One-to-one writing services

Academic writing

Want to improve your writing over the long term? Strong writing skills are essential to pursue an academic career or to obtain a permanent position, even outwith academia. I offer a personalised academic English tuition service to improve people’s writing skills.

This involves the following:

  • one-to-one meetings
  • writing reviews (pre-reading of a writing sample before our 1-1 meeting)
  • academic writing skills development
  • key grammar skills
  • academic vocabulary
  • improving readability
  • structuring an argument
  • criticism and evaluation
  • citation skills

Pricing also includes some proofreading (details below). One-to-one meetings can be weekly, monthly, or twice a month. I recommend meetings of one to two hours long; however, the length can be customised to your availability. If you choose to work with me we will chat by Skype/Zoom.

We can work on different types of documents and length. For instance, the proofreading of journal articles, essays, documents of 1,000-3,000 words is included for a two hour session. We can arrange something personalised for word counts over that amount.

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Business writing
business writing skills

Whether you want to improve reports, website text, leaflets, marketing copy or a blog. Ensure that your business comes across professionally by receiving feedback on your writing skills.
My business writing service incorporates a review of your writing (a pre-reading), one-to-one meetings and business writing skills.

Skills development involves the following:

  • an overview of key grammar skills
  • how to avoid jargon
  • how to be concise
  • how to use the active voice
  • avoiding confusion; does it say what you want it to say?
  • proofreading skills
  • structuring a business document

Pricing depends on how many 1-1 meetings you would like (e.g., weekly, monthly, twice a month) and what length of document we will be working on (reports, website text, documents of 5,000 – 10,000 words, etc.)

I conduct meetings both by Skype or Zoom, as I work remotely.

What my cutomers say...

"Thank you for a great job. You became familiar with the topic, literature, and the main argument, positively improving the thesis. I have received a positive feedback from my supervisor who was pleased about your work."
Nasser phd student
Nasser Ahmed Abdullah Al Abri
PhD Researcher, University of Glasgow
"I was exceptionally impressed with Emma's service. She communicated warmly and professionally, and went above and beyond in her proofing of my work, offering suggestions to improve lexicon and syntax. The work was also completed slightly ahead of schedule, which was another bonus. I will definitely be using Emma again in the future for my creative and academic projects!"
Alex Howard
Alex Howard
PhD Researcher, University of Edinburgh
"I really enjoyed reading your comments, they are really reflexive and helpful. Thank you so much. I definitely will introduce you to my friends who need proof-reading. Don't feel surprised maybe one day you will receive emails from scholars in China."
Tong Xiyan
PhD Researcher, University of Warwick