As a PhD student in Comparative Literature, a teacher of freshman writing seminars, a published poet, and a freelance writer and editor, I am constantly engaged in every stage of the writing process. This work has enabled me to help others improve their writing much more broadly than other teachers with more narrow experience.
Through my 4 years of classroom teaching (at Cornell University and for a test-prep company) and 2 years of individual tutoring, I have learned how to quickly identify practical editing suggestions. While I am always happy to stick to mechanics and help writers proofread, my favorite teaching experiences have pushed writers in directions they had not predicted, helped them overcome writer's block, or introduced new ways of thinking about an existing problem. For this reason, I love to work with clients or students who are truly invested in their own writing projects.
As an academic myself, I am also experienced at making complicated texts understandable to frustrated students, and can work with students struggling with reading comprehension.
Please contact me if you need help with any stage of the writing process, if you are struggling with a specific project relating to literature or language, or if you just want someone to share ideas with as you work. I am also willing to negotiate discounted rates for humanities graduate students, or others with long-term writing projects and limited financial means.
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