Katrina O. | Elance
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Katrina O.

Quick Professional Scholarly Editing
   United States
  |   San Diego, CA
  |  1:22 am Local Time


As an expert academic editor with over 10 years of experience in the industry and a PhD in Literature, I appreciate all of the challenges that undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars face with the writing, editing, and formatting process. I also appreciate how challenging it can be to run a successful business and build a stellar reputation in your industry. That's why I've dedicated my career to academic and business editing; I strive to ease those challenges for my clients by providing them with meticulous editing services to polish their documents and ensure that they put their best foot forward.

I specialize in thesis and dissertation editing, as well as college/graduate school admissions essay editing, and editing of various types of business documents and content, including proposals, newsletters, reports, emails/social media, web content, and more.
Service Description
All theses/dissertations that I have edited have been received with high accolades and have led to each individual's successful receipt of their graduate degree. My clients often rave about how much more helpful my editing is than the revisions they receive from their own professors or committee members:

“I would highly recommend Katrina. She has excellent attention to detail and provides 'above and beyond' editing. In fact, I received more useful feedback in relation to my writing from Katrina than my supervisors!” -Psychology PhD

The college/graduate school applicants whose essays I have edited have been accepted into their top schools and programs. My clients appreciate the personalized approach I take in our work together:

"I was at a loss of how to go about writing my personal statement for Nursing School applications, and Katrina walked me through the process with patience and invaluable insight into what professional schools are looking for. She inspired me to write my story and let my own voice shine through, and thanks to her I was accepted to my first choice in nursing programs!" -First Year Nursing Student

My business editing services help brands and companies maintain an impeccable reputation and continue to grow. My clients love how invested I am in their success:

"Katrina transformed my business’s mission statement from something generic and mundane to a unique, attention-grabbing document that helped put us in the spotlight in our industry. I truly appreciated their creativity and hands-on approach and I will definitely be using their services again!" -Naadine Koi, Founder & Creative Director of Great Over Good

My Services:
-Scholarly editing of master's theses, doctoral dissertations, manuscripts, and journal articles
-Citation and layout formatting of theses, dissertations, and manuscripts to a standard style guide (APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, Harvard, etc.)
-Editing in a diverse range of disciplines, including but not limited to education, history, religion, sports science, psychology, sociology, economics, communication, literature, and nursing
-Dissertation/thesis consulting and coaching
-College and graduate school application tutoring, specializing in personal statement writing and editing
-Job application materials: CVs and resumes, cover letters, statements of diversity/teaching philosophy, and LinkedIn profile optimization
-Academic writing of encyclopedia entries and articles on scholarly topics
-Blog writing: single blog articles or multiple-article packages
-Web content writing: Landing pages, sales pages, funnel pages, about us, product/service descriptions, etc.
-Business editing of reports, proposals, newsletters, surveys, training manuals, memos, etc.

I pride myself on the consistently high quality of my work and my attentive, responsive customer service, which has led to long-term business relationships with my many repeat customers. I strive to help you excel in your industry or discipline and make a name for yourself; your success is always my top priority.

For success stories from previous clients, please go to the following link on my professional website:

Take a look at my scholarly blog to get a sense of my writing style and the diverse range of issues on which I write:

My schedule is incredibly flexible and I am able to complete last-minute projects with a quick turnaround, as well as long-term projects. I am willing to negotiate slightly on price, so please do not hesitate contacting me to discuss pricing further.

I look forward to working with you!

Check out my LinkedIn profile for more info. on my publications and work experience: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=230338112&trk=hb_tab_pro_top less
University of California, San Diego
PhD in Literature
2007 - 2014
University of California, San Diego
M.A. in Literature
2007 - 2010
University of California, San Diego
B.A. in Spanish Literature & International Studies
2002 - 2006
Founder & Chief Editor
2012 - Present
I own and run my own scholarly editing and writing business, EditingWorm. We specialize in academic editing for undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars.
Thomas Riggs & Co.
Editor and Writer
2012 - 2013
Write and revise literary and cultural entries ranging from specific texts on certain themes and topics.
UCSD Visual Arts Department
Spanish-English Translator
2012 - 2013
Translated Spanish essays into English for an anthology on visual arts in Latin America.
University of California, San Diego
Intermediate Spanish Instructor
2007 - 2013
Primary instructor for Intermediate Spanish language and literature courses. Responsibilities include: • Leading analytical discussions of course readings (Spanish and Latin American literature) and audiovisual materials (Spanish-language foreign films) while providing students with the necessary historical context. • Facilitating all course examinations. • Evaluating and providing constructive feedback on all course assignments including essays, oral presentations, and in-class writing.
San Diego County Water Authority
Spanish translator and copy writer
2008 - 2010
Composed written content in Spanish for the water authority's marketing campaign related to vouchers for water-saving appliances. Translated copy from English to Spanish for public advertisements and other marketing and customer service materials.
Payment Terms
I accept either fixed rate or hourly payment. For most projects, I strongly advise clients to opt for fixed rate pricing, as it allows them to more easily budget the costs of a project.
Katrina O. | Elance

Katrina O.