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Sam

Location: Paris,
School: Oxford

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Fee Structure

Word Count1 Day2+ Days
1 - 250$199$149
251 - 900$425$399
901 - 1200$549$499
1201 - 1500$649$599
1501 - 2000$749$699
2001 - 3000$899$799
3001 - 4000-$999
4001 - 5000-$1199
5001 - 6000-$1399
6001 - 7000-$1699
7001 - 8000-$1999
Consultation$199/hr

About Me

Sam is a writer, editor and university lecturer who has taught writing for almost two decades in the US and Europe. After graduating from Oxford University with a First Class Degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages, he spent a brief period working in magazine journalism then earned an MFA in creative writing from UC Irvine. He taught writing and literature to undergraduates at UC Irvine for close to a decade. Since leaving California he has taught at NYU, Bard and RISD, where he was on the Literary Arts faculty for 4 years and was a graduate writing advisor. Over the years he has edited thousands of essays, stories, articles, books and personal statements, and has developed a fine ear for eliciting what is unique and compelling in each writer’s voice and their perspective on the world.

Sam brings a rich diversity of professional experience and intellectual interests to his editorial practice. As a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction, Sam has earned fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Centre, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Dora Maar House. He has mentored successful business professionals, doctors, architects, fashion designers and computer engineers. As an editor with a philosophical background he is particularly skilled at honing the central ideas that drive a piece of writing. He taught incarcerated women through the Bard Prison Initiative and continues to mentor refugees and torture survivors at Freedom from Torture in London. An avid runner and squash player, currently he lives with his partner and daughter in Paris, where he writes, leads writing workshops and works as a freelance editor.

Education:
Oxford University
-MA in Philosophy and Modern Languages
University of California, Irvine
-MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction)

Expertise

  • Medical School
  • Business School
  • Law School
  • Graduate Programs
  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Academic Essays

Reviews

5 starsProfessional editing

Sam helped me with my essays for my grad school application. He is super professional and responsive! Looking forward to working with him in the future for sure! Thank you, Sam!!

- Jessica

2 starsProfessional editing

Sam helped me with my essays for my grad school application. He is super professional and responsive! Looking forward to working with him in the future for sure! Thank you, Sam!!

- Jessica

5 starsWonderful Editing

Same has been a wonderful editor to my essay. In specific: (1) He didn't only provide a better version of what I tried to explain, but also offer the reason he suggested me to change the wording; (2) He understood my thought process at the very beginning, and respect the contents of my storytelling (In my opinion, to be honest, this is usually an X factor when we try to find someone to help us on our essay; we never know if an editor will "edit" too much); (3) Sam contacted me immediately about his schedule once I submitted my initial request and did everything the best he can to provide me a draft as soon as possible, which he did, with a much better draft than my original one. Thank you Sam!

- Martin

2 starsOn point

Great edits!Sam is also a very kind person!

- Agnes

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