People who write well are more likely to get what they want.

Careful editing is that last important courtesy to your readers.

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Welcome to my webpage. My name is Müge (Meg) N. Galin. This quote from George Bernard Shaw speaks to me: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” How true. In my opinion, today’s busy world where we all breeze by one another leaves much room for miscommunication. It is therefore all the more important that we work at learning to say what we mean as precisely as we can. Hence, the name of my business, Precise Editing . . .

Let me bring my organizational and editing skills
to help you with the following:

 Consulting at all stages of writing a proposal, master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, journal article, book, personal statement, research statement, or a teaching statement;

 Editing and proofreading for grammar, spelling, word choice, flow;

 Consulting on organization, format, style;

 Consulting on the writer’s voice;

 Thinking through the thesis and support, adjusting content, raising questions for meaning and clarity;

 Rewriting and revising;

 Consulting on composing/editing cover letters for applying to graduate school, or a job;

 Consulting on composing a personal statement, research statement, or teaching philosophy; and

 Training in critical thinking and analysis.



PhD in English Literature;

Founder and sole proprietor of this business, Preciseediting.info, since 1990;

 Composing, editing, and revising parts or all of countless proposals, doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, journal articles, and books;

 20+ years of teaching experience in the Department of English and in the Department of Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University;

Published author of Between East and West (SUNY Press, 1997); Understanding Women (Ohio State University, 1992), and other scholarly books.

Finally, I take confidentiality very seriously. This means I disclose neither the fact that I edit for someone, nor the content of any work that I edit. Clients whose names appear on the References page have agreed to allow me to share their names.




Fees and Terms:

You can make an appointment to work with me on your writing at an hourly rate;


You can submit your work for me to edit it on my own.

The fee is calculated by the total number of double-spaced pages. Rates vary by the depth of editing and the turnaround time you request.

Thank you for visiting my website. For more details about my work, please see my Bio and FAQ pages. Please also see the References page. You may contact anyone listed on that page, with any questions you may have regarding my record. I look forward to hearing from you.
Müge (Meg) N. Galin

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