I perform academic editing for all stages of the writing process, from initial development to final proofreading. I am now accepting clients for projects that begin in May 2021.


I can help with admissions statements, class papers, conference papers, journal articles, theses and dissertations, books, and smaller projects such as calls for proposals, syllabi, or web pages.


I operate on a sliding scale depending on your employment status:

  • Unemployed/Grad Student: $30/hr
  • Contingent: $45/hr
  • Tenure Track/Alt-Ac/Post-Ac: $60/hr
  • Tenured: $75/hr


I am a PhD candidate writing my dissertation. I’ve been doing academic writing for over 20 years. My Master’s thesis won the Dean’s Achievement Award for Best Paper. I was an editorial assistant and then Managing Editor at LEARN NC, an outreach program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education, working there for a total of five years. As Managing Editor, I handled every step of the editing process from initial development to final proofreading. I have also worked as a freelance editor for Academic Journal Experts.


Interested in my services? Please e-mail me to set up a consultation. We’ll do a 20 - 30 minute video call to figure out if we’re a good fit and if my schedule can accommodate your project.

Thanks for considering me!

Kimberly Hirsh @kimberlyhirsh