All you need is a (sh*t) first draft. I'll dig up the genius.
So you're thinking about hiring me to edit your paper? That's awesome! You'll be joining an elite group of nerds from places like Vanderbilt University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Minnesota, Université de Montréal, and others. Working with me will save you tons of time.
I work with clients who see the value in having an 'outsider' review their work. I'm there to focus on the writing, not to make sure that your stats are right or that you used the proper analytical technique. By the time you come to me, I expect that you've done your due diligence and that you have colleagues or co-authors who can verify that your work is sound. And this should go without saying, but I can't guarantee that working with me will get your paper published.
Chances are I'm not a subject matter expert in your field. But, I do know what good scientific writing looks like. I can help make sure that your writing is accessible not only to the handful of people who specialize in your area, but to a broader audience of educated readers.
If you’re worried that I won’t understand your topic…that’s legit! Ask me questions so that you feel comfortable about working with me. But if you’d feel more comfortable working with someone who has experience in your field, I *highly* recommend that you seek them out. I might even be able to refer you to someone. I can't guarantee that I'll know anyone I can refer you to, but I'll do my best.
If it ain’t broke, I don’t fix it. I want your writing to sound like YOU. (But, um, better. No offense.) And that means using the lightest possible touch.
My one-on-one clients tend to be:
Early career researchers, Clinician researchers, Postdocs, and the occasional grad student.
Mostly academics in health/clinical sciences, but I've worked across a bunch of disciplines including social work, anthropology, and political science.
People who find academia kind of stuffy, but LOVE talking about their research over beers. Or they're usually too busy to have a beer because they're changing the world.
FYI, my training is in population and public health research, with an interdisciplinary undergrad degree in Arts & Science. I'm an occasional reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. You can read my fancy-pants bio here.