BETSY BARNUM, PH.D.
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
I have always loved language, and working with writers to shape their words and sentences into more powerful and beautiful prose is my passion. I have experience with a variety of types of writing, including journalism and educational pieces. My first love, though, is academic writing, from theses and dissertations to academic articles and books. I am familiar with MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian styles, as well as AP. For my rates, please contact me.
I have a BA in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota; a Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D in English from the University of North Dakota, earned in 2015. I have worked in community journalism as a reporter and editor, and have written and edited a number of nonprofit newsletters, often as a volunteer. I have been a free-lance editor and proofreader for 15 years, helping graduate students with theses and dissertations, editing essays and articles for clarity and rhythm, reviewing CVs and resumes, creating bibliographies for academic articles, and ensuring adherence to style.
Word on the Street
Betsy, besides being an experienced writer and teacher, is a deeply contemplative thinker and problem solver. She brings a depth of personal wisdom and understanding to all of the projects she gets involved with. It is refreshing to work with a person who comes from such a high place of personal integrity and who functions in an ego-less capacity to serve others.
Candia Lea Cole, CEO and Founder at Eco-Learning Legacies
Betsy is an awesome writer and editor!
Nora Murphy, Development and Planning Professional
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A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Betsy Barnum, Ph.D.
Things I like:
Knitting is a need of my soul. I worked part-time at a yarn store on and off for 15 years.
Gardening fulfills many needs and values, including fresh vegetables and herbs grown without chemicals, providing habitat for butterflies and bees, and much-needed exercise.
I am car-free by choice, so I use public transit to get around.
A recently discovered favorite meal is avocado toast.