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 40,000 books and dissertations, as well as 60,000 other business documents, essays, websites, and academic articles of all sorts, many of them for publication.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Claudia earned her doctorate in mechanical / materials engineering and the preceding ceramic and materials engineering degrees at highly regarded German institutions. She has been a co-guest editor for JNN, the journal in nanoscience and nanotechnology. She also holds an Executive MBA in general management and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
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. 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. 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.
Dr. Eden had earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, with a focus on neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s. She has spent a total of 10 academic years at Rhodes University, South Africa, and has published over ten peer-reviewed scientific articles in the field of Biochemistry. She enjoys reading about the arts, humanities, psychology, economics, to mention just a few. Dr. Padayachee has traveled extensively and has collaborated with international researchers in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Sweden, Thailand, China, Germany, and Denmark. She engaged and lectured students in neuroscience. She has lectured and mentored Ph.D., MSc, and Honours graduates. She was recently appointed as Editorial Board Member of Journal of Parkinson’s &Alzheimer’s; Journal of Cell & Developmental Biology; Journal of Neurology Forecast and has published eight scientific manuscripts on therapeutic interventions in Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Her free time is spent writing blogs and walking her beloved dog CJ. Research and information collection are among her passions, regardless of the discipline, and she is a travel enthusiast at heart. Her personality is defined by her love for learning and teaching new disciplines, her passion for writing, and her enjoyment of reading.
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. Elissa is a biomedical scientist with over fourteen years specializing in biomedical education, oncology research, academic programming, and strategic direction. I received my Ph.D. in Physiology & Biophysics then completed my postdoctoral research specializing in physiologic and pharmacologic mechanisms within therapeutic areas including endocrine cancers, women’s health, and nutrition at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. I’ve taught Advanced Pathophysiology to advanced care nursing students for over twelve years. I possess diverse expertise including clinical research, higher education program strategy, health/science policy, as well as curriculum design and instruction.
Dr. Emma holds an MPhil and PhD in Medieval and Renaissance Literature from the University of Cambridge, as well as a BA from Harvard in Folklore & Mythology and, oddly, a second BA in English Literature, also from Cambridge. Her academic career focused on Shakespeare and Early Modern dramaturgy, but she is a committed generalist who loves learning new things and sharing in the passion that students and scholars bring to their studies. She also, of course, loves hewing and refining academic prose until it gleams.
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. 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. J.R. holds a PhD in Geography along with a degree in History. He was a successful university professor of geography and planning for nearly a decade. Five years ago, he resigned his position in order to travel the world to develop, test, and improve his pedagogical innovation of local-based learning for primary, secondary, and ESL classrooms. He has lived and worked in multiple countries in Asia and South America. Currently, he is the Vice President of Academic Affairs for a foundation based in Ecuador. His authored and co-authored manuscripts have been published in numerous academic journals, books, and newsletters. His extensive editing experience includes undergraduate student papers, graduate theses, journal articles, and grant applications. Dr. J.R.’s interdisciplinary research and teaching experiences bridge the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences with particular interests in education, ESL, culture, geography, environmental science, history, field work, qualitative research, and phenomenology.
Dr Jessica is a professional artist, critical thinker, and Masters advisor with a PhD in Philosophy. Recognized as a nuanced painter whose ideas hold meaning for contemporary experience, her work is collected by public and private entities across the globe. As a wheelchair-user, Dr Jessica’s disability has lent particularity to her writing, art, and editing skills, instilling a sensitivity towards diverse forms of awareness. The art of communicating is at the heart of Jessica’s passion for helping people convey their ideas to a given audience, focusing all her conceptual and technical acumen on honing and refining an excellent piece of writing.
Dr. Judy received her PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Waterloo, with a focus in Digital Design. Her research background is in posthumanism, cyborgs, prosthetics, utopian studies, disability studies, and technological inclusion. She currently teaches academic writing and critical analysis, and has ample experience working with ESL students both in the classroom and as an in-home tutor. She also served as an associate editor for an online games studies periodical for 3 years and has edited textbook manuscripts as well as theses.
Dr. Julia is a PhD in English Literature. She has been teaching university courses in English, rhetoric, 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 earned her PhD in Romance Studies from Duke University following her graduation from Stanford University with a B.A. in Latin American Studies. She recently completed her M.A. in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in Spanish and English at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the United States and Spain. She has published several articles on urban identity, performance, and gender and sexuality. She has a wide range of research and teaching interests, including Latinx Studies, U.S. literature, and American Cultural Studies. She currently works as a freelance teacher, academic editor, and yoga instructor in Madrid.
Dr. Kim has a PhD in religion, a master’s degree in theology, and a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science. Her graduate studies included coursework in history, sociology, psychology, and education. She has published articles on religion, theology, and spirituality and a book on Zen Buddhism. She worked for two years as a freelance proofreader and copy editor for two academic presses, editing books and journals in economics, history, international politics, philosophy, psychology, and women’s studies. In her decades of teaching, she has helped hundreds of graduate students, undergraduates, and high school students to improve their writing. Currently, she is an adjunct instructor at a major research university and is self-employed as an academic editor. She is a computer geek at heart, who is surprised to have ended up in the humanities, and her favorite leisure reading is science fiction.
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. 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. Michel earned an M.A. in English from the University of Ottawa and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Penn State University. After teaching English literature and language courses in universities in Canada, the US, Iraq, and Japan, he now enjoys copyediting, proofreading, indexing, and translating (from French to English), and continues to fine-tune journal articles, theses, dissertations, and book manuscripts for students and scholars worldwide.
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. Philippa earned her Ph.D. in law in the area of Business and Human Rights. She specializes in teaching Public International Law and International Human Rights Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is an academic researcher and writer and has several articles published in peer-reviewed law journals. Philippa has many years of academic editing experience. She has also been an advisor for many doctoral and masters dissertations in the legal field and in other related disciplines.
Dr. Saide is a PhD in Engineering. As an academic editor and consultant, she has more than ten years of academic research and writing experience. Her primary research areas include materials chemistry, materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, and cross-disciplinary applications of materials, but she is also interested broadly in engineering and applied sciences. She is a certified copyeditor and enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to contribute to the advancement of scientific communication across the world. She is especially interested in ensuring that the client manuscripts present scientific findings clearly and effectively and demonstrate strong data representation for them to endure the many challenges of scholarly publishing.
A published author of numerous academic articles and book chapters, Dr. Shawn earned her Ph.D. from a large research university, where she currently teaches courses in International Relations. She loves mentoring her student and, in particular, enjoys helping them find their own voice in their writing. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Shawn earned a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies from a prestigious institute and spent more than two years abroad studying French. In her free time, travel tops her list of favorite things to do, as well as hiking, reading, and cooking.
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. Tara has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and has done postdoctoral work in Molecular Biology. She has an interdisciplinary scientific background, with extensive experience both in industry and academia. She has published in a number of high profile journals and serves as reviewer for journal articles in her fields of expertise. She has experience in course development at the graduate and undergraduate level, and is also the holder of three US patents.