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James G.

Brilliant copy editor and proof reader looking to help students

Brilliant copy editor and proof reader looking to help students

$30/hour

  • 41 hours tutoring

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Dear Wyzant Users,

I have a PhD in Journalism Studies from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland. During my PhD studies, I taught various communication, media, and journalism studies courses to undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. I used ethnographic methods to write my PhD thesis, which gave me a deep and thorough understanding of interpersonal communication, in-depth interviewing, and linguistic analysis.

My background therefore puts me in very good...

Dear Wyzant Users,

I have a PhD in Journalism Studies from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland. During my PhD studies, I taught various communication, media, and journalism studies courses to undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. I used ethnographic methods to write my PhD thesis, which gave me a deep and thorough understanding of interpersonal communication, in-depth interviewing, and linguistic analysis.

My background therefore puts me in very good stead to assist you hone your reading and writing skills, and turn you into a captivating writer. As a tutor, I use the Socratic approach, which involves seeing my student as a fellow learner rather than as someone who knows nothing. This means that I will first closely listen to you, get to know what your interests are, help you to uncover your weak points, and then work with you to overcome your weaknesses and build on your strengths. No one was born a great writer; even world-class prize-winning writers must practice their craft consistently and tenaciously. Together, you and I can turn your writing into something that hooks your readers and keeps them wanting more from you.


Education

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
Philosophy
Northeastern University
Masters
University of Maryland
PhD

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Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have extensive copy editing and proofreading experience having been a journalism and communications expert and professional since 2002: ● Provide advanced editorial advice to Ajabu Africa News digital news outlet ● Copy edit content for the news outlet ● Aggregate, curate, and publish news content from various sources onto Ajabu Africa News ● Write grant proposals to foundations that sponsor independent news media ● Assisted Stephen Burgard, Director, School of Journalism, editor of "Faith, Politics and Press in Our Perilous Times", a journalism text book. ● Conducted background research ● Inserted and formatted end notes ● Designed, edited, and produced highly successful bi-weekly university newsletter, The KeMU Herald ● Collected information for university website; updated and regularly monitored it to ensure its layout and design remained relevant and catchy ● Produced press releases and other official communication from university president’s office about the university ● Acted as media liaison between university and media houses for press coverage of campus activities ● Successfully gathered information and designed layout of graduation ceremony bulletin of July 2008 ● Copy-edited and proofread "Organic Resource Management in Kenya: Perspectives and Guidelines", a book published under sponsorship by the Rockefeller Foundation ● Copy-edited and proofread quarterly and annual reports, and grant proposals, produced for partners, donors, and sponsors
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have extensive copy editing and proofreading experience having been a journalism and communications expert and professional since 2002: ● Provide advanced editorial advice to Ajabu Africa News digital news outlet ● Copy edit content for the news outlet ● Aggregate, curate, and publish news content from various sources onto Ajabu Africa News ● Write grant proposals to foundations that sponsor independent news media ● Assisted Stephen Burgard, Director, School of Journalism, editor of "Faith, Politics and Press in Our Perilous Times", a journalism text book. ● Conducted background research ● Inserted and formatted end notes ● Designed, edited, and produced highly successful bi-weekly university newsletter, The KeMU Herald ● Collected information for university website; updated and regularly monitored it to ensure its layout and design remained relevant and catchy ● Produced press releases and other official communication from university president’s office about the university ● Acted as media liaison between university and media houses for press coverage of campus activities ● Successfully gathered information and designed layout of graduation ceremony bulletin of July 2008 ● Copy-edited and proofread "Organic Resource Management in Kenya: Perspectives and Guidelines", a book published under sponsorship by the Rockefeller Foundation ● Copy-edited and proofread quarterly and annual reports, and grant proposals, produced for partners, donors, and sponsors
Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in journalism studies, in which I examined how minorities and underrepresented people create voices and identities for themselves. Last summer I taught at a program for underserved children from Lynn and Lawrence to get an experience of what it means to be at an independent school. This gives me a great edge to help you with your project in diversity.
English, Grammar

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in journalism studies, in which I examined how minorities and underrepresented people create voices and identities for themselves. Last summer I taught at a program for underserved children from Lynn and Lawrence to get an experience of what it means to be at an independent school. This gives me a great edge to help you with your project in diversity.
English

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Writing,

Writing

I have a PhD in journalism studies, in which I examined how minorities and underrepresented people create voices and identities for themselves. Last summer I taught at a program for underserved children from Lynn and Lawrence to get an experience of what it means to be at an independent school. This gives me a great edge to help you with your project in diversity.
English

Summer

Writing

Writing

I have a PhD in journalism studies, in which I examined how minorities and underrepresented people create voices and identities for themselves. Last summer I taught at a program for underserved children from Lynn and Lawrence to get an experience of what it means to be at an independent school. This gives me a great edge to help you with your project in diversity.

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$30/hour

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Response time: 9 hours