Professional Freelance Services

About

I am a professional freelancer seeking one-time, short-term, and long-term contract opportunities in editing, writing, tutoring, and research.

I specialize in editing, offering services in:

  • non-fiction manuscripts across various disciplines including English literature, history, sociology, psychology, self-help, finance, and memoirs.
  • short fiction stories and novels, as well as saga-length series.
  • thesis and dissertation editing services in various fields from literature to nursing and sociology.
  • editing on press releases, web and blog copy, press releases, presentations, and brochures.

My areas of greatest interest include science fiction, African American history & literature, history, fantasy, Afrofuturism, romance, cyberpunk, and thrillers, but I am open to editing works from any genre.

In the field of writing, I offer services in:

  • professional, academic, and editorial copywriting
  • non-fiction ghostwriting

In the field of tutoring, I offer services in:

  • High school, undergraduate, and graduate composition
  • High school, undergraduate, and graduate English literature
  • Professional writing

In the field of consultation, I offer services in:

  • Academic writing for publication
  • Research planning
  • Thought partnership
  • Business Development
  • Event Planning & Execution

Editing Services

Editing Services

Different Types of Editing Services *

Developmental Editing Evaluation Editing Content Editing Line Editing Copyediting & Proofreading
Also Called

Conceptual Editing

Manuscript Appraisal

Manuscript Critique

Structural Edit

Substantive Editing

Full Editing

Stylistic Edit

Comprehensive Edit

Best For

Early-Stage Writing & Organization

Needs Help Bringing Ideas Together

Big-Picture Development

Completed First Drafts

Big-Picture Structural & Organizational Development

Readiness for final stages (copyediting & proofreading)

Paragraph-Level Markup & Revision

Evaluation of Tone & Voice

Stylistic Edits

Line-By-Line Markup & Revision

Clarification & Concision

Usage

Most Detailed

Completed Final Drafts

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling

Pre-Publication Layout Editing

Final Stage

Asks Questions Like

Are you leaving out any key details?

Is there irrelevant material that needs to be cut?

Is this manuscript ready for publication?

Do I need to go back to the drawing board?

How does the piece flow from chapter to chapter and paragraph to paragraph?

Does the writing covey the author's intended message?

Does this piece still have run-ons or sentence fragments?

Is the piece clear & concise or unnecessarily wordy?

Are there any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors?

Is this ready for publication?

  • Tucker, Max. “What Are the Different Types of Editing?” Scribe. https://scribewriting.com/editing-types/.

Editing F.A.Q.’s 

Yes! The number of editing services required will determine the final fixed or hourly rate--depending on the project and your preference.

 

That being said, for example, evaluation editing and content editing include standard line-editing and copyediting. services. Be sure to let me know how deep or thorough of a revision you are seeking.

There are a couple of ways to figure out what services you need, and both of them involve us talking to one another! You can either:

1) Fill out the price estimate form on the Contact page with as much detail as possible. I will respond with further questions and clarifications if necessary.

2) Let's schedule a call! Please feel free to schedule a meeting on my "Schedule A Meeting" page (under Contacts) or shoot me an email at contact@aishamatthews.com to set up a free consultation!

My rates begin at $40/hr.

Request a quote for an exact estimate.

Yes! I offer fixed rates for copyediting beginning at $25/page for web copy, brochures, and articles.

 

Fiction and nonfiction book editing services begin at $0.02/word.

 

Prices will vary depending on the complexity and depth of revisions required.

My preferred payment methods are Paypal, Zelle, Venmo, and CashApp. 

 

I am also available on marketplaces like Upwork (see Contact page for link)

That will depend on factors including project scope, complexity, length, and requested due date.

Yes! While you're welcome to use your own contract, I have a standard freelance services arrangement that I use for all editing projects. Once terms and services have been established between freelancer and client, a contract will be produced for signing before work begins.

Yes! Check my general availability on my calendar.

 

On days that I am working, I will respond to urgent projects within 2 hours. All other requests will be reviewed within 24-48 hours of query.

Writing Services

Writing Services

Writing Services

I offer writing services across various genres and editorial contexts.

My services include:

  • Professional Copywriting for corporations and start-ups including white papers, emails, brochures, press releases, and other collateral.
  • Academic Copywriting, including lesson plans, lectures, and worksheets.
  • Editorial Copywriting, including blog posts, forewords, manuals, and magazine copy.
  • Non-Fiction Ghostwriting, including books on finance, spirituality, literature, psychology, and film.

Do you have a custom writing project that falls outside of the above specialties? Just drop me a note or request a quote and I’d be happy to review your proposal.

Writing F.A.Q.’s 

Yes! The number of writing assignments required will determine the final fixed or hourly rate--depending on the project and your preference.

All writing services include one round of revisions after the initial writing submission. Subsequent rounds of revision may be added for an additional fee.

My rates begin at $40/hr.

Request a quote for an exact estimate.

Yes! I offer fixed rates for copywriting beginning at $25/page for web copy, brochures, and articles.

Ghostwriting services begin at $0.04/word.

Prices will vary depending on the complexity and depth of writing required.

My preferred payment methods are Paypal, Zelle, Venmo, and CashApp. 

 

I am also available on marketplaces like Upwork (see Contact page for link)

That will depend on factors including project scope, complexity, length, and requested due date.

Yes! While you're welcome to use your own contract, I have a standard freelance services arrangement that I use for all editing projects. Once terms and services have been established between freelancer and client, a contract will be produced for signing before work begins.

Yes! Check my general availability on my calendar.

 

On days that I am working, I will respond to urgent projects within 2 hours. All other requests will be reviewed within 24-48 hours of query.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services

As a former instructor of DISCOURSE & DISCERNMENT (DISC 1312 & 1313) at Southern Methodist University, I specialize in teaching high school, undergraduate, and graduate level composition and critical thinking. I have been a tutor with Varsity Tutors since 2016.

I also specialize in English Literature at the same levels of study, and can help you (or your child) work through everything from classic to contemporary literature.

Lastly, I offer tutoring services in professional writing, particularly within the realms of academia, communications, and business development, including press releases and business plans.

I tutor in the following:

High School

  • English Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Writing & Composition
  • American History

Undergraduate

  • English Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Writing & Composition
  • American History
  • Women’s & Gender Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Graduate

  • Theses & Dissertations
  • English Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Writing & Composition
  • American History
  • Women’s & Gender Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Sociology
  • Psychology

Professional

  • Press releases
  • White papers
  • Briefings
  • Fiction & non-fiction writing
  • Business plans

Tutoring F.A.Q.’s 

Yes! The amount of service requested will determine the final fixed or hourly rate--depending on the project and your preference.

Tutoring services will include a lesson plan provided at least 2 hours in advance of session, and a follow-up progress report to track the student's growth and trajectory towards established goals. 

Tutoring means that I will offer guidance and instruction, but services will not include assignments completed by the instructor. All work must be original.

Tutoring services require sessions of a minimum of one-hour, and can be charged at 30-minute increments thereafter.

My hourly rates begin at $20 depending on the level of study and length of requested services.

Request a quote for an exact estimate.

Yes! After reviewing your tutoring request and clarifying the specifics, I would be happy to work with you on a monthly or weekly payment plan, depending upon the intended length of services rendered.

My preferred payment methods are Paypal, Zelle, Venmo, and CashApp. 

 

I am also available on marketplaces like Upwork (see Contact page for link)

That will depend on factors including project scope, complexity, length, and requested due date.

In addition to ongoing payment plans, I am happy to accept lump-sum financing for your convenience. 

Yes! While you're welcome to use your own contract, I have a standard freelance services arrangement that I use for all tutoring agreements. Once terms and services have been established between freelancer and client, a contract will be produced for signing before work begins.

Generally no, but sometimes yes! Check my general availability on my calendar.

On days that I am working, I will respond to urgent projects within 2 hours. All other requests will be reviewed within 24-48 hours of query.

Consulting Services

Other

Consulting Services

Consulting involves collaborative discussion about goals and guidance about how to accomplish them. I offer a variety of consulting services in academia and publication, book development, research planning, intellectual thought partnership, business development, and event planning & execution.

Specialities

  • Academic writing for publication : As a published academic writer and editor, I am well-versed in the intricacies of academic publishing. Whether you’re looking to place an article with a particular journal, need help deciding where to send it, or want your submission assessed for publication, I would be happy to help you reach your goals.
  • Research planning : Are you beginning a research project but struggling to get started? I am happy to help you identify sources, supplement your research with my own access, and create a plan and timetable for conducting and synthesizing research.
  • Thought partnership – Do you need to bounce around a new business idea, promotion, or paper topic? I’m here to ask probing questions, find appropriate resources, and help you strategize for the most desirable outcome.
  • Business Development : I have worked in business development for several years, aiding companies that are seeking new initiatives. I am also skilled at building and developing these initiatives, and would love to pass that knowledge on to you.
  • Event Planning & Execution : Event planning and execution is one of my favorite types of work, and I have helped to arrange event PR opportunities for companies such as Glad, Nature Made, and Timberland in Manhattan. I also help to organize annual academic conferences including panel ideation & staffing, guest relations, and boots on the ground run-of-show. I would love the opportunity to work on your event, or otherwise, to help you tackle the details from the broadest to the most miniscule.

Consulting F.A.Q.’s 

Yes! The type of consultation requested will determine the final fixed or hourly rate--depending on the project and your preference.

My hourly rate begins at $30 for consulting services.

Request a quote for an exact estimate.

Yes! I would be happy to provide an estimate for a fixed term of service or a set number of sessions, as well as any personal involvement requested.

My preferred payment methods are Paypal, Zelle, Venmo, and CashApp. 

 

I am also available on marketplaces like Upwork (see Contact page for link)

That will depend on factors including project scope, complexity, length, and deadline.

Yes! While you're welcome to use your own contract, I have a standard freelance services arrangement that I use for all consulting projects. Once terms and services have been established between freelancer and client, a contract will be produced for signing before work begins.

Yes! Check my general availability on my calendar.

 

On days that I am working, I will respond to urgent projects within 2 hours. All other requests will be reviewed within 24-48 hours of query.