KOHLER Communications (Editing & Tutoring)
KOHLER Communications (Editing & Tutoring)

KOHLER Communications (Editing & Tutoring)

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Introduction: One could say I'm a triple threat because I'm a well-published writer (particularly magazine cover and feature articles), a natural-born editor always looking for ways copy can be improved, and a highly-trained English instructor that has taught at high school and collegiate levels. I love helping others expressing themselves properly and eloquently. I edit books, dissertations, essays, reports, and more. I craft everything I touch word by word, sentence by sentence, in pursuit of perfection and enjoy giving my clients an understanding of how they can improve their own writing and reach their audience. I thoroughly enjoy working one-on-one with those who struggle with the mechanics of English, organizing their thoughts, or achieving a goal that requires writing. Whether it's editing a document remotely or face-to-face instruction, my clients love seeing their abilities improve and their work living up to its potential thanks to my assistance. I love the creative process whether it's my own, which is rewarding, or someone else's, which can often be even more rewarding. I love taking something that is pretty good and making it better, bringing it to its full potential. The best part is helping someone to do something they're struggling with, making it easier for them.
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11 years in business

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Michael D.

Writing and Editing Services

I am pleased that I chose Kevin Kohler to review and edit my manuscript. I have writing experience in a professional arena, but the work I gave him was an attempt at a novel. Kevin did an excellent job with punctuation, grammar, spelling and content. His effort improved my manuscript considerably. In addition he was very timely and got material back to me when he said he would. I recommend him without reservation. M. Dodd
KOHLER Communications (Editing & Tutoring)'s reply
Especially for a first-time author, Michael showed a lot of talent with description and dialogue in his romantic novel with a medical setting. It was a lot of fun helping him develop it and bring out as much of its potential as possible. I'm eager to see his other book ideas come to fruition.
Jan 2, 2021
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Pavel D.

Reading and Writing Tutoring

English is not our native language and we were looking for a professional to help our 9-th grade daughter. She has problems with the motivation and focusing in the details. Kevin is excellent tutor and has managed to improve her attention. His goal is to have long term results, not only a good score for the current school year. Our daughter is much more motivated and works harder now.
KOHLER Communications (Editing & Tutoring)'s reply
Just before Covid-19, I started teaching Pavel's daughter at a local community college. Unfortunately, sessions had to move to Zoom for safety's sake. Since then, we have consistently had sessions devoted to skill building on grammar, reading comprehension, and writing twice a week, and it has been a pleasure to see her improve. I'm proud that Pavel thought so much of my instructional services that he more recently hired me (June 2020) to teach his younger daughter, who is actually stronger in English, taking her grammar and writing skills to a higher level as well. The two daughters have become among my favorite clients, as I enjoy seeing their dedication and the results of my instruction.
Mar 21, 2020
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Suzanne C.

Reading and Writing Tutoring

Kevin is professional, engaged and diligent in finding out and responding to the areas where my son most needs help with his writing skills. He is also flexible with scheduling, as needed, and has been pleasant to work with.
KOHLER Communications (Editing & Tutoring)'s reply
Thanks, Suzanne. Covid-19 has made traditional schooling more challenging for students and teachers alike, and many parents are reaching out to tutors even when their sons and daughters are doing well to ensure that they continue building skills. I've been enjoying helping your son reach new heights as a junior in AP English.
Sep 8, 2020
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Nadine S.

Writing and Editing Services

Great editor! Suggestion: Learn more about APA 7th Edition and systematic review process in case your clients attend UMGC. Please include tables and references page editing in your package.
KOHLER Communications (Editing & Tutoring)'s reply
I edited Nadine’s 31,000 word (124 pages) dissertation. While I appreciate her saying I was a great editor, I don’t feel her rating accurately reflects the service I provided or even how she viewed my services. When I asked her about the four-star rating, she told me that she never gives five stars because “nobody is perfect.” I find that an odd and disappointing practice. She told me before I was even completely finished editing the manuscript that she was recommending me to other students at her university and showed me a text her professor sent that said my comments were “very good.” In fact, that professor will be calling me about serving other students at the university, which I am very grateful for. So Nadine actually is easily among my best supporters for helping acquiring new academic clients. I just wonder why none of that was mentioned. Incidentally, regarding the suggestion: When requested, I did edit the tables and references but as a policy, I do it only upon request because some clients don't want the addition expense (I charge an hourly rate--not a flat fee.). I am glad the rest of my clients have viewed 5 stars as outstanding, excellent, and/or superior service as opposed to “perfection" and that Kohler Communications maintains a 5.0 rating.
Dec 8, 2020
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Joyce D.

Reading and Writing Tutoring

Awesome tutor. He has been very patient on all of the sessions with my son. My son really enjoys his sessions and he stretches him to to bring out the best. I look foward to more sessions.
KOHLER Communications (Editing & Tutoring)'s reply
Covid-19 has certainly created a lot of educational challenges--and opportunities. While I didn't end up becoming a full time teacher, I very much enjoy every opportunity to teach on one-to-one basis that I get, and teaching your son has been no exception. I look forward to continuing to help him improve his writing as he and many others navigate the world of online education provided by the school systems during this turbulent time.
Jul 27, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I use the Editorial Freelancer's Association rates as my basis. Please Google this or ask me, as Thumbtack isn't allowing a URL here. I offer discounts for a large volume of work and am known for setting up payment schedules that work for my clients. I also offer English instruction and my editing rates are comparable to what one should expect to pay for a high quality professional tutor's time. ***Though I have brought it up a multitude of times to Thumbtack staff, as it stands now, word count of requests is shown as a wide range that can vary by 80 pages, obviously changing the amount of hours required substantially--so providing specific word count helps a lot with my ability to provide an accurate estimate. Of course, manuscripts vary by writer as well--see answer to the next question.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I talk to a customer on the phone and invest a good bit of time (often an hour or more) to determine what the client's goals are and ensure I'm a good fit. I find a lot of my clients like that I will often start by editing for an hour, working on random pages throughout the manuscript, before being hired for the entire job. This allows me to determine a legitimate page per hour rate based on their copy and go from an hourly fee to a solid estimate or fixed fee.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary English, magna cum laude, Johns Hopkins University (currently #1 in the nation for Education programs). B.A. in Mass Communications and English (double major), magna cum laude, Salisbury State University. A.A. in General Studies, magna cum laude, Anne Arundel Community College, where I eventually taught non credit English (sentence skills), freshman English 1 &2, and Speech. Recently, AACC received #1 in a national ranking of community colleges by Academic Influence. I have more than 20 years of publications/journalism experience as well, particularly with magazine work as both a writer and editor. I'm happy to share my resume on request if I don't happen to attach it automatically in response to your work request.

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