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Word Sculpting: Editing and Proofreading Services
Word Sculpting: Editing and Proofreading Services

Word Sculpting: Editing and Proofreading Services

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Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: I am a word and sentence sculptor. Let me be the solution to your writing challenges! I have a Masters in English, as well as a Master of Social Work, and I am the author of a writing skills book. I have had many years of experience teaching/coaching/tutoring writers with all types of academic assignments in all disciplines - applications, seminar projects, dissertations, etc. - as well as copy for fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. My fee is by the hour or by the page, negotiable depending on the writing project. It is my goal to have a fair and equitable relationship with all my clients and to provide excellent editing/proofreading services at fair prices. And I promise to meet your deadline!

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Colyn C.

Writing and Editing Services

Took the time to encourage me and her notes were very helpful. I would definitely recommend her services and will be doing business with her again.
Mar 30, 2021
Victor B.

Writing and Editing Services

I really enjoyed working with Ellen. She was very responsive, polite, and easy to work with. She knows what she's doing and she doesn't overcharge for her services. I would highly recommend her to anybody. Thank you Ellen!
Mar 22, 2021
Joseph U.

Writing and Editing Services

Ellen lived up to her editing service name and sculpted my manuscript line by line for a reasonable rate and within the time frame she promised. Her suggested word choices and stylistic changes enhanced the clarity and conciseness in my how-to book, "How to Self-Publish Without Going Broke" while still staying true to my voice. I would recommend her for anyone looking for a line editor on a budget.
Mar 9, 2021
Christina S.

Writing and Editing Services

Ellen was amazing! I chose her for proofreading my YA novel because she has experience reading them. Also, instead of only communicating by email we had a phone conversation to discuss and clarify exactly what I wanted. She emailed any questions she had while working on my manuscript to make sure she was covering all the bases. The final product was perfect! I asked her to write a short blurb for my book which she did flawlessly and it will be featured on my social media sites as well as the back of my book!
Feb 7, 2021
Melin S.

Writing and Editing Services

Ellen is exceptional! After many years in the workforce, as a graduate school applicant I was intimidated that my writing samples were not up to the standard of my top school choices. Ellen not only responded in a limited time frame but took the time to understand my work and convey it in an accessible yet polished language. She also helped with my personal statement to ensure that every experience connected to meet my ultimate goal. I cannot recommend Ellen enough, and I will be returning hopefully with graduate school papers.
Jan 16, 2021
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Ellen Bitterman


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

    My pricing is always flexible depending on the scope of a given document. I always try to tailor my writing services and fees to the individual needs and budgets of my clients. My goal, as stated before, is to have a fair and equitable professional relationship with all my customers.

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

    I always prefer to have personal contact by text/phone so that I can be sure to understand the scope and the goals of my client and then provide the best service and price.

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

    I am dual mastered: English and Social Work. I am also a writer. I have also worked as a writing teacher/coach for many years both for native and non-native English speaking writers.

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