Academic language coaching

What clients say:

Marielle worked fast and her language editing was thorough and careful. Her knowledge of my academic field (gender studies) was an added benefit, as she was able to spot the misspelling of an author’s name. I really appreciate that, next to correcting mistakes in the text itself, she provided an overview of repeated spelling mistakes and explained the rules behind them. This approach allows you to actually ‘learn from your mistakes’ and hopefully avoid them in the future.

Katrine Smiet


Academic language coaching is

the in-depth assessment of the tone, quality, and structure of academic work and provides tailor-made advice on how these aspects can be improved. As such, it is not an editing service per se: its aim is to help you become a better academic writer by pointing out recurring mistakes and inconsistencies, for example, the use of British English vs. American, as well as where and how you can improve content-wise, structure-wise, and language-wise.

Its didactic angle makes academic language coaching a great fit for researchers who actively want to improve their academic writing skills.

Rates

All rates are based on the amount of work required and the time available to complete the project. If you would like to know more or receive a price quote, please email me at marielle@mswordsmith.nl.

Bachelor and Master students

For Bachelor and Master students, I have a special discount rate. For more information on this, please email me at marielle@mswordsmith.nl.

Please note there are still universities who have extra money for research expenses or language proficiency. For more information, contact your department.

If you would like to work with me

  1. Please send me an email at marielle@mswordsmith.nl with your name, how many pages or words you would like me to provide feedback on, and when you prefer the work to be completed. Please include a sample of your text, or the work as a whole.
  2. After receiving your email, I will reply with a price quote and an estimate of how long the project will take me.
  3. If you are happy with my offer, please send your work if you have not already done so.
  4. Depending on the quoted total, an advance might need to be paid before I start working on the project. In that case, we will first discuss how you would prefer to pay and I will either send you a PayPal invoice or an invoice with details on how to make a direct deposit into my bank account. Once payment has cleared, I will begin working on the project.

Please note: by agreeing to the quote, you are agreeing to the terms & conditions.