Urumea river. Photo by Wendy Baldwin
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I'm an independent language professional based in Donostia-San Sebastián, with over 25 years of experience helping academics write and publish their work in English. Although I work with all authors who write in English, I specialize in supporting multi-language authors, who often face additional challenges and burdens in writing for publication.

Regardless of your background, my goal is the same: to champion your work by helping you connect with your target audience. This means I help you shape a text that is fit for purpose and engages your audience.

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I edit texts originally written in English.

I specialize in academic and scientific texts in the social sciences and humanities, and texts related to the research and publication processes. Text types include:

Articles for publication

Abstracts, scripts, papers & other written material for conference presentations

PhD dissertations (partial edits)

Research & experiment-related materials: questionnaires, stimuli sets, consent forms, instructions for participants, participant feedback, etc.

Books & book proposals

Reports for project partners, funding agencies & other dissemination texts

Texts for teaching (course syllabi, notes, exams, slides, etc.)

I run structured writing retreats for writers who are looking for dedicated and distraction-free space and time to either push a writing project ahead or get started on a new or long-dormant project.

Writing retreats for academic writers have a proven track record—benefits include:

Time & space to set ambitious but realistic goals

Accountability and support from like-minded writers

Room to discuss writing challenges, assess outcomes and celebrate achievements

Ample writing time interspersed with breaks to refuel and recharge

A typical writing retreats is 2.5 days, though shorter or longer retreats are available.

Writing retreats are currently online (Zoom) but I hope to offer retreats in San Sebastián in 2023. 

I run writing workshops that help authors with their writing output as well as with their writing process. Examples of workshops include:

The Fundamentals of Scientific Writing and Publication (best for: 1st and 2nd year PhD students)

Effective Self-Revision Module (best for: any audience)

I do personalized writing assessments for academic authors, providing tailored feedback about strengths & weaknesses and recommendations for improvement.

I coach authors who would like sustained help with their writing generally or a specific project. Together we assess the author's needs and plan an appropriate short-term program.