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Mary W.

South Haven, MI

$30/hour

Retired newspaper reporter, copy editor

In-person lessons

$30/Hour


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Cal State San Jose
English
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Master's

Education

Cal State San Jose (English)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (Master's)

About Mary

I was born in California but spent my growing up for the most part in the Middle East, where my family lived in Beirut, Lebanon and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for a total of 16 years. I attended high school in the U.S. and Switzerland and college at the University of Illinois and Cal Sate San Jose, and did a semester abroad at Oxford University.

I later worked in Japan for six years for The Japan Times and Japan National Broadcasting (NHK). I worked for three different newspapers and magazines in the U.S. when I returned to the states as a copy editor and reporter. I won two awards for journalism during that time. I currently work for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) of Princeton, NJ as a telecommute TOEIC (Test of English in the International Community) rater for Spoken English test takers.

My work experience in writing/copy editing and proofreading English and the fact that I am very comfortable working with ESL individuals who need help proofreading and editing their English-language papers and documents.
I was born in California but spent my growing up for the most part in the Middle East, where my family lived in Beirut, Lebanon and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for a total of 16 years. I attended high school in the U.S. and Switzerland and college at the University of Illinois and Cal Sate San Jose, and did a semester abroad at Oxford University. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of South Haven, MI 49090
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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Writing

I have 15 years of experience as a newspaper, magazine and broadcast news staff writer, reporter, page editor, copy editor and proofreader. I have won two awards for journalism.

Cal State San Jose
English
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Master's

Education

Cal State San Jose (English)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 0 miles of South Haven, MI 49090.