ESL Speakers

Jan Ryder, Ph.D.

If you are an ESL speaker, whether student, professor, or other researcher, you have a special awareness of the challenges posed by the English language. And writing in a foreign language is almost always more difficult than reading or speaking it. Even if you are highly fluent, some subtleties of the language may still escape you, as they do even well-educated native speakers. You may also have been taught principles of document organization and expression of ideas that differ from the expectations of the American academic world.



Difficulties with the English language at any level increase the challenges you face in the academic world. I can help you by editing your documents so that they cannot be distinguished from the work of a native speaker. I have extensive experience and a special interest in working with ESL speakers, so please do not hesitate to contact me if you think I can help you in any way.


You will find many useful links to online ESL resources at the following websites:

You might also wish to check out some of these other ESL resources:

To learn more about my services or to submit a document, please contact me at