Need an Editor?

I edit English-language academic papers, theses, and dissertations.

Specifically, I offer basic copy-editing:
  • grammar, spelling, punctuation
  • citation and formatting consistency
  • clarity of writing
And more advanced editing services, such as:
  • argument organization and critique, suggestions for strengthening your argument
  • help with any and all "distillation" needs: abstracts, blurbs, etc.
  • a second reading
For students and academics whose first language is not English, I also offer long-term editing partnerships which are specially suited to strengthening your writing and making you a more self-confident writer and researcher.
  • One skype consultation during the writing process and one after I've read the first draft
  • Detailed explanations of any repeated grammar mistakes; corrections made in track-changes.
If you are interested in anything here, please contact me at coolidge [at]


 Major Editing and Copy-editing Projects, by date of publication

Wendy M. K. Shaw. 2009. Mehmet Güleryüz: Retrospektif 1958-2008 Retrospective.
Türkiye İş Bankası. (Turkish and English)
Leyla Neyzi. 2010. “Wish They Hadn’t Left.” In Speaking to One Another, Adult
Education and Oral History Contributing to Armenian-Turkish Reconciliation.  
Wendy M. K. Shaw. 2011. Ottoman Painting: reflections of Western Art from the
Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. I. B. Taurus.
Savaş Arslan. 2011. Cinema in Turkey: a new critical history. Oxford University Press.
S. N. Yildiz. Forthcoming from Brill Publishing. A historiography of Selcuk politics
and conquest.