English Express specialises in editing for the academic world, particularly in the humanities, social sciences, engineering, building and construction and law. We bring the best of English to do justice to your research and ensure your readers understand your work as clearly as possible. Our highly regarded editing skills are most commonly applied to:
Plain English, clarity, disambiguation, vocabulary, punctuation, flow, structure and style are all aspects of editing that are used to help your thesis, report, application or profile be the best it can be while remaining true to its academic rigour and the ethical requirements of your university or target journal.
Editing is a team effort between you and the editor, and we always honour your ownership of the text while maintaining quality and integrity.
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English Express coaches academics and higher degree research (HDR) students 1:1 in how to write clear effective English that means what they really want to say and generates the response they want from their readers.
This coaching can:
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English Express runs tailored workshops to help clients write with optimum clarity and communicate what they really mean. This means they:
The format involves explanation, discussion, demonstration and practical working through of examples, including clients’ own examples.
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Hazel Baker is a lifelong journalist, writer, editor and writing coach whose expertise has helped her clients achieve outstanding results.
She has a BA in English and French and is particularly skilled at working with people who come from a non-English speaking background.
Hazel has worked in Africa, the UK, the USA and Australia. Among her many clients in Australia have been UNSW, the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, the University of Sydney, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), ABB, Appen and UTS, as well as many other government departments and commercial organisations.
She currently specialises in academic editing and in coaching academics and tertiary students in writing for success.
Hazel is a Professional Member of IPEd, the Institute of Professional Editors in Australia and New Zealand, and is an IPEd Ambassador.
Thank you so much for your amazing editing. I have learnt so much about my own writing and about how to write better from you. Working with you has been a really enjoyable process and has taught me a lot.
'Put simply, I could not speak more highly of Hazel. She was very communicative and responsive during the editing process, quickly turning around my edited document and providing in-depth and constructive feedback. She very much brought a “fresh set of eyes” to my work and challenged me to look at my dissertation from the reader’s perspective. This proved invaluable and I was ecstatic with the outcome. Thank you, Hazel!'
'Thank you for being so amazing. I learned so much.'
Your work is excellent and well worth the investment.
Working with Hazel has been a revelation. As someone who writes a good deal in their job, I had become comfortable with my approach. However, as I started needing to write for different audiences, it became clear that I needed some outside help to get my message across effectively. Hazel quickly and insightfully worked out my strengths and what I needed to change. She gently but rationally coaches me to create new, more useful writing habits. Most importantly for me, she always prioritises staying true to the substance - no matter how we adapt the tone and style for my audience. Hazel has now worked with me very effectively to better structure and fine-tune several documents where a high degree of sensitivity to the readers’ perceptions was crucial for success. That we get along well and share a sense of humour makes our sessions enjoyable as well as useful. I highly recommend Hazel to anyone who writes.
Hazel takes a very involved approach to editing. She gets right into the work and brings all her writing skills to bear on the edited version. More than that, she brings a set of fresh eyes and deep understanding to the work. The result is a more approachable work with all the lumps polished out, errors corrected and at times an added insight ...
Hazel, your craft is amazing. When I apply your suggested edits, my sentences flow much better and my points are way more clear. I'm learning so much from this too. I still have a year of my Masters to go and I could get even better grades purely from improving my writing. That's what I'm aiming for. Thank you so much.
Hazel has been editing my research for around three years, including my PhD. I value so much all that she has done, not only her respect for tight deadlines but also her thought-provoking comments that guide my analysis of my own work. Thank you, Hazel!
Hazel's editing exceeded my expectations. I was very happy with the assistance provided. It helped a great deal in terms of polishing my research paper and I was thrilled with the results.
Hazel is an individual of high abilities and outstanding performance. In my career I have worked with many editors and technical writers. In my view, she is at the highest level among her professional peers.
Thanks an ocean for the fast and coordinated work you did on my thesis to ensure it had flow and communication was clear.
Thank you so much for all of your help - you have worked so seamlessly with me with my thesis. I am so excited to be submitting soon!
To find out more about English Express services, to chat about your ideas and requirements or to request a free quote, please call me on the number here during business hours or send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.