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Academic Editing and Proofreading of Impeccable Linguistic Quality.

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Free Advice on Your Paper. Free Editing of Two Pages.




Why Choose My Help?

I Will Raise Your Manuscript’s Quality to International Publication Level

  • I will edit your paper or dissertation for language and style.
  • If necessary, I will also edit for content.
  • I will answer any of your follow-up questions within 12 hours.


22 Years of Experience

  • I’m a former Department Head and have taught English Linguistics for 22 years.
  • Solving problems regarding academic language use is my passion.

I Have Published in 6 International Journals (3 SSCI-ranked)

  • I do peer review for one academic publication (UK).

PhD Linguistics, Stellenbosch - MA Linguistics, Leuven

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Years as Full-Time Professor
First-Author Publications
Conferences (International)
Daily Cups of Coffee

Who should consider my help?

Non-native English university faculty or graduate students in one of these disciplines:

  • Western Literature
  • Linguistics (General & Applied)
  • Politics and Culture
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Arts and Culture
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Communication Sciences
  • Media, Journalism
  • Education

I Will:

Ready your manuscript for submission to a scientific journal
Ready your dissertation for submission to your supervisor
Edit any 2 pages of your manuscript for free
Give free feedback on your draft manuscript

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