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Geoffrey is very knowledgeable regarding writing, APA, Microsoft Office, and literature. Geoffrey takes the time to explain everything in detail and simplifies it for easy understanding. Geoffrey provides you with constructive and consistent feedback that enables you to complete your goal. I would recommend Geoffrey to anyone looking to improve their computer literacy and/or writing skills!Oct 1, 2018
Geoffrey is a very thorough and collaborative editor. I needed my dissertation prospectus to be formatted in APA 6th edition and he made sure I didn't miss anything. Having an extra set of eyes to mind the formatting while I concentrated on the content was well worth the extra time and expense. I highly recommend him!Aug 24, 2018
I cannot sing enough praises for Mr. Sperl. I am a college English professor (yes, we need editors and proofreaders, too!) and have used him a couple times for proofreading grant proposals. He has also edited several short stories of mine that have made their way into various anthologies. I credit Mr. Sperl for being one of the reasons my fiction was accepted into these short story collections. He is professional, intelligent, creative, prompt, and pleasant to work with. He is willing to work with his clients and give them what they need from him. I have been quite satisfied with his work and will continue to use his valuable service.Aug 21, 2018
Geoff elevated my paper to a different level!Jul 29, 2018
Writing and Editing ServicesDec 4, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge a minimum of $35 per project. Before I can give an exact quote, I need to know how many words I'll be editing. My pricing per word is: * proofreading - $0.01 (1¢) * copyediting - $0.03 (3¢) * structural copyediting - $0.05 (5¢) If you need me to check your formatting (IBM, APA, MLA, or Chicago styles), add an additional 1¢ (for example, a proofreading and format check will be 2¢ per word). If you need me to format a paper (IBM, APA, MLA, or Chicago styles), add an additional 2¢ per word (for example, proofreading & formatting will be 3¢ per word). If you're writing a dissertation, thesis, or capstone, and the pricing is worrying you, don't let it (most of my academic projects are proofreadings or proofreadings with a format check).
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?With my writing and editing projects, I take a very measured and structured approach to the process. My experience as a project manager comes in handy here, as I want to make sure you meet your deadline (if you have one).
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a BA and MA in English, am a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the American Copy Editors Society. I've written and edited newsletters, periodicals, web pages, knowledgebase articles, white papers, academic papers, conference papers, workbooks, theses, capstones, and dissertations. I also have access to two collegiate (one of which is a research university) and two municipal libraries and am trained in utilizing their resources to create proper citations. I can also work with your Zotero libraries!