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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
  • Materials
  • Ms Word
  • Newsletters

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Services

  • Research-based writing and editing

    $40/hr Starting at $40

    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
  • Writing, re-writing & panel beating

    $20/hr Starting at $30

    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 WritingDevelopmental Editing
  • Ghost writing, editing

    $20/hr Starting at $25

    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 WritingEditingEnglish LanguageGhost
  • English for Foreign Language Learners

    $18/hr Starting at $25

    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...

    Academic WritingDevelopmental EditingEducationEnglish GrammarEnglish Language
  • Format & layout in MS Word

    $18/hr Starting at $25

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    EditingEnglish LanguageFormat & LayoutHelpdeskLayout Design

About

Problem-solving English Writing Services

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, email

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, I could be available to travel.

PAYMENT METHOD AND TERMS
Payment via Guru.com.
For small projects: 50% deposit into Guru's SafePay escrow account prior to starting work
For projects over $250, I a 100% deposit into Guru's SafePay escrow account and a 50% advance prior to starting work.