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Proofreaders, Editors, and Tutors in Chicago
The following TESOL and Applied Linguistics professionals offer their services as private paid proofreaders, editors, and tutors independent of the University of Chicago and the English Language Institute. This information is provided for reference only.
TUTOR, EDITOR, & PROOFREADER
James.ldarney [at] gmail [dot] com
I have over 15 years of ESL teaching experience in universities and business across the U.S. and have taught at UChicago. I have an MA in Applied Linguistics and can assist students with a wide variety of academic language skills such as accent and fluency, learning strategy, and academic writing (including feedback proofreading). I also assist with résumés, cover letters, applications, professional documents, cultural adjustment, and networking strategy.
Price: $40/hour or by job
Arthur R. Huber
TUTOR, EDITOR, & PROOFREADER
ahuber [at] uchicago [dot] edu
I have been a language teaching specialist for over 12 years at major universities in Asia and the US, including UChicago and NYU. My expertise and experience includes writing, grammar, speaking, presentation/interview skills, reading comprehension, pronunciation, Business English, and day to day fluency/communication. I am also a proficient editor and proofreader. Whatever your area of concern is in English, I am sure I can help.
Price: $50-60 per hour
TUTOR, EDITOR & PROOFREADER
I have 10 years of experience as an ESL instructor, and I am currently a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. I have extensive experience proofreading and editing theses/dissertations, term papers, articles, book proposals, and other academic work. I also assist with accent modification and general English language tutoring.
Price: $40-50 per hour, depending on service type
PROOFREADER & ACCENT SPECIALIST
jenna [at] nativeadvantage [dot] us
I am a Linguist and Speech-Language Pathologist who works remotely from Florida. I see my clients via Skype, which allows for ease of scheduling and working in the comfort of your own home or office. My specialty is accent modification, or pronunciation, but I also do proofreading, conversation, and general English knowledge.
Price: Ranges by service, $60-90 per hour
PROOFREADER & EDITOR
pemartin [at] uchicago [dot] edu
I have been teaching ESL in business and university settings since 2003 and hold an MA in Applied Linguistics. I can help students and professionals with graduate application materials, resumes, cover letters, and academic writing of any kind (e.g. term papers, theses, or dissertations).
Price: $40 per hour or by job
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