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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, PROOFREADER, & EDITOR
hallkatg [at] gmail [dot] com
I am an experienced ESL instructor, a current PhD candidate in Linguistics, as well as a tutor in ESL at Northwestern University. I specialize in pronunciation, but also have extensive experience helping graduate students and professionals with presentation skills, writing, and interviews.
Price: $45 per hour
EDITOR & PROOFREADER
I am an experienced editor of academic writing, with over 10 years in practice. I specialize in social science writing for publication and for academic assignments, including theses and dissertations. I’ve worked with many nonnative speakers of English and helped them to standardize their grammar and word choice.
Price: $50 per hour
TUTOR & EDITOR
plavigne [at] uchicago [dot] edu
I am an award-winning writer and editor, and an experienced ESL teacher. Sample client projects include academic papers, articles, and books; resumes, applications, and interviews; presentations; and funding proposals. I love this work, and I am a deeply encouraging partner to writers.
Price: $60 per hour
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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“I took Written Communication: Standards and Conventions because UChicago’s instructors and professors always emphasize that academic writing is important for every social science student. Knowing and even mastering at the standards is the foundation of it. The class is useful and helpful. I barely make mistakes on citation formats now. Even if sometimes I am not sure about it, the documents provided by ELI, which are clear and thorough, help me to remember everything.”
“I took Spoken Communication: Academic Presentations because after giving and attending some academic presentations, I could see differences between native English speakers and my own way of presenting. The top things I learned were tips to emphasize important points such as pausing, stress, and intonation, which are not commonly used in my mother tongue. Other students should take this course because what you learn in this course can be applied not only to your presentations but also to talks in general contexts, especially in formal situations.”
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