Words, Words, Words.

About my editing work:: Hire me!

I am a freelance editor specializing in clear, concise and readable English, as well as impeccable grammar.  I have a background in teaching and tutoring English as a second language, and have worked on projects as diverse as scientific and medical journal articles, grant proposals, academic papers and fiction — both short stories and novels.  I have a B.A. in World Religions, an M.Div. in theology and cross-cultural education, and a certificate in behavioral psychology.  I also have training in fund-raising and branding (creating a recognizable and attractive theme in a business’s literature, website and presentations).  In addition to my formal education, I have pursued an interest in grammar and writing that borders on obsessive.

I work from my home in Boston and use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature to suggest edits and make comments.  My rate for editing is $30/hour.  A thorough edit — proofreading for spelling and grammar and offering suggestions on structure and phrasing —  averages 6 – 8 pages (~500 words per page) per hour.  If you need more extensive help — rewriting, expressing your thesis or themes, making your writing sound more professional, academic or accessible — that will require more time per page.  While working on your project I will be available for instant messaging, phone consultations or local (metro-Boston) meetings — all on the clock, of course!

For new clients I ask for 1/4 of the estimated price up front through PayPal and a payment after every 20 hours of submitted work.  Please contact me at jfkantrowitz@gmail.com.


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    "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

    "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "Which is to be master? That is all."

    Polonius: What do you read, my lord?

    Hamlet: Words, words, words.

    Words are live things that may be variously employed to various ends. ~George MacDonald

    About Jessica and Proofwriting

    I am a freelance writer and editor. Ever since I can remember I've been fascinated by language: Its power, its nuance, its rules, and the exceptions to the rules. This blog is a place to share my fascination and to connect with other language lovers.

    If you are looking for an editor for your article, paper, grant proposal, novel manuscript or anything else, click here for more information about hiring me.

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