Writing and Editing Services

Struggling with writing?

Contrary to popular myth, writing is difficult for everyone. You do not, however, need to suffer alone. In fact, it’s not a good idea. Chances are, like most writers, you can use someone to help smooth out the rough edges and make your writing come alive.

I am a professional writer with a PhD in English and a decade and a half of experience editing/teaching/tutoring all kinds of writing. I can help with writing at any level or stage, from brainstorming to fine-tuning for publication, on projects of any scale, from job letters, personal essays, and resumes to articles, short stories, dissertations, and books. I also have a lot of experience with writers struggling with English as a second language, as well as native speakers working on basic literacy.

I’ve done editing for professors and graduate students in Finance, Marketing, Engineering, History, English, Physics, and International Relations, as well as dozens of applicants to medical school, law school and various graduate programs, high school students applying to college, and middle school students struggling with book reports. In addition, I’ve worked on projects for nonprofit groups, as well as various print and web-based publications. Before turning to freelance work full time, I taught writing at the University of Rochester, Cornell University, SUNY Geneseo, Rochester Institute of Technology, Northern Arizona University, and Auburn State Correctional Facility.

I can work face to face (geography permitting) or by e-mail (using the Review function in Word), or a combination of the two, and charge competitive rates.

Dr. Jay S. Winston
Professional Writer/Editor
108 W. Phil-Ellena St.
Philadelphia, PA 19119

A few words from satisfied clients:

I think your editing really helped and is definitely a reason why
I've been lucky enough to get so many interviews already (four) and an acceptance at Upstate! –
(college senior, now in medical school)

You are amazing. Thank you once again for your help.
I wish I had heard of you earlier.
(Ivy League PhD student, having finalized his dissertation)

This was how I meant it to be in the first place!
(officer in the Rochester Engineering Society, ready to put promotional materials on-line)

You are good!
(proud father of a college applicant who was accepted at her top choice colleges)

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