I have been providing editing services for over a decade through my graduate and teaching careers. I have worked with undergraduate students and faculty in communication studies, sport management, and higher education. I have experience editing speeches, course papers, journal articles, grant applications, book proposals and manuscripts, job market and academic applications. I also have experience in proofreading (Macmillian Publishing).
I have a Master's degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton, and a doctoral degree in Higher Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Florida State University. In addition, I possess a Graduate Certificate in Measurement and Statistics and a Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation.
During the last several years, I have contributed to successful publications for projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice under the advisement of Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner.
One of my favorite parts about being an academic scholar is helping others organize their ideas, develop their arguments, and communicate effectively with targeted audiences.
Checking the text for correct spelling, basic grammar, punctuation, sentence structure
Formatting citations, notes, and bibliography, upon request
Done in-text using the Track Changes feature of Word
One-on-one e-mail, phone, or Zoom consultations to discuss the writing process, develop a writing plan, and set goals and deadlines
Qualitative Data Consulting
One-on-one e-mail, phone, or Zoom consultations to discuss approaches to qualitative data collection, analysis, and write up
Working with the text at the level of ideas, arguments, and their arrangement
Generally done in-text using the Track Changes feature of Word, with additional feedback via margin comments, e-mail, and/or an optional review memo
Engaging with the substantive content of the text and flagging areas in need of more development
Providing developmental editing informed by the PIs in order to maximize the chances the protocol will be accepted in first submission
Reading all original and revised versions of the text, as well as all reader reports and correspondence with editor(s)
Developing a strategy and schedule for responding to reviews and preparing a response memo/letter
Grant Proposal Review
The specific level of engagement in grant proposal reviews may vary dependent on the size of the award and how much initial work is completed by the client, but is generally done at the level of
Re-organizing and revising as needed to improve logical flow, pacing, and persuasiveness
Improving basic style and language flow
Please contact for a free consultation to discuss pricing and timeline.
Note: Grant writers are paid for the professional services they provide, regardless of the outcome of decisions made on the grant proposals they write for clients or employers. It is unethical for grant writers to work on commission, or to accept a percentage of an award (either actual or promised) as a finder’s fee.