Hi, I'm Taryn!
I have been helping graduate students, faculty, and academic professionals become better writers for more than a decade. Before that, I spent most of my free time learning to write better myself—I was always either buried in a book or parked in front of a computer screen, reading and writing. I love the complexities of language; few things bring me greater satisfaction than finding just the right word to convey meaning.
I'm here to help.
I know that writing, especially in a language as complicated as English, doesn’t come easily to everyone. My undergraduate years were largely devoted to French, Spanish, and psychology courses, all of which required different approaches to language. So I understand the confusion and frustration that often surround the writing process.
As a graduate student, I began to provide one-on-one and small-group writing and content tutoring to undergrads. I later consulted with faculty on their professional projects. I have since continued to tutor and teach at the college level. After managing a university writing center, I moved into educational publishing to familiarize myself with another side of the academic writing process. Now, I work full time as an editor and consultant to help my clients grow as writers.
Become an empowered author.
I’ve established a network of high-achieving academics who trust me with their scholarly writing. My clients and I collaborate to refine their writing to suit their intended audiences. My extensive experience in academia, both in and outside the classroom, enables me to creatively address writing- and language-related issues across a host of disciplines.
How I can serve you:
With writing services, I'll craft an article to your specifications. The final piece will speak to your audience while being accessible and engaging. I can also offer research assistance to help you see a project to completion.
Through developmental editing or writing consulting, I can help you plan, develop, and refine a piece of writing from the drafting stage to the final product. Consultations walk you through the writing process and are tailored to your specific skills, strengths, and areas for growth to help you become a more effective writer.
As an English language editor, I provide comprehensive revision services for high-stakes writing. Because even the most astute editor may not catch and remedy every error by sight, I also complete a full-length dictation of every document before finalizing a draft and returning it to you. That way, you can rest assured that your writing will be exemplary the first time, every time--making the path to publication quicker and simpler.
On a personal note...
In addition to writing and editing, I spend my time cooking (especially with vegetables) and traveling. France is my favorite country to visit. I also enjoy watching hockey, exploring haunted history, and trying new restaurants with my husband. We love spoiling our three cats and have a soft spot (pun intended?) for the Bengal breed.
Get in touch!
Interested in working with me or have a question about my services? I’d love to hear from you. Send me a message and I’ll respond as soon as I can.
"As an ESL student, she provides me a brilliant opportunity to review my mistakes and make improvements."
Taryn does her job really well... not only for the quality of proofreading but also with high efficiency. She is patient and professional. I’ve asked her for help editing some of my assignments, and I always put things off until the last minute. But, with Taryn's help, I never miss my deadlines. I also recommend her service because she gives me back two versions of my documents (one with comments and another one that’s clean). I can easily tell where she made revisions. As an ESL student, she provides me a brilliant opportunity to review my mistakes and make improvements.
Ariel L., Ph.D. candidate, Concordia University, Canada
Background & Education
B.A., French Language & Literature
M.A., Professional Writing (concentration in composition & rhetoric)
M.S., Human Development & Family Studies (concentration in couple & family therapy)
Professional tutoring (content & composition): 2008–present
Professional writing & editing: 2009–present
University teaching (psychology & writing): 2010–2015
University writing center administration: 2015–2017
How can I help?
Comprehensive writing support
Partner with me to make the writing process easier, communicate more effectively with your audience, and develop stronger writing skills for the future.
Line editing, copyediting, and proofreading
Application revisions will showcase your accomplishments and highlight what makes you unique to help you stand out in the applicant pool.
Line editing, copyediting, and proofreading
High-quality writing will enhance your confidence and scholarly authority. Language editing ensures your writing will be suitable for professional audiences.
Evergreen content that resonates with readers
Whether you're looking for features or shorter pieces of writing, my work will engage your audience and keep your organization's values front and center.