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Sylvie N.

Published, In-Depth Editor and Proofreader with MA in English

Published, In-Depth Editor and Proofreader with MA in English

$55/hour

  • 665 hours tutoring

About Sylvie


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Often, people have something they need to say and are unsure how to say it most effectively. I am passionate about helping others to express their ideas as clearly and eloquently as possible.
I specialize in editing academic papers, college admission essays, cover letters, business emails, and creative writing. My education in literature has given me a firm, intuitive grasp of the language. During my MA, I received a grade of A+ for 5 out of 8 seminar papers, and one of those was published in...

Often, people have something they need to say and are unsure how to say it most effectively. I am passionate about helping others to express their ideas as clearly and eloquently as possible.
I specialize in editing academic papers, college admission essays, cover letters, business emails, and creative writing. My education in literature has given me a firm, intuitive grasp of the language. During my MA, I received a grade of A+ for 5 out of 8 seminar papers, and one of those was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.
I can help you at any stage of the writing process: brainstorming ideas, organizing your thoughts into an outline, making sure the content makes sense and addresses the prompt, beginning to write the first draft, editing for clarity, word choice, and flow, or detailed proofreading to fix grammar, spelling, punctuation, formatting, etc. I am able to either go through the editing process with you in an online lesson or work independently on a document that you send me.
I have worked with high school, university, Master's, and PhD students, and edited academic papers on literature, economics, religious studies, international relations, higher education administration, social work policy, racial inequality, and more. In terms of college admission essays, I have worked with students applying to universities such as Stanford and MIT to study computer science, philosophy, and business. I am currently working with an international student on MBA applications for Harvard, Duke, and Yale. As a literature graduate, avid reader, and aspiring travel writer/poet, I can also edit and give feedback on creative work.
My wide-ranging travel experience on 6 continents and 7 years of working as an ESL conversation tutor has made me comfortable relating to students from any background and quick to understand the intended meaning of ESL speakers.
There is nothing more satisfying to me than when a student reacts to my edits with "THAT is what I really wanted to say."


Education

Willamette University
English
University of Victoria
Masters

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Proofreading

Proofreading

I have a Master's degree in modernist literature, with honors and grade of A+ on 5 out of 8 seminar papers, one of which was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. I have many hours of editing/proofreading experience on Wyzant: I have edited academic papers (university essays through PhD dissertations), cover letters, and college/graduate school admission essays. I can help you with any aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming through detailed proofreading. I can also proofread and give feedback on creative writing.

English

English,

English

I hold a BA (with department honors) and MA in English. I have one academic publication and one creative writing publication.
Literature,

Literature

Literature was the main focus throughout my studies. I have one academic publication and one creative writing publication. I hold a BA (with department honors) and MA in English. I received "high honors" on the Golden State Examination in Reading/Literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a Master's degree in modernist literature, with honors and grade of A+ on 5 out of 8 seminar papers, one of which was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. I have many hours of editing/proofreading experience on Wyzant: I have edited academic papers (university essays through PhD dissertations), cover letters, and college/graduate school admission essays. I can help you with any aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming through detailed proofreading. I can also proofread and give feedback on creative writing.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master's degree in modernist literature, with honors and grade of A+ on 5 out of 8 seminar papers, one of which was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. I have many hours of editing/proofreading/writing experience on Wyzant: I have edited and guided students through academic papers (university essays through PhD dissertations), cover letters, and college/graduate school admission essays. I can help you with any aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming, organizing ideas into an outline, beginning the first draft, editing for clarity, word choice, and organization, all the way through detailed proofreading for grammar, punctuation, formatting, etc. I can also proofread and give feedback on creative writing.

Homeschool

English,

English

I hold a BA (with department honors) and MA in English. I have one academic publication and one creative writing publication.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master's degree in modernist literature, with honors and grade of A+ on 5 out of 8 seminar papers, one of which was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. I have many hours of editing/proofreading/writing experience on Wyzant: I have edited and guided students through academic papers (university essays through PhD dissertations), cover letters, and college/graduate school admission essays. I can help you with any aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming, organizing ideas into an outline, beginning the first draft, editing for clarity, word choice, and organization, all the way through detailed proofreading for grammar, punctuation, formatting, etc. I can also proofread and give feedback on creative writing.

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English,

English

I hold a BA (with department honors) and MA in English. I have one academic publication and one creative writing publication.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master's degree in modernist literature, with honors and grade of A+ on 5 out of 8 seminar papers, one of which was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. I have many hours of editing/proofreading/writing experience on Wyzant: I have edited and guided students through academic papers (university essays through PhD dissertations), cover letters, and college/graduate school admission essays. I can help you with any aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming, organizing ideas into an outline, beginning the first draft, editing for clarity, word choice, and organization, all the way through detailed proofreading for grammar, punctuation, formatting, etc. I can also proofread and give feedback on creative writing.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I have a Master's degree in modernist literature, with honors and grade of A+ on 5 out of 8 seminar papers, one of which was published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. I have many hours of editing/proofreading/writing experience on Wyzant: I have edited and guided students through academic papers (university essays through PhD dissertations), cover letters, and college/graduate school admission essays. I can help you with any aspect of the writing process, from brainstorming, organizing ideas into an outline, beginning the first draft, editing for clarity, word choice, and organization, all the way through detailed proofreading for grammar, punctuation, formatting, etc. I can also proofread and give feedback on creative writing.

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Sylvie is the best!

Sylvie is a knowledgeable and supportive tutor. I needed her help with my final portfolio for a creative writing course and she provided excellent feedback and some very helpful edits. She is well-versed with grammar, language, and structure but also the fundamental elements of storytelling. She went above and beyond to help me with my final edits when she was on a trip with a bad WiFi connection, which just comes to show you how dedicated she is to her students. I highly recommend Sylvie. You won't be disappointed!

Sarah, 5 lessons with Sylvie

Good listening skills and patient

We went over a cover letter that I wrote as a first draft. I emailed it to her a few days prior to our meeting so we would both be ready to discuss it. She had already made reviews and was ready for suggestions and a lesson in mind

Therese, 4 lessons with Sylvie

Knowledgable tutor who exceeded all my expectations!

Sylvie is an incredible and attentive tutor who genuinely cares about helping her students. The feedback and suggestions she gave me on my MBA essays were immaculate. Her eye for proofreading is truly unparalleled. Sylvia is a master of the English language and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their essay or writing skills in general. Her assistance allowed me to feel confident about my applications and for that, I am eternally grateful! Thank you, Sylvie!!

Dyala, 2 lessons with Sylvie

Working with Sylvie - MBA apps

Sylvie has an approach to how she reviewed my essays that allowed me to reshape my narrative which worked out well. She will work with you and take the time to receive feedback on her work. Her response time is quick and she hit our deadlines

Erica, 2 lessons with Sylvie

Knowledgable and Patient Proofreader

Sylvie can always catch my grammar errors and patiently explain the rationale behind them. As a non-native speaker, my English writing has improved a lot with her help. Sylvie was also very pleasant to work with since she gave me a lot of encouragement. I would recommend her tutoring to anyone.

Zoe, 63 lessons with Sylvie

Kind and interactive tutor

She asked me a variety of questions that I could speak more naturally. Meanwhile, she also suggested me the corrections and better expressions. It helps me a lot!

Joonwoo, 7 lessons with Sylvie

Amazing teacher

Sylvie is very organized. She keeps notes of my mistakes and makes sure to go through them again. I'm an advanced speaker and yet she's able to spot the little mistakes that I make whether it's pronunciation, word usage, or awkward phrasing. Other teachers have a hard time spotting those but Sylvie has a great ear.

Lawrence, 5 lessons with Sylvie
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Response time: 4 hours

$55/hour

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Sylvie N.

$55/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Sylvie

Response time: 4 hours