Donna Bilak, PhD

I am an academically trained proofreader and copyeditor based in New York City and published author in the fields of history of science and decorative arts. I hold a PhD from the Bard Graduate Center. I specialize in academic proofreading and copyediting.

I offer three core editing services:


Ensure Correct Spelling and Grammar

We catch the errors your spellchecker missed to ensure perfect, professional grammar.


Strengthen Structure and Content

We recognize what you are trying to say and help you say it as eloquently as possible.

Premium Services

Develop and Polish Core Concepts

Working face to face with you, we pull your words apart and put them back together stronger.

I enjoy working with:

  • Scholars preparing manuscripts for publication and funding proposals
  • Students working on theses, dissertations, and grad school applications
  • Non-native English speakers looking for a little help with grammar, syntax, and style
  • Anybody looking for writing guidance or coaching for presentations

Deliverables include academic articles and book chapters, grant proposals, resumes, cover letters, and more.

New York, NY


Years in the field: 8
Years freelancing: 2


Donna Bilak, PhD