Non-Native English Speakers

Writing Support

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, gradeng@umn.edu
Professional Editors Network
Communicators Forum

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 resources for non-native speakers of English

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