The Wordsmithing Studio
The Wordsmithing Studio

The Wordsmithing Studio

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: I don't work on religious work, resumes, or short essays. Please don't contact me for those. I’ll help you get that drafted fiction, poetry, or larger academic project ready for submission/publication and/or guide you on how to publish it yourself! I’m an experienced writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience. I hold both a BA and MA in English from Wayne State University, and am a member of the Modern Language Association (MLA). I've written, edited, and published chapbooks, poetry, journals, newsletters, periodicals, web pages, white papers, academic papers, and conference papers. I believe a well-written, well-edited piece of written work is one of the most important steps forward in almost any venture—and I'm here to help you with that!

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24 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

18 reviews


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Nour D.

Writing and Editing Services

Geoffrey was very helpful in editing my book. He was very professional and understanding. I was very impressed with the way he formatted my book. He guided me through the steps and he's extremely knowledgeable. I had a great experience working with Geoffrey. I highly recommend him.
Jun 9, 2021
Jarrad P.

Writing and Editing Services

Geoffrey was the exact editor I needed for my manuscript! He was very thorough with his edits and comments - providing helpful sources and suggestions. Geoffrey even reviewed the changes I made to make final edits and create a quality product. I highly recommend Geoffrey for high-quality editing resource.
Nov 13, 2019
Daniel O.

Writing and Editing Services

In addition to fine editing, he provided insightful comments about trends in technical writing and provided useful alternatives to worn out clichés.
Apr 14, 2019
Melanie G.

Writing and Editing Services

Geoffrey was professional. He finished editing ahead of the deadline I set. Pricing was incredibly reasonable. I am a very satisfied customer. Thank you.
Nov 21, 2018
Ashley G.

Writing and Editing Services

Working with Geoffrey was awesome! He is punctual, professional, and very attentive to the needs of his clients. He made sure I understood why certain edits were being made and even took the time to educate me in APA. I fully recommend him without reservation. Choose Geoffrey you will be glad you did!!!
Oct 17, 2018
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Geoffrey Sperl


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge a minimum of $45 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!

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