Non-Native English Speakers
Editors and Proof-readers
The graduate school does not endorse or recommend any particular editors or proof-readers listed here for your convenience. The editors and proof-readers act as private contractors for hire; use all due care when hiring someone to work for you.
English Graduate Students List-serv -- Contact the UMN English Department to hire a graduate student editor:
English Graduate Studies, 204 Lind Hall, 612-625-3882, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Editors Network
Other Resources for Non-Native English Speakers
UMN Instructor Sheryl Holt has written a book especially for non-native English speakers, Success with Graduate and Scholarly Writing (for Purchase).
The College of Continuing Education offers ESL Classes and Other Information
The Center for Teaching & Learning offers resources for non-native speakers
The Center for Writing provides helpful sites for learning English grammar and usage. There are three writing consultants who specialize in work with non-native English speakers: Pat Eliason, Justin Haring, and Kim Strain. You can read their bios here and request a writing consultation with one of them.
UNC-Chapel Hill's Writing Center has an ESL Student Resources page. Please be aware that a few of the resources are available only for students at UNC.
Courses & Additional Information
Classes on Writing and Presentation
The Writing Studies Department offers two classes for non-native speakers:
WRIT 5051: Graduate Research Writing Practice for Non-native English Speakers
WRIT 5052: Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Non-Native English Speakers
Carlson School of Management:
MCOM 5520: Persuasive Writing in Business: Non-Native English Speakers
MCOM 5540: Strategies and Skills for Managerial Presentations: Non-Native English Speakers