One-to-one writing services
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.
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.