is a widely published poet and critic. He has an MFA in Poetry and a PhD in British Romanticism and Creative Writing. He has taught at public and private high schools, community colleges, trade schools, universities and as a corporate trainer. Additionally, as the founder of an online literary magazine and small press, he is one of the most skilled book editors on our Staff.
Dr. Ann holds a Ph.D. in political science and an M.A. in Russian and East European Studies from George Washington University. She has served as managing editor of a scholarly journal devoted to the political, economic, and social issues of communist and post-communist countries for many years and has shepherded a series of books on international economic development. She has taught international relations and political sciences courses ranging from freshman 101s to graduate-level capstone classes. She also has many years experience writing articles and books to introduce current events topics to high school and college students. She enjoys the challenge of wrestling a lengthy, jargon-laden manuscript into a concise, precise publication.
Dr. Arlene earned her Ph.D. in psychoeducational processes from Temple University and a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology from West Chester University. She published her doctoral dissertation in a peer-reviewed, scholarly developmental psychology journal. She blends her love for psychology with her affinity for journalism in academic editing. She has experience in editing doctoral dissertations in psychology and various other disciplines, as well as in reviewing psychology textbooks.
Dr. Barbara graduated from an Ivy League university and has a PhD from Howard University. She is a professor emerita at a prestigious university in the northeast. She has taught writing and edited manuscripts for over thirty years. The author of a book on language use, she has published and presented papers on her research in language and gender. Throughout the years, she has done freelance work as a copy editor and proofreader for publishers and colleagues. In addition, she has been an advisor for many doctoral dissertations on linguistics and communications.
Dr. Bill is a Ph.D. in Physiology and has conducted research and managed laboratories studying comparative endocrinology at universities all over the country. He has authored, reviewed, and edited manuscripts for publication in scholarly journals for nearly 14 years. Dr. Bill enjoys working one-one-one with students on theses preparation, oral presentations, and their first publication experience.
Dr. Blair is a professor, researcher, teacher, tutor, writer, and editor. She holds a PhD in Language, Reading, and Culture from a large research university in the Southwest, where she also serves as an Assistant Professor. She has composed and/or edited hundreds of term papers, theses, dissertations, essays, grant proposals, book chapters, white papers, reports, manuals, websites, and other types of manuscripts. She has published numerous articles in professional journals and recently co-authored a full-length textbook for teachers and library-media specialists. Dr. Blair has 25 years of experience teaching English at every grade level, from preschool to adult. She happily confesses to being one of those dorky people who loves writing and finds editing other people’s work to be extremely rewarding and downright fun!
When copy editing your manuscripts, Dr. Bob will bring with him 18 years of experience teaching college composition, grammar, and business and technical writing. Additionally, he is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has several years of experience working for the federal government and the banking industry. As a result of this experience, he is proficient at carefully considering your manuscript’s audience and purpose during the editing process to ensure your manuscript maximizes your unique “voice” and style.
Dr. Bruce completed his dissertation on American religion and politics in 1991 and is the author of three published books. He began his editorial career at an academic press in 1984 and has fulfilled various publications-related roles since then, writing and editing for both academic and popular audiences. Dr. Bruce has worked in public policy for most of the last 20 years, including four years as a congressional aide. He also brings technical competence to his work, having taught math through calculus and having composed or edited two studies in environmental policy.
Dr. Candice holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and owns her own private practice providing specialized therapy, assessments, and consultations to local, state, and national government agencies. She has produced papers for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other national organizations. In addition, she is CEO and founding partner of a national organization. In her spare time, Dr. Candice enjoys volunteering, reading, and participating in local Mensa activities.
Dr. Cathy holds a PhD in linguistics with concentrations in discourse analysis and syntax/semantics. She has served as the assistant editor of a scholarly journal devoted to literary criticism and taught college English for many years. She also has several years experience in technical writing, producing documents to guide college faculty in the use of technology for instructional purposes, especially for teaching online. Her interest in using technology for educational purposes dates back to 1993, when she first used a ListServ list for her students. Since 1996, she has developed a number of Web sites, in addition to developing or assisting with the development of dozens of online courses. Currently, she owns a business that specializes in developing learning software.
Dr. Cathy R.
Dr. Cathy R. earned her Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Missouri. In her 37-year career dedicated to transforming the written word into the published word, she has been a freelance writer and editor, a full-time editor for a religious publisher, and a tenure track university professor teaching writing at schools including Rice University and Penn State. Some people can always find a four-leaf clover in a clover patch; Dr. Cathy R. can always find a typo on a written page. She enjoys helping novice and accomplished academic and professional writers find more elegant ways to express their ideas and research.
Dr. Chris, after co-majoring in Entomology and Toxicology, is currently a research scientist at an internationally recognized research unit. He regularly authors, reviews and edits scientific research articles for academic journals. Dr. Chris currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of a regional online scientific journal, and is compiling and editing chapters for a book in the American Chemical Society Symposium Series. He dabbles in short fiction, has authored a forthcoming novel from Publish America, and drives his kids crazy by correcting their grammar.
A PhD in English, Dr. Christine has taught writing in New York and Los Angeles for fifteen years. While she has published academically on subjects such as Los Angeles literature, war narratives, and alternative religion, she also writes about contemporary fiction and nonfiction for national blogs and newspapers. She is currently focused on developing digital tools for use by faculty and students.
Dr. Claire holds a PhD in History from Cambridge University and two master’s degrees in urban planning and medieval history. She has extensive experience editing business documents, journal articles, academic papers, and theses. She taught history as an adjunct instructor in Virginia, and also has university teaching experience in public policy, administration, and political science. She has worked in a variety of industries, and has written and edited documents in federal and state government, real estate appraising, cancer data coding, graphic design, international development, and higher education administration. She has extensive experience helping ESL writers convey their ideas clearly, and loves helping all writers express themselves in elegant and thoughtful ways.
Dr. Courtney earned his advanced masters and PhD degrees in Translation and Intercultural Studies from Rovira i Virgili University, Spain. He also holds MA degrees in linguistics and economics from Temple University. He has more than 25 years of experience in translation, teaching, editing and proofreading. He has lived extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States and the European Union. He spent almost 10 years in Germany, as a corporate communications coach (English) to business executives and government officials. Dr. Courtney has published several peer-reviewed articles and is an active Translation Studies researcher. Currently he is a German/Spanish interpreter at an automotive assembly plant in Mexico although he lives in the US. For many years, he has translated and/or edited a variety of text types from country constitutions for the United Nations (UN Women) to dissertations to scholarly articles that eventually have become published.
Dr. Dan specializes in Irish literature. A scholar, translator (German<>English), and writing teacher for a dozen years at a major Ivy League university, few professional editors have his mastery over the small details that good book editing demands. He has won numerous writing and editing awards from many industry organizations.
Dr. Dan O.
Dr. Dan O. is a Ph.D. in Educational Policy with a focus on education reform in the developing world. He currently works for a non-governmental organization in Washington, DC where he manages projects in Africa and Eastern Europe, with regular travel to each. Additionally, he is currently the editor for a peer reviewed journal on education in developing countries, and spends significant amounts of time copy editing manuscripts.
Dr. Darryl is a former professor of English and creative writing who recently left academia to write full-time. His publications include 5 articles of peer-reviewed literary criticism, 12 short stories, more than 50 newspaper book reviews, 35 commissioned online reviews and one book of fiction, named to The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books that year, receiving rave reviews. Dr. Darryl has presented or published literary essays in France, Germany, Iceland, India, Sweden, Canada and the US. He has worked as an editor at The Fiddlehead (Canada’s oldest literary journal), as well as Studies in Canadian Literature, and he co-founded the arts magazine QWERTY (now in its tenth year). Dr. Darryl has supervised or examined more than a dozen MA theses in creative writing. He holds a PhD in English and an MA in English and creative writing.
Dr. David is a conscientious wordsmith who holds a bachelor’s degree in English as well as a J.D. and a legal master’s degree (LL.M.) in intellectual property law. He has won prestigious writing awards for his published legal scholarship and has worked as a professional editor since 1993, including a term as a legal editor for the Law Library of Congress. His work often involves academic materials by non-native writers of English as well as legal and business-related documents. His experience has included legislation, think tank briefs, law books, test-preparation books, treatises, encyclopedias, biographies, public relations materials, advertising copy, medical periodicals, trade association publications, cookbooks, travel guides, and fiction.
Dr. Deb is a PhD in Meteorology with a background in mathematics and physics. I have been listed in the Who’s Who of American Women since 2006. Published in many peer reviewed scientific journals, I also serve as a reviewer for several journals. Currently, I’m employed as a meteorologist with a state agency and am a certified first responder.
Dr. Dennis is a Ph.D. in Philosophy, with an M.A. in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. As Assistant Editor for ten years for one of America’s leading philosophy journals, he edited and proofread hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews. In addition, he taught Logic, Critical Thinking, and the History of Western Philosophy for seven years to undergraduates at Emory and the State University of West Georgia. He has lectured on painting at the Metropolitan and Whitney museums, and written art criticism for a New York gallery guide and book reviews for a major metropolitan newspaper in the South. He is comfortable editing material in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin and even (in small doses) untransliterated Ancient Greek. He is a voracious but critical reader, and relishes the task of helping others express themselves in their written work as cogently and stylishly as they can.
Dr. Diane holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing postdoctoral positions at Princeton and MIT, she worked as a medicinal chemist for over 25 years. She is an author of more than 80 scientific manuscripts, including 14 review articles and book chapters. Before retiring from the pharmaceutical industry in 2010, she was a member of the editorial advisory boards of three medicinal chemistry journals and served as a reviewer for several other journals. She has extensive experience working with colleagues for whom English is a second language, editing their manuscripts and presentations.
Dr. Donna is a semi-retired professor of English. For years, she taught creative writing and the usual freshman composition classes (as well as upper level courses in preparing teachers and in Romantic poetry) at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. An accomplished teacher, she received the great honor of being named one of fifteen professors across the state of Texas as a Minnie Stevens Piper Professor. In addition to teaching, Dr. Donna founded and edited Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature in 1997. She co-edited the New Texas series from 1998-2002. She has edited other professional journals and newsletters, and in 2003 she co-founded and edited Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas. In addition to editing, Dr. Donna has published short stories and essays in regional literary journals. Of all she has done, her greatest love is helping people to accomplish their goals in writing and communication.
Dr. Donna N.
Dr. Donna N. taught university composition, literature, business, technical, and creative writing courses for 14 years, then worked as a director of publications for an education research organization for another decade. Currently, she is working from home as a freelance writer/editor, while she raises her two young children (one under two!). She holds a PhD in English and has published in the areas of writing, literature, and education. An aficionado of fiction, she enjoys reinventing herself and her life.
Dr. Doug earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, all in English. A former editor at a major textbook publisher, he is also a graduate of Harvard’s Radcliffe Publishing Course. He has over thirty publications—a book, essays, short stories, and reviews–to his credit. He has taught English at colleges, universities, and community colleges for over a decade. Trained as a fiction writer at the Clarion Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop, he specializes in alternate history and time travel.
Dr. Dwight is an Associate Professor of English and Mass Communication. He has taught English Composition for eighteen years. His approach enables students to write clearly, effectively and insightfully using an improved voice. His teaching expertise received acknowledgment in 2001 and 2004 when he was recognized as one of America’s Best Teachers by Who’s Who. While serving as the editor of the Journal of Academic Affairs, he edited dozens of faculty articles and interviews. As a Senior Thesis Advisor, he has guided and edited hundreds of thesis submissions. These experiences allow him to work closely with writers to bring accuracy and polish to a developing piece. Exercising his creative energies, he has published numerous poems. In 2002, he received the Poet’s Merit Award from the International Society of Poetry.
Professor Edward is a former journalist and practicing freelancer who retired from college teaching after 44 years as a member of the Department of Humanities at two major Western universities, one major Southeastern university, and a large two-year college in the Southeast. He believes that writing should be clear, complete, concise, and correct, making reading easier, more understandable, pleasurable, and useful. He is dedicated to helping you achieve those results.
Dr. Ellis is a British qualified medical doctor now working in hematology in Munich. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians as well as having a first class honours degree in Pathology and being trained in Internal Medicine. He also teaches medical English to German medical students. He loves to write, read and pick holes in other people’s English, particularly in scientific papers. He is currently working on improving his German, writing a book (more later) and training for the Zurich marathon.
Dr. Erik holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology, with a MS in Applied Exercise Physiology and MA in Biology and Neurobiology. His scientific training and research work at institutions including the Mayo Clinic, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Minnesota focuses on understanding mechanisms of exercise intolerance in patients with cardiovascular diseases. He is an experienced author of peer-reviewed publications including work in both prospective and review style manuscripts, in addition to presenting his work at numerous high-impact conferences. He also serves as an external reviewer of manuscripts for several high-impact peer-reviewed journals and works extensively with scientists for whom English is a second language. Lastly, he has well-regarded analytical experience in working with complex datasets in deriving scientific questions and developing novel hypotheses to test in the human laboratory setting.
Dr. Ernesto has over fifteen years of experience working with writers as an editor, teacher, and coach. Many of the writers with whom he has worked have gone on to publish their work at major houses such as Knopf, Harper Collins, and Norton. He has published three novels, translated five novels from Spanish, and received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. As an editor, he specializes in fiction, nonfiction, and academic theses (with expertise in most style guidelines, particularly APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and CSE). He is currently an assistant professor of fiction at a major U.S. university.
Dr. Ferdinand is a Ph.D. in Linguistics and holds M.A. degrees in Russian and Computational Linguistics. He is fluent in five languages—Dutch, English, Russian, German, and French—and has published two academic books and several peer-reviewed papers. He has taught linguistics at various universities in the United States and Europe and has worked with Native Communities in the US and Central America.
Dr. Fred comes from a multidisciplinary background with a Ph.D. in sociology, a J.D., master’s degrees in communication studies and sport management, and a bachelor’s in English. He has taught several sociology courses, published articles and books chapters, and has reviewed manuscripts for an international interdisciplinary journal. His writings mostly focus on fiction, but last year served as the lead writer for a sports blog.
Dr. Glenn is a PhD in Business Administration. He also graduated from Southampton University in the UK with an M.Phil degree in Management Information Systems and an M.Sc in Computer Science from Century University in the USA. He recently completed an Executive Leadership course from Cornell University. Glenn is an accomplished freelance academic researcher and writer. Glenn has specific expertise in Information Technology and is a Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Certified IT Professional in Canada. He has gained over 25 years international business experience working as a CMC for a large number of international clients. He is now focusing his career on his academic interests in research and writing.
Dr. Gordon holds a PhD in Theology and an MA in Philosophy of Religion from London University. He also holds a BSc in Physics. His editing work encompasses books, articles and theses in a variety of subjects. He is familiar with both American and British English. He is an independent scholar, and is irritated by spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors in printed texts.
Dr. Gretchen is a director of a non-profit organization in Virginia and spends much of her time writing and editing grants. She also teaches cultural studies courses at a Virginia university. A Ph.D. in American Studies, she lived six years in Japan. While there, she taught at a university for four years and a high school for two years. She has traveled widely and her research focuses on cross-cultural relations, internet technologies, and the American south.
Professor Haley has been an instructor of writing, advanced writing, literature, critical thinking, world lit, women’s studies and literature, and mythology for more than 30 years. Before teaching, she was a book editor at a major university press, specializing in literary manuscripts, and later a proofreader for the Maine State Legislature. Trained at Radcliffe, Harvard, and other major universities, Professor Haley has publications in literature, political science, fiction, and poetry.
Dr. Helen graduated from London University with a PhD in English literature. Since then she has combined university teaching with copy editing jobs. She has published a book on V. S. Naipaul, based on her thesis, and reviews post-colonial fiction for the Times Literary Supplement. She has published academic articles, written a travel book and produced campaign material on international development issues for the charity War on Want. Dr. Helen has edited academic papers on philosophy, history and business studies for graduate students, as well being one of the world’s most widely recognized freelance editors. She also studied in the U.S. and has taught NYU students in London, so is familiar with the American university system.
One of our Staff’s best business editors, Dr. Hugh has 40 years’ experience in teaching, writing, and editing. A six-time recipient of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, he’s written and published several textbooks on expository writing. He also has over ten years’ experience in composing advertising copy and technical writing. In addition, as a former elected officer of a public body, he has numerous years of service as a recording secretary.
Dr. Ian has a PhD in physical chemistry. He has recently retired after 40 years as an academic with more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and two books to his name. He has acted as a reviewer for major journals in chemistry and chemical education. Dr. Ian has almost 20 years’ experience as a scientific editor, his encyclopedic knowledge of chemistry and its conventions well matched by his understanding of a range of referencing styles and acute attention to detail.
Dr. James holds an MS in the biological sciences and a PhD in the humanities. He has twenty years experience teaching and mentoring undergraduates and graduate students at universities in the US, during which time he has published a book and numerous articles and book reviews. Dr. James’s experience as an editor and proofreader includes books, articles and websites on subjects ranging from clinical and experimental science and marketing to sociology and the literature and culture of the ancient world.
Dr. James M.
James received his PhD in English from Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar, and holds a law degree from a top-tier Australian law school. An award-winning literary critic, James sits on the editorial advisory board of Australia’s premier literary journal and has written for publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Times Literary Supplement. Additionally, James has taught writing at the University of California, Santa Barbara and practiced as a trial lawyer for an elite international firm.
Dr. Jane is a PhD in biochemistry, with a focus on cardiovascular and clinical pathology. With years of experience leading a team of medical editors and science editors, she also holds an M.S. in nutritional biochemistry and a B.A. in fine arts and art history. She has received awards and funding from the American Heart Association, and serves as an international mentor for that group. Dr. Jane has published many peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, and has also written science books for teenage readers. She is currently working in the pharmaceutical industry managing the group that runs clinical trials. Dr. Jane’s greatest skill in medical editing, science editing, and technical editing is making the complex simple, a talent appreciated by many scientific authors who need to explain difficult concepts in an understandable way.
Dr. Jason, a PhD in Biology from Queen’s University, is currently a faculty member at a liberal arts college in New York State where he teaches animal behavior, morphology and evolution. Dr. Jason serves as one of the medical editors and science editors of several journals in his field, has reviewed manuscripts for 18 different journals and book publishers, and has published many peer-reviewed manuscripts in leading scientific journals. Dr. Jason has consulted with both the U.S. and Canadian governments on endangered species listing decisions and has worked extensively in the natural resources field.
Dr. Jen worked as one of the technical editors for a major publisher before moving on to an interest in American literature and academic editing. She holds a doctorate in English literature and teaches at a teachers’ college in Israel where many of the students are not native speakers of English. Consequently, in her ESL editing she has had a lot of practice helping writers polish their grammar and word choice. She enjoys the challenge of editing a text so that it reflects what the writer really means to say.
Dr. Jennifer, a PhD in Chemistry from Queen’s University, has authored numerous papers published in leading scientific journals from the fields of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and structural biology. Her postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan and Berkeley delved into the enzymology of the biochemical target for nitrovasodilator drugs. After working for seven years in a structural genomics lab at the University of Toronto and studying drug targets in protozoan diseases, like malaria, she is taking on new challenges. As someone who loves science and research, reviewing manuscripts and editing papers satisfy her desire to participate in the academic world. In parallel, she is studying Health/Fitness and teaching fitness classes, as well as volunteering to help school-aged children learn about science.
Dr. Jerry is a PhD in Government from Cornell University and also earned an MA and BA in Political Science from Emory University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During more than thirty years in higher education, his posts have ranged from professor to president (of two different colleges). Dr. Jerry has remained an active scholar throughout his career. His numerous publications cut across disciplines, range from the peer-reviewed to the popular, and include books, chapters in books, and articles. His writings have been published by Prentice-Hall, the University of Virginia Press, Tyndale, National Review, and others.
Dr. Joann holds a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), with a focus on Health Education and Communication. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored a book chapter on adolescent health, and has served as a reviewer for public health journals. She is experienced in editing scientific manuscripts and dissertations, particularly for non-native English speakers.
Dr. Joe has a very diverse background in multiple medical and scientific disciplines. He holds his Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science and his Master’s degree in physical therapy. After working in the clinical field for 3 years, he returned to school to pursue his doctorate in the interdisciplinary field of biomechanics. He has collaborated with successful senior investigators in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Rehabilitation, Physiology and Biology. Dr. Joe is the first author on eleven manuscripts that are published or are under review at peer-reviewed journals. He has presented the findings of his research at national and international meetings and currently serves as a reviewer for various peer-review journals. A member of the American Medical Writer’s Association, he’s an experienced editor of scientific documents and works well with people who are not native English speakers.
Dr. John holds two M.A degrees and a Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He publishes manuscripts regularly in prominent peer-reviewed journals, as well as produces numerous technical reports and policy briefs. His teaching and research experience center around education, program evaluation, psychology, psychometrics, social justice, sociology, and statistics. He is currently directing a large research grant at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. John C.
An Orthodox Christian clergyman, Dr. John C is knowledgeable about many things pertaining to theology, Eastern Orthodoxy, patristics, New Testament manuscripts, and Eastern Europe. He holds graduate degrees in English language and literature. His M.A. thesis and PhD dissertation focused on textual criticism, permitting him to range broadly from medieval to modern texts. Graduate school also gave him the opportunity of working for an NEH-funded scholarly editing project. This experience, along with teaching writing classes, prepared him for entry into the publishing profession. As an editor, he has worked on a broad range of publications–from large books to brochures and forms–for people in government and in academic, educational nonprofit, financial, and scientific organizations. He is a keen lover of concise writing and an advocate of clear communication.
Dr. John K.
Dr. John K holds a PhD in Modern European History from the University of Pennsylvania. He’s edited a range of materials, from dissertations to children’s and young adult books. A facile writer, he also has an unerring eye for the structure of a book, where it fails, and where it succeeds. His interests are widespread and he never stops reading and learning.
Educator, author and editor, Dr. Joyce is the lead instructor for a stand-alone service-learning program at a Tennessee university. She has written professionally for over twenty years. In addition, she performs book editing and proofreading for a publishing firm in Northern California. She holds a Masters degree in English and a doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Julia is a PhD in English Literature and Economics. She has been teaching university courses in English, rhetoric, economics, and mass media for twenty years. Her writing credits include a grammar book, a decade of writing for a NYT-owned news and entertainment Website, multiple academic and critical articles, and creative writing. Her editing experience includes legal briefs, grant proposals, business reports, resumes, and novels. Her editing skills promote immaculate grammar and strong, crystal-clear communication.
Dr. Justin, a college professor with 33 years of teaching experience, is a Ph.D. in Communications with a Master’s degree in English. The author of a full-length academic book, he has also written a number of journal articles and truly enjoys journal editing. In addition, Dr. Justin is the author of seven published novels, three novellas, and 22 short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies. He writes fiction in the genres of horror, fantasy, and crime/suspense.
Dr. Karen holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, a master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy, and two undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Spanish. Currently, she works as a Research Manager for a university system of higher education; she also serves on the review and editorial boards of five academic publishers. Dr. Karen is an experienced academic who enjoys helping writers of all ages and abilities to improve their skills, one tracked-change at a time.
Dr. Karin is a former Biology teacher who enjoys medical editing. She holds a Ph.D. in Genetics, and has significant experience in content editing and writing for a major textbook publisher. In addition, she has spent untold hours working with students to perfect their papers and assignments. She loves to read (especially science fiction/fantasy), and is annoyed by grammatical errors in print. Her goal is to ensure your intent and style is clearly portrayed in your written work, while being “picky, picky!” about preventing grammatical, typographical, or other errors.
Dr. Kate holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She has over ten years of research experience in tropical and temperate field biology, molecular genetics, mammal and avian physiology, and evolutionary biology. She has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and has written and received many research grants. She has extensive experience editing dissertations and manuscripts in the sciences. In addition to research, Kate has taught for many years at a major university and has helped hundreds of students learn to write scientific papers. She finds great satisfaction in helping writers to organize, clarify, and find pride in their work.
Dr. Kathleen’s career follows two integrated tracks—both under the communications umbrella. She is an expert in marketing and corporate communications, and in academic writing, editing, and proofreading (primarily editing dissertations and theses). Her expertise in strategic and tactical execution of all forms of marketing and corporate communications is the result of two vice president of marketing positions, a director position at a Fortune 100 company, and almost 20 years experience managing a successful marketing and corporate communications company. Academic communications expertise comes from a blend of practical experience and education. Dr. Kathleen has a Doctorate in Organization Development and a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Midwest universities.
Dr. Kiran is a lecturer in English Language and Literature at a major European university. She is also the chief editor for several publishing houses in London, England. After completing her graduate studies in English Romanticism at Oxford University, she recently published her first book with Cambridge on alchemical tropes in 18th and 19th Century British Literature. She has taught a variety of courses, ranging from Greek Mythology through to Medieval, Elizabethan, Restoration, Romantic and Victorian Literature, as well conducting specialised seminars in Critical Thinking and Academic Writing.
After graduating from an Ivy League college and then from a major New England law school, Dr. Larry practiced mostly criminal trial law for over 30 years, during which time he also taught legal subjects at several colleges and universities, either in the classroom or online. A compulsive writer, he has seen one of his published essays adapted to the stage in Manhattan, where it lasted three weeks! His passions include the entire Sherlock Holmes canon and the works of Gilbert & Sullivan.
Dr. Liliana is an International Economist and has more than 5 years of experience writing reports for international organizations and academic institutions. Currently based in Australia, Liliana is Swiss-Italian, but she was born and raised in Central America and is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French.
Dr. Lilla holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and an MEd in International Teaching. She has taught English and Business Communication at major universities based in the US, Europe and the Middle East for many years, also supervising doctoral candidates and serving on international defense committees. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of linguistics, English language teaching, business communication and marketing, and has authored research monographs published by prestigious academic presses. Her extensive experience in intercultural settings has given her a special appreciation for the needs of writers whose first language is not English.
Dr. Lisa is a writer and educator. She has practiced both scientific editing and business editing. She is a Ph.D. in Psychology, with an M.A. in English Literature. For seven years she worked as the Assistant Director of a Management Communication Program at a business school. She edited academic articles and speeches for business school professors and graduate students. She also taught media interview skills and presentations to MBAs and executives. At the same time, she consulted for nearby businesses such as Trammel Crow, Kaiser Permanente and Collagen Corporation. She has written award winning health-promotion grants at the local and state levels. A dedicated manuscript editor who doesn’t mind re-working the text, she cares about the voice and tone of a piece, as well as its content.
Dr. Loyd is a PhD in History, who minored in English. A member of Western Writers of America, he has written three nonfiction books and one novel, and has edited several other books, as well as a great number of articles and academic papers. He has spent thirty years teaching, the last twenty-seven at the university level. His interests center on history and military matters, not a surprising combination considering the fact that he is a retired commander in the United States Naval Reserve. For the past twenty years, he has taught a course in graduate research and writing, and for the past six, he has taught senior undergrad courses in short and long fiction. When he edits a piece of writing, he tries not only to improve the writing, but also to help the writer develop greater skill.
Dr. Marc studied at several of the finest universities in Canada and holds a Ph.D. in Biology from McMaster University. He obtained unusually broad training in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry, having completed postgraduate work in both plant biotechnology and biomedicine. Having published in top-tier journals, he has an excellent track record in securing fellowships and grants. With his 15 years of experience in academic writing, he will help make sure your project is flawless – logical, elegant, and a pleasure to read. With extensive experience in editing scientific journal articles and proposals, he is also interested in multidisciplinary work such as science policy and bioethics.
Dr. Margaret holds a Ph.D. and two master’s degrees in Humanities as well as a B.A. in English. Over the last 25 years, she has worked as a writer and editor at a major publishing house, an applied research center at a large university, and a university admissions office. With expertise in both academic and technical writing, she brings a wealth of experience as well as a sharp eye to the editorial process. She is currently a Humanities professor and a writing tutor.
Dr. Maria Elena
Dr. Maria Elena is one of the very best freelance editors on our Staff. She was an editor for a nationally-recognized educational publishing company and has taught composition and creative writing at the university level for eleven years. A Ph.D. in literature from the University of California Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Michigan, she has published poems and critical writing on contemporary poetry and fiction. In her years as a composition teacher, she has found the greatest satisfaction in helping individual writers to articulate complex and subtle ideas in lucid, elegant prose. Her wide-ranging teaching and research interests include U.S. literature (especially nineteenth and twentieth century), poetry and poetics, literary theory, U.S. history, Latin American literatures, Cultural Studies, popular cultures, the history of science, autobiography, and politics and political theory.
Dr. Mariah received her PhD in pharmacology from the University of British Columbia. For her postdoctoral fellowship she wrote two grant applications and found herself in the fortunate position of having to choose which award to accept. She has authored several manuscripts and book chapters and has also served as a peer-reviewer for various scientific journals. As a research scientist and lecturer she has edited hundreds of academic works including original manuscripts, literature reviews, thesis proposals, book chapters, and dissertations. Mariah is passionate about academic writing, believing it to be an indispensable skill for any scholar and essential to the promotion of new information and ideas. As an editor she has a scrupulous eye for detail and is one of those unique souls who actually enjoys checking for punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
Dr. Marianne has a Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christian Origins from Vanderbilt University. She has published a book, several articles, and book reviews. Dr. Marianne has many years of experience as a professional editor, most recently at Abingdon Press, where she worked with dozens of authors to polish manuscripts for publication in the five-volume New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible and other reference works. Before working at Abingdon, she was an associate editor for the Feminist Companion to the New Testament commentary series published by Sheffield Academic Press/Continuum. A professor of New Testament at a major university, Dr. Marianne enjoys coaching her students to write clearly and well.
Dr. Michael is a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and the leader of a team of technical editors at his corporation. Having published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Dr. Mike has worked with many students to ensure they are able to clearly present scientific information in written and oral formats. When performing his scientific editing duties, he works to convey all ideas in the simplest of terms to ensure that interested readers can understand the material.
Dr. Mike received his Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine from the University of Maryland and performed his postdoctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute. His research focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cancer. Currently, Dr. Mike supports the career and professional development for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the STEM fields, both locally at his home institution, and nationally in leadership roles for professional societies.
Dr. Olga holds the BA in English and Music, and studied at Oxford University for her Ph.D. in Moral Philosophy. She has taught for over a decade at a liberal arts college, while writing and editing essays and books and mentoring young writers. Her editing experience includes government white papers, graduate and undergraduate theses, novels, poems, essays, and even nonbinding resolutions. She specializes in clarifying complex ideas and making bulky paragraphs and sentences smooth and concise.
Dr. Patty earned her BSc in Psychology, MScF in Forestry (wildlife biology), and PhD in Medical Science (psychiatry research) from the University of Toronto. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in epilepsy research. Dr. Patty has numerous first author publications and has acted as a guest reviewer for numerous journals. She specializes in helping students prepare theses and dissertations for submission and defense, as well as converting them into journal articles and books.
Dr. Peter’s professional life spans the academic, the scientific and the business worlds in almost equal measure. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has held a Research Staff Membership at IBM’s prestigious T. J. Watson Research Center and an Associate Professorship in Linguistics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has published in the fields of linguistics and education and is the author of the landmark Grammar of English Predicate Complement Constructions for MIT Press. He is also a Senior Author of the widely adopted textbook program Basic Reading Series (Holt, Rinehart and Winston). Adopting education as his focus, Dr. Peter created a private practice that specialized in developing online and text-based instructional materials for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Con Edison, the NASD, Mobil, Ortho Pharmaceutical and many others.
Today, Dr. Peter’s greatest enjoyment resides in being an editor and teacher whose mission is to assist his clients in achieving the humanity, the logic and the linguistic precision that their readers are anticipating. He is comfortable working across a broad range of assignments, from doctoral dissertations to shareholder letters and to almost all editing challenges in between.
Dr. Philip is the author of 12 books and over 100 scholarly articles. He has worked and taught in Israel, Switzerland, and New Zealand. He is presently an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Auckland, though he lives in the US. Since he was a wee tyke, he has had a fascination with words, and enjoys the thrill of getting something “right.” He has supervised over sixty Masters and PhD theses. His specialist areas are religion, counseling, psychology and psychotherapy, Pacific studies, and gender studies, though he also reads widely in sociology and anthropology.
Dr. Rachel is a PhD in British literature and dance. She has been teaching literature and composition at the university level for several years and currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and teacher. Her publications include peer-reviewed academic articles and work on popular culture, and her research interests extend widely across the arts and humanities. She loves helping people become better writers and more enthusiastic readers.
Dr. Randall’s academic training was primarily in chemistry and physics. He earned his PhD in applied science from a large university in the Southeast. Over the past two decades, he has worked as an editor and writer for clients in government and private industry. He has prepared curriculum materials for some of the leading educational publishers in the U.S., and is the author of an introduction to globalization for young readers. His freelance writing has appeared in such top-ranked publications as BusinessWeekOnline and CBSHealthWatch.
Dr. Randy holds advanced degrees from one of the oldest universities in England and from an Ivy League institution. He has taught everything from Medieval literature to Modern poetry in the English departments of an Ivy League university and a nationally-known liberal arts college. He has published numerous pieces for both scholarly and general audiences.
Dr. Rob earned his Ph.D. in English in the area of Rhetoric & Composition. He coordinates a writing program for college freshmen, and teaches writing on every level: developmental, freshman, advanced, graduate. He mostly teaches courses that prepare pre-service language arts teachers and graduate student composition instructors for the classroom, and also teaches literature and graduate rhetoric. He edits not just by correcting errors, but by finding the expression that best serves the document’s overall purpose.
After graduating with honors from the University of Michigan, Dr. Robert received his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University where he specialized in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature. During 35 years of full-time teaching, Dr. Robert served as the chair of two departments and as the editor of an award-winning academic journal from 1989 to 2004. In addition to a book on Thomas De Quincey, he has published numerous refereed articles and is currently writing a monograph on espionage fiction. His other pursuits include fishing, kayaking, and managing a 50-acre farm.
Dr. Roger is a PhD in management, so he has extensive experience working with other business editors. In his first career, he was an experimental test pilot. Then, he spent ten years teaching and doing research at a Hong Kong university, where his most appreciated contribution was the countless hours he spent with graduate students and colleagues, translating their papers and articles into standard English. Dr. Roger’s favorite things are good books, good food, and starry nights. His least favorite things are verbosity, redundancy, and adverbs. Favorite quotations: “Easy writing’s vile hard reading” (attributed to Samuel Johnson). “Eliminate unnecessary words!” (Wm. Strunk)
Dr. Rudy received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and has nearly 30 years experience as a faculty member in four different clinical psychology doctoral programs that are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). That experience has included all sorts of writing and editing, including books (authored and edited), book chapters, journal editing, and grant writing. Recently he was president of Division 50 (Addiction) of the APA.
Dr. Sallie is a PhD in Administration and Management with a specialization in Marketing, and a Master’s in Advertising. She has worked in both academic and professional arenas, and is a former professor of advertising creative strategy, copy writing, editorial writing, graphic design and public relations. Her experience also includes being a journalist and magazine editor, a marketing and communications director, a ghost writer, and consultant for publishers and authors. She has published two inspirational books, and is currently seeking a publisher for her first series of novels.
Dr. Sandy loves editing almost as much as she does singing. As a former English teacher, adjunct instructor at three Midwest-area colleges and universities, and former high school principal in a suburban area, she has written and edited countless papers, theses, dissertations, proposals, short stories, poems, letters, manuals, guides, books, website text, ad copy, resumes, cover letters, and just about anything else that is done in written form. A perfectionist at heart, Dr. Sandy tries to take her time to ensure the client’s needs are met and the finished product is exactly what is needed.
Dr. Sarah received her Ph.D. in speech, language, and hearing sciences. She also has a background in cognitive science and human neuroscience. As a practicing speech-language pathologist in the public schools and in her private practice, she works with children and adolescents who primarily have spoken and written language impairments. She has presented multiple research papers and published research articles, and instructor’s manuals, and a book chapter on the neural substrates of speech, language, and memory. Dr. Sarah has also reviewed journal articles and has worked as the assistant to the editor of a speech-language pathology journal. She is constantly working to improve her own and others’ written and spoken communication. She enjoys writing and editing scientific work to improve the clarity with which the ideas are communicated, as well as perfecting grammar and style.
Dr. Scott, a PhD in plant pathology, is the Senior Editor for a major scientific journal. Widely published and internationally recognized, Dr. Scott travels the world as a lecturer and research associate in biology and microbiology. If your academic paper is scientific and you aspire to publish it, Dr. Scott welcomes the opportunity to work for you.
Dr. Scott G.
Dr. Scott G. is the manager of research at a bustling university research center. Over the past several years, he has had the opportunity to publish empirical and theoretical articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as write book chapters on research methodology. Additionally, his doctoral dissertation was published in a peer-reviewed, scholarly education journal. He has experience advising doctoral students in the social sciences on their dissertation topic selection, manuscript editing, and in the capacity as a dissertation chair. He earned a Master’s degree in classical liberal arts and a doctorate in education.
Dr. Sean specializes in molecular cell biology. He teaches graduate courses in cancer biology, and oversees a research laboratory. After gaining his PhD in the nineties, he worked in various labs studying mechanisms of cell signaling. He has published many peer-reviewed manuscripts and review articles in his field, as well as being awarded several research grants. He has also been a news writer for various professional scientific journals, covering new discoveries and areas of interest for life scientists.
Dr. Stephane is a writer, playwright, and film journalist living in Atlanta, GA. She has published several articles on film, literature, and popular culture and is the author of a forthcoming study on race, gender, and sexuality in Black power action fantasies. She received her PhD in English, MFA in creative writing, and MA from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Steve is a Ph.D. in English Studies with a concentration in cognitive linguistics. He has published three novels, a textbook, and numerous nonfiction pieces, many of which are scattered across the Internet. In addition to literary prose, he has a special interest in business and technical writing.
Dr. Susan was the kind of kid who thought diagramming sentences in English class was fun. She has taught undergraduate French, community college English composition, and adult education, as well as working for years proofreading for a major journal.
Dr. Tim holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Duke University and has published multiple articles in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. For the past seven years, he has been a senior manuscript editor for a Boston-based publisher, focusing on enterprise information technology. He specializes in editing medical, scientific and technical manuscripts and is a highly experienced ESL editor, helping non-native writers express their thoughts clearly. In former lives, he was an IT manager at a pharmaceutical startup, a freelance Web designer and a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.
Dr. Victoria is a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. She has done research in Toxicology and Reproductive Biology, taught Genetics and Cell Biology, and tutored nursing and medical students in Pharmacology and Neuroscience. As a researcher, she has published peer-reviewed research articles and wrote many grants, and as a teacher, her students have learned to write scientific papers instead of simple lab reports. She currently lives in Germany, enjoys learning German grammar, and is constantly correcting her children’s grammar, both German and English.
Dr. Wayne holds B. A. and M. A. degrees in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph. D. in English from the University of Delaware. He has taught composition, literature, and linguistics for nearly thirty years and has published three books and dozens of professional articles in addition to newspaper columns. He has edited in-house university publications and has served as an editor for a professional journal. He is widely consulted by the news media for information about new words and the history of the English language.
Dr. William is a PhD in Religion, has worked professionally in publishing for 11 years, and teaches religion courses at a major university. William specializes in editing dissertations and essays in a variety of subjects.