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About Your Editor

Jan Ryder, Ph.D.


I hold a Ph.D. in medieval history from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master’s in the same from the University of Illinois. In my eleven years of teaching, I graded literally thousands of student papers on everything from content, argument, and organization to style, spelling, grammar, and punctuation (and I was not an easy grader). I also taught research seminars in which I worked one-on-one with students, teaching them how to conduct research, analyze evidence, develop and defend their arguments, and express their ideas more effectively in writing. Additionally, I have my own extensive experience researching and writing in the academic world. In the 11 years I have been working as an independent academic editor, I have also edited hundreds of documents for many dozens of clients and have extensive experience with ESL writing in particular. I am located in the greater Providence, Rhode Island, area.

My mission is to help you succeed in the academic world by polishing your writing and helping you make the best presentation of your work. Let me put my experience to work for you!

To learn more about my services or to submit a document, please contact me at editor@myfinaldraft.com.