Eric Goddard-Scovel

My experience as an editor draws first from my 10+ years of experience as a writing instructor at the University level. I have been assessing, guiding and editing the writing of students, colleagues, and friends for much of that time. As an instructor, I taught Composition, Creative Writing, Business Writing, and Technical Writing, so I am very familiar with writing and editing in many contexts.

Since 2013, I have been working part-time as a freelance editor to edit, proofread, and format doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses for graduate students, initially at Purdue University. I am fluent in several academic and professional style guides, including Chicago Style, APA, MLA, and AMA. I have also worked regularly with ESL clients to prepare scientific/technical articles for publication in English language journals.¬†Additionally, I am skilled with¬†website creation (using HTML/CSS and javascript, as well as CMS’s like Drupal, WordPress, and SquareSpace), editing fiction/poetry, and job documents like application letters, CVs, and resumes.

I encourage you to visit my website for more information about me and my editing services:

Client testimonials:

I contacted Eric Goddard-Scovel to edit and format my Computer Engineering master’s degree thesis. He was able to cut through the technical details of my project and offered structural improvements that helped clarify my points. He also caught all of my embarrassing grammatical errors, which I appreciate. I was very satisfied with the work he did, the speed in which feedback was returned, and the quality of his suggestions. I continue to use his editing services as I know I can count on his skills.

— Derrick Kearney, MSECE, 2015 (Editing client)

Best money I’ve ever spent, Eric! Thank you so much for that work, and for how quickly you did it. I would have spent 40 hours and still probably not been accurate!

— Dr. Colleen Green, PhD in English, 2016 (Formatting client)

Spring, TX


Years in the field: 12
Years freelancing: 6


Eric Goddard-Scovel