Heather Stein, Ph.D.

Editor, writer and historian

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An Open Book

Writing

Original and polished content to help you create a memorable and effective letter, webpage or application package.

Editing

Editing

Precision focus on improving the content, structure, syntax and style of both scholarly texts and fiction.

Coaching

Coaching

One-on-One sessions to fit your schedule and help achieve your writing and fluency goals.

Beta-Reading

Looking through fiction for inconsistencies, believability and clarity.

Testimonials

What Past Clients Had To Say Portfolio

Heather makes your life easy at a remarkably reasonable rate. Pleasant, patient, and funny and extraordinarily competent... a kind but firmly directed personal trainer more than mere coach. I retained her for help with academic essays for a part-time Master's program at the U of Edinburgh and within a few days of me asking for her help, she was helping me write, pitch and publish articles, co-creating web content, and revolutionizing and precisely organizing all of my marketing efforts in writing. When you are working with Heather, you have her total attention and almost uncanny actionable insight. She is results driven, knows the unwritten rules of being published in the right venue for your aims and gets it done.

Charles Joseph, Esq.

Founding Partner, Joseph & Kirschenbaum, LLP

Law school taught me about the contours of the law, but Heather Stein played an integral role in teaching me about the art of argument. Heather was my teaching assistant for two writing intensive medieval history courses while I was an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. For every writing assignment I turned in, Heather took it down to the studs so she could show me where my structure was working and where it wasn't. My papers were always drenched in red ink, and it was clear she cared about helping me become a better writer. Heather took the time to learn my style and to make suggestions that maintained the integrity of my quirks while strengthening the arguments. ... Before taking my first class with Heather, I only read for information. With Heather, I learned to read both for information and for argument. This helped me see the ways in which a writer can manipulate facts and create multiple, opposing arguments. As a lawyer, this is invaluable. Rian C. Dawson

Litigation Associate, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP

Heather has been my go-to editor and proofreader for the last two years. She has regularly and reliably played an instrumental role in getting me published (through careful revision of grammar, style, and content) and helped me put together sharper application packages (ultimately landing me an academic job). When dealing with material she is not familiar with, she independently researches to make sure she grasps the subject matter and knows the contours of the field. She is particularly good at making connections across disciplines and often comes up with unexpected angles from which to solve problems. Dr. Jean-Olivier Richard

Cain Fellow, Chemical Heritage Foundation

Imagine how good Star Wars might have been if someone had punched George Lucas in the eye during development once or twice. What did I need as a writer? I needed someone to be honest with me. Anyone can beta read a book and say, “Wow, that was really great!” For some writers that is all they want, but I wanted my book to be good, really good. I needed someone who would be fair and blunt. I needed someone would read my work and point out bad ideas. I needed the proverbial punch in the eye. Heather is that person. With her ideas and comments my book is on its way to being something I can be proud of. She pointed out errors in my story that I had missed several times. She wasn’t afraid to say, “This doesn’t make sense.” She took her time and gave my book a fair and honest review. Without question, I would work with Heather again. Steven M Nedeau

Author of The Soul Web, Fiverr Client

Heather is one of the brightest, hardest working and dedicated teachers I had the honor of studying under during my undergraduate tenure at Johns Hopkins. Heather's passion for the study of history (Medieval history in this case) was apparent in her careful, methodical approach to lectures, assignments and exams. Complex topics and conversations became fluid and tangible.

Alex Shtarkman

Investment Banking Analyst, Raymond James

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Rates

A 20% ASAP Surcharge Applies
  • Coaching @ 22.50 USD/hr: One-on-one, pre-scheduled sessions to help you plan, write and revise texts.
  • Developmental Editing @ 22.50 USD/hr: Planning, reorganizing, expanding and condensing your submitted texts.
  • Copy-Editing and Proofreading @ 20 USD/hr: Correcting for grammar, syntax and spelling, as well as ensuring consistency in tone and argument of your texts.
  • Formatting and Research @ 18.50 USD/hr: Applying the correct citation styleguide and locating the best sources to back up your argument.
  • Project Management @ 18 USD/hr: Emails, conversations and any interactions necessary to keep your project running smoothly.
  • Ghostwritten Content Writing @ 33 USD/hr: Original compositions for which I will not be credited as the author.

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