Academics: Need a helper in this profession of solo players? I offer...

  • a deep competence in literary studies (PhD) and language pedagogy (past career, most recently as program director at an R1 university);
  • special experience in education, anthropology, history, and sociology (years of editing experience)
  • bilingual & bicultural editing (Russian & English);
  • close familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style (followed by most major trade publications) and MLA style;
  • fast delivery & sympathetic, friendly presence.
 
Here are a few of my typical services...
Copyediting: from $100 (article), from $350 (book); FREE Quote​
Need someone who is extremely vigilant and thorough when fixing errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation? Let's talk! My services include...
  • correcting any glitches in spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage... 
  • while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text;
  • querying you about inconsistencies; 
  • making sure your work conforms to style; and...
  • upon request, checking hyperlinks or other features of the work that pertain to electronic media.
In short, I will help you finalize your manuscript for the final stage of the publication process. ​
Substantive Editing: from $200 (article), from $500 (book); FREE Quote​
 This service is broad and beneficial. It involves a number of improvements:
  • helping your ideas flow logically.
  • strengthening your argument.
  • ensuring that your narrative conveys your point concisely;
  • ...and much more.
Interested in rewriting vague or convoluted sentences or making considerable cuts to your work? This is part of substantive editing. If English is not your native language and you feel that you are struggling, you can benefit from substantive editing. I offer a free trial (editing a few pages of your written piece) for substantive editing, and I am happy to do this within a few days. 
Analyzing a Reviewer's Comments; from $150; FREE QUOTE
Getting peer review feedback can be tough, depending on how clear, helpful and impartial the comments are. Together, we can...
  • go over a reviewer's response to your work in detail;
  • consider what is most useful in the feedback and what to prioritize, and... 
  • sketch out a plan for revisions.  

Would you like to find out how I can help? Get in touch at olga@olgalivshin.com or by phone at (484) 380-5445‬, and we will get started.

I hired Olga to proofread Russian passages in the proofs of an article and a book.  She was a pleasure to work with: she met every deadline and was very responsive to my questions.  I would definitely hire her again!

— Joshua Kotin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University

Olga is great! She did an excellent job editing my business academic manuscript. Olga is creative, timely, and proactive. She took the time to research and understand my topic. She not only reads, but comprehends what she reads with a keen intelligence. She also cares. As a result, I have a research paper whose message is much more coherent and precise. I cannot recommend her enough.

— Nayana Reiter, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business

 

I enjoyed working with Olga! She is very organized and timely. She was devoted to comprehending my material and larger arguments so as to provide the best possible editorial support.

— Ranita Ray, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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