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Open Book

Academic Editing

As a freelance academic editor with a master's degree in English and certification in editing, I have a solid understanding of the requirements for scholarly writing. I have edited hundreds of articles, theses, and dissertations in various disciplines ranging from literature and social sciences to math, science, and engineering. I will help you polish your writing so that you can confidently submit your work, whether your goal is to earn your degree or to publish.

Here are the editing services that I provide for academics, graduate students, and independent scholars:

Copy Editing


Line-by-line suggestions for grammar, syntax, and word choice to refine your style and communicate your ideas effectively

A final reading to perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, as well as basic formatting

Formatting academic texts for journal submission and university requirements, according to style guide and/or journal specifications

Comprehensive, customized editing support if English is not your primary language


ESL Support


"A good editor makes you understand what you’re doing right as well as how you can improve. Tanya’s edits for my paper helped me focus on the strengths of my findings and to communicate them more clearly. She was able to provide constructive feedback while giving encouragement that eased my way forward at the tough juncture of trying to make all my research and ideas cohere. Importantly, she really listened to what kind of feedback I was requesting and gently nudged some of my ideas into more coherent forms."

~Kenna Lee

MAS candidate in Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health &

Climate Change Specialist at CDPH

"Tanya was a fantastic middle school and college English teacher and is a master teacher: for many years, she was paid by California public schools to help other teachers succeed. As an expert editor, she now helps authors transform students' written work into something much stronger, while also providing details of how they can improve their writing long term. Most editors who have helped my graduate students with their theses and archival articles simply fix what catches their eye and move on. Tanya quickly manages that while ALSO providing substantive feedback to the author, so the author really learns, not just accepting changes. This ensures better writing long-term, which is what we all seek."

~Kara Kockelman

Dewitt Greer Professor of Engineering (at UT Austin)

"I highly recommend Tanya for editing and writing support. She will help you become a better writer and a more effective communicator in the process. Tanya is a gifted editor and writer, bringing years of teaching and writing experience to her work. What sets her apart is her collaborative engagement with her clients, helping them improve their communication and writing style and voice. She listens deeply, asks the right questions and inspires creativity to move the writing process along to meet the goals of her clients. I strongly recommend Tanya!"

~Nalini Kuruppu

LCSW & organizer

"Thank you Tanya. Without your help, I could never ever have finished my work. I appreciate it very much."

~Tadahiko Haga

PhD in Comparative Literature

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Tanya. Her attention to detail and commitment to ensuring my work was error-free was impressive. She was able to catch mistakes that I had overlooked and provided valuable feedback that helped me improve my writing. Her communication was prompt and professional. I highly recommend Tanya to anyone in need of a skilled and reliable editor.”



former WSU student

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