Fiction Editor, English, Reading, Witing, History, Basic French Tutor
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I will spend as much time with any student as they require to learn material. I will repeatedly explain concepts until a student understands. Many tutor as a side job, Not I! This is what I do for a living, so I have all the time I need to spend with students. I apply this rule when I am editing fiction writing projects as well. I love having a reason to crack open my fat American history textbook or my huge Shakespeare anthology, and knowing I am not wasting time that I should spend working--because I *am* working! I also love getting paid to think!
Healthier is awesome ..Jun 29, 2015Verified
Heather is by far more than I could've asked for in a tutor. I look forward to working with her over the next couple of months. DawnJun 23, 2015Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge $20 for per hour for all services except reading and writing tutoring , and college application essay assistance. For those, my rate is $15 per hour. I receive payment through Dwollacom, an online service similar to PayPal. Full payment is due within 30 days of service completion.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I ask them to contact me by phone or email to establish initial connection. If they choose to do so, I I ask the person describe exactly what help they need. I I ask what their language related fears or skills are and what they want their final product to say or look like. Then I have them send me any or sometimes all relevant documents by email. The first time through, I simply read the document. I then read it again, if I am editing and then either make changes directly to the document, or suggest changes the original writer might make themselves depending on the person's preferences. I also ghostwrite if that is their wish, but I will only write what the person tells me to say, because I don't want to change their meaning or put meaning in their document that shouldn't be there. When I ghostwrite, I will ask lots of questions , so that I do the job correctly , because, of course, any ghostwritten documents are not mine. I ask for patience from the writer as I pose all these questions.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I hold a bachelor's in English and a Masters in writing. I trained as a publisher, and specialized in editing. I worked at my University's student-run press Ooligan, as a sort of practicum. I have also written, edited, designed, and self-published two books of my own, and I am working on my third, the halfway point in a series of six fantasy novels.