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John B.

Stanford Grad with Vanderbilt JD for Editing, Grammar, Composition

Stanford Grad with Vanderbilt JD for Editing, Grammar, Composition

$80/hour

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With a B.A. in English from Stanford University, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, and more than thirty years of experience as a professional proofreader, editor, and copywriter for a wide variety of content, academic and otherwise, and with additional experience as an English instructor at undergraduate and graduate levels, I can offer the highest level of proofreading, editing, and instruction in grammar and other aspects of written and spoken English.

After thirty years of living in...

With a B.A. in English from Stanford University, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, and more than thirty years of experience as a professional proofreader, editor, and copywriter for a wide variety of content, academic and otherwise, and with additional experience as an English instructor at undergraduate and graduate levels, I can offer the highest level of proofreading, editing, and instruction in grammar and other aspects of written and spoken English.

After thirty years of living in Tokyo, Japan, where I performed the above-noted work, I'm now based near Tucson, Arizona and can work with you online and, in Tucson or within a reasonable distance, in-person as well.

I focus, especially, in both my editing and instruction, on helping you learn how to best convey your intended meaning – from the sentence- to the essay- and thesis-level – in the most effective manner possible in terms of grammar, vocabulary, compositional style, organization, and otherwise. I clearly show all deletions from and additions to your draft, with explanations where helpful, so that you can actually learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your own writing even when you don’t request my services. (I'm happy to offer a brief (10-15 minute) demonstration lesson free-of-charge, on the Wyzant interface, to illustrate how I show my change suggestions.)

(I received an A+ in a graduate level course in Pedagogical English Grammar as a non-degree student at Columbia University's Teachers College.)

If you feel you might be interested in my services, please don't hesitate to contact me (via the Wyzant interface) with any requests or questions you may have. I invite you to empower yourself, through my tutoring support, in your English communication skills.

CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.


Education

Stanford University (B.A. - Bachelor of Arts)
English
Vanderbilt Law School
J.D.
Columbia University, Teachers College
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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With nearly 30 years of ESL/ESOL teaching experience in Japan in corporate, governmental, and academic settings (at SONY, Mitsubishi, Nike Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Foreign Service Training Institute, Japan University, and Keio University Middle School, among others) during which I taught skills in writing, reading, speaking, discussion, and listening to students with various levels of English ability, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English communication skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
Grammar,

Grammar

I will help you optimize your grammar to convey your intended meaning in the clearest, most effective way possible. Decades of grammar-focused studies and professional experience in academia, government, and the corporate world bring versatility to my teaching, proofreading, and editing skills for grammar (and other subjects as well). I received an A+ in a graduate level course in Pedagogical English Grammar at Columbia University's Teachers College. My undergraduate (Stanford University, B.A. in English) and law school (Vanderbilt Law School, J.D.) studies also included a substantial focus on grammar. I clearly show all grammar-related (and other) deletions from and additions to your work, with explanations where helpful, so that you can actually learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your own writing even when you don’t request my services.
Proofreading

Proofreading

With a Stanford B.A. in English, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, and 30+ years of teaching and other professional proofreading and editing experience, I will proofread and edit your draft by optimizing grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, style, tone, and overall structure to best convey your intended meaning. All change suggestions are clearly shown, with explanations as needed or desired. Multiple options for changes are frequently offered, with explanations of differences in nuance of meaning depending on the chosen option. Through this method, you can learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your writing even when you don’t request my services. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I will help you optimize your grammar to convey your intended meaning in the clearest, most effective way possible. Decades of grammar-focused studies and professional experience in academia, government, and the corporate world bring versatility to my teaching, proofreading, and editing skills for grammar (and other subjects as well). I received an A+ in a graduate level course in Pedagogical English Grammar at Columbia University's Teachers College. My undergraduate (Stanford University, B.A. in English) and law school (Vanderbilt Law School, J.D.) studies also included a substantial focus on grammar. I clearly show all grammar-related (and other) deletions from and additions to your work, with explanations where helpful, so that you can actually learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your own writing even when you don’t request my services.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

With a B.A. in English from Stanford University, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, and more than thirty years of experience as a professional proofreader, editor, and copywriter for a wide variety of content, academic and otherwise, and with additional experience as an English instructor at undergraduate and graduate levels, I can offer the highest level of proofreading, editing, and tutoring instruction in grammar and other aspects of written and spoken English. I focus, especially, in both my editing and teaching, on helping you learn how to best convey your intended meaning – from the sentence- to the essay- and thesis-level – in the most effective manner possible in terms of grammar, vocabulary, compositional style, organization, and otherwise. I clearly show all deletions from and additions to your draft, with explanations where helpful, so that you can actually learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your own writing even when you don’t request my services. (I'm happy to offer a brief (10-15 minute) demonstration lesson free-of-charge, on the Wyzant interface, to illustrate how I show my change suggestions.) CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With nearly 30 years of ESL/ESOL teaching experience in Japan in corporate, governmental, and academic settings (at SONY, Mitsubishi, Nike Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Foreign Service Training Institute, Japan University, and Keio University Middle School, among others) during which I taught skills in writing, reading, speaking, discussion, and listening to students with various levels of English ability, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English communication skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
Grammar,

Grammar

I will help you optimize your grammar to convey your intended meaning in the clearest, most effective way possible. Decades of grammar-focused studies and professional experience in academia, government, and the corporate world bring versatility to my teaching, proofreading, and editing skills for grammar (and other subjects as well). I received an A+ in a graduate level course in Pedagogical English Grammar at Columbia University's Teachers College. My undergraduate (Stanford University, B.A. in English) and law school (Vanderbilt Law School, J.D.) studies also included a substantial focus on grammar. I clearly show all grammar-related (and other) deletions from and additions to your work, with explanations where helpful, so that you can actually learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your own writing even when you don’t request my services.
Literature,

Literature

With a Stanford B.A. in English Literature (focusing on writers of diverse nationalities and other identities) and a decades-long experience of reading, analyzing, and discussing literature for pleasure, and in more recent years as a tutor, I will help you enjoy and insightfully examine, orally and in writing, whatever literature may be the subject of your interest or study.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

With a Stanford B.A. in English, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, and 30+ years of teaching and other professional proofreading and editing experience, I will proofread and edit your draft by optimizing grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, style, tone, and overall structure to best convey your intended meaning. All change suggestions are clearly shown, with explanations as needed or desired. Multiple options for changes are frequently offered, with explanations of differences in nuance of meaning depending on the chosen option. Through this method, you can learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your writing even when you don’t request my services. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
Writing,

Writing

With a Stanford B.A. in English Literature, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, additional writing-related academic qualifications, and over 30 years of experience writing, proofreading, and editing in academic, corporate, and governmental settings, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English writing skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

With a B.A. in English from Stanford University, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, and more than thirty years of experience as a professional proofreader, editor, and copywriter for a wide variety of content, academic and otherwise, and with additional experience as an English instructor at undergraduate and graduate levels, I can offer the highest level of proofreading, editing, and tutoring instruction in grammar and other aspects of written and spoken English. I focus, especially, in both my editing and teaching, on helping you learn how to best convey your intended meaning – from the sentence- to the essay- and thesis-level – in the most effective manner possible in terms of grammar, vocabulary, compositional style, organization, and otherwise. I clearly show all deletions from and additions to your draft, with explanations where helpful, so that you can actually learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your own writing even when you don’t request my services. (I'm happy to offer a brief (10-15 minute) demonstration lesson free-of-charge, on the Wyzant interface, to illustrate how I show my change suggestions.) CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With nearly 30 years of ESL/ESOL teaching experience in Japan in corporate, governmental, and academic settings (at SONY, Mitsubishi, Nike Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Foreign Service Training Institute, Japan University, and Keio University Middle School, among others) during which I taught skills in writing, reading, speaking, discussion, and listening to students with various levels of English ability, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English communication skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
Writing

Writing

With a Stanford B.A. in English Literature, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, additional writing-related academic qualifications, and over 30 years of experience writing, proofreading, and editing in academic, corporate, and governmental settings, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English writing skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

With nearly 30 years of ESL/ESOL teaching experience in Japan in corporate, governmental, and academic settings (at SONY, Mitsubishi, Nike Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Foreign Service Training Institute, Japan University, and Keio University Middle School, among others) during which I taught skills in writing, reading, speaking, discussion, and listening to students with various levels of English ability, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English communication skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.

Most Popular

English,

English

With a B.A. in English from Stanford University, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, and more than thirty years of experience as a professional proofreader, editor, and copywriter for a wide variety of content, academic and otherwise, and with additional experience as an English instructor at undergraduate and graduate levels, I can offer the highest level of proofreading, editing, and tutoring instruction in grammar and other aspects of written and spoken English. I focus, especially, in both my editing and teaching, on helping you learn how to best convey your intended meaning – from the sentence- to the essay- and thesis-level – in the most effective manner possible in terms of grammar, vocabulary, compositional style, organization, and otherwise. I clearly show all deletions from and additions to your draft, with explanations where helpful, so that you can actually learn from my change suggestions and begin to incorporate them into your own writing even when you don’t request my services. (I'm happy to offer a brief (10-15 minute) demonstration lesson free-of-charge, on the Wyzant interface, to illustrate how I show my change suggestions.) CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With nearly 30 years of ESL/ESOL teaching experience in Japan in corporate, governmental, and academic settings (at SONY, Mitsubishi, Nike Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Foreign Service Training Institute, Japan University, and Keio University Middle School, among others) during which I taught skills in writing, reading, speaking, discussion, and listening to students with various levels of English ability, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English communication skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
Writing

Writing

With a Stanford B.A. in English Literature, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, additional writing-related academic qualifications, and over 30 years of experience writing, proofreading, and editing in academic, corporate, and governmental settings, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English writing skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

With nearly 30 years of ESL/ESOL teaching experience in Japan in corporate, governmental, and academic settings (at SONY, Mitsubishi, Nike Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Foreign Service Training Institute, Japan University, and Keio University Middle School, among others) during which I taught skills in writing, reading, speaking, discussion, and listening to students with various levels of English ability, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English communication skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

With nearly 30 years of ESL/ESOL teaching experience in Japan in corporate, governmental, and academic settings (at SONY, Mitsubishi, Nike Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Foreign Service Training Institute, Japan University, and Keio University Middle School, among others) during which I taught skills in writing, reading, speaking, discussion, and listening to students with various levels of English ability, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English communication skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.
Writing

Writing

With a Stanford B.A. in English Literature, a J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, additional writing-related academic qualifications, and over 30 years of experience writing, proofreading, and editing in academic, corporate, and governmental settings, I invite you to empower yourself, with my tutoring support, in improving your English writing skills. CV (minus contact information, per Wyzant guidelines) provided upon request.

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John B. is a great tutor

After a couple of classes with John I can say that I am very glad I chose him as Tutor. John is very clear and didactic. He immediately understood my needs and had no problem working with me in my own way.

Laura, 22 lessons with John
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$80/hour

John B.

$80/hour

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Response time: 2 hours