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Skills

  • Writing
  • English Language
  • Editing
  • Developmental Editing
  • Training
  • Article Writing
  • English Grammar
  • Research
  • Business English
  • English (UK)
  • Format & Layout
  • Legal Writing
  • Ms Word
  • Newsletters
  • Punctuation

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Services

  • Research-based writing and editing

    $40/hr Starting at $100 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    I will take on research projects - in the humanities, business and certain scientific fields. My experience taking on syndicated research projects ensures an understanding of authentic and authoritative...

    Academic Content WritingArticle WritingBusinessDevelopmental EditingEditing
  • English for Foreign Language Learners

    $18/hr Starting at $25 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Are you learning English? Do you need help with written English? Are you a student struggling with academic writing in English? As an experienced online writing tutor and experienced researcher, let me...

    Academic WritingDevelopmental EditingEducationEnglish GrammarEnglish Language
  • Writing, editing, developmental editing

    $20/hr Starting at $100 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Most businesses have a spectrum of writing needs: from formal business-cum-legal writing for processes, procedures, or terms and conditions, training materials, to the casual, conversational writing for...

    Article WritingBlog WritingBusiness EnglishCopyeditingDevelopmental Editing
  • Writing, re-writing & panel beating

    $20/hr Starting at $100 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Challenged to get your writing to say what you mean and mean what you say? Let me work with you to get your ideas across and to shape them into easy-to-understand, coherent, gramatically correct English...

    AnalysisArticle WritingBusiness EnglishBusiness WritingCopyediting
  • Format & layout in MS Word

    $18/hr Starting at $25 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Using MS Word to layout your writing and documents so that they are good looking AND easy to read can be a HUGE challenge! Let me help you sort them. Documents will be returned to you in Word (for future...

    EditingEnglish LanguageFormat & LayoutLayout DesignLegal Writing

About

Wordlover, researcher and troubleshooter

Writing for a range of purposes, from business and academic to creative and highly personal, is here to stay. Especially in good English:

I will work collaboratively with you on:

- in-depth research to write reports, white papers and articles
- developmental editing and writing tutoring for academic and creative writers

Background:
Thirty years’ in the post-school education and training sector, mostly, as an independent contractor. Roles varied from the development of systems for quality management, to learning materials development, research, policy analysis and report-writing. Clients included tertiary education institutions (local and international), sector education and training authorities (skills councils), private companies, government departments, NGOs and donors, as well as grassroots community organisations.

I have worked in both the private and non-profit sectors, in various capacities: the development of educational materials for second language English learners, to administration and fundraising. I have been a volunteer governor and fulfilled leadership roles in a range of organisations concerned with causes relating to children and youth.

Credentials:
Mother tongue (native) English speaker with a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) with majors in English and Geography, and a Higher Diploma in Education (post-graduate) as well as an advanced certificate in teaching English as a foreign language. I was accepted to do a Ph D in education a few years ago but chose to move to the country to live a more simple life.

Prior to Covid-19, In 3D life, I had a tourism business (now in care and maintenance), take on projects in the village, blog on WordPress (www.fionasfavourites.net) and from there to the Hive blockchain.

I cook. With love – for family, friends and paying diners, alike. Now things are "opening up again" I have resumed my stall at the village market where folk buy food made with seasonal produce from our garden and round about.

Work Terms

COMMUNICATION
Guru private message, Guru workroom

TYPE OF PROJECT
I will not take on school or university assignments unless EXCEPT for online writing tutoring or academic editing.

OFFICE HOURS
09h00 – 16h00: Mondays through Thursdays (UTC + 2)
Or by appointment

FACE-TO-FACE/ON SITE WORK
I am available for face-to-face and/or on-site meetings in my geographical area. For large projects, subject to Covid restrictions, I could be available to travel.

PAYMENT METHOD AND TERMS
After thirty years in the business I reserve the right to refuse to do unpaid trials.
Payment via Guru.com.
For small projects: 50% deposit into Guru's SafePay escrow account prior to starting work
For projects over $250, I require a 100% deposit into Guru's SafePay escrow account and a 50% advance prior to starting work.