Editing Services

Aaren working while on vacation in Dubrovnik, Croatia

I have been editing through Penn State’s Graduate Writing Center and privately for the last six years. I edit writing of all kinds: personal statements, articles, dissertations. I offer a range of feedback, from simple line edits to structural and conceptual solutions. My aim is to make your writing the very best it can be.

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"I love having Aaren as my editor! We have worked together on academic essays, memorandums, and personal statements over the past few years. She never fails to keep my voice in my writings or to provide me with feedback before the deadline. Aaren would always make sure she understands what I’m trying to convey before giving me a detailed message with the reasons for her suggested edits. The language of my work not only flows better, but is also more concise after passing through her hands! In addition, as someone whose first language isn’t English, I feel very comfortable communicating with her because she understands the difficulties ESL learners have, and she is always patient with everyone. All in all, I highly recommend Aaren to be your private editor."
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Tina Chen (Penn State class of 2020)
"Thank you again for your service in editing my paper. I noticed how my paper improved, and my mentor told me the editor did a great job in editing the dissertation. Ms. Pastor is a reliable person, and gave me an estimation before editing my paper. She worked in a timely manner."
Sarah (Ph.D. student at Temple University)
"I had wonderful experiences with her because of her pleasant processing. Aaren provided constructive feedback on my work and delivered editing services promptly. I was able to acquire an edited version of what I was striving for after enough consultation. I'm pleased with the result!"
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S.R. Yu (Ph.D. student)