Professional Editing and Proofreading with a Personal Touch

for Scholars, Students, and Writers

Welcome to Lickety Split Editing and Proofreading.

My name is Anne Pawlak. I have been an English teacher and writing tutor, editor, and proofreader for more than 30 years now. I can honestly say after all these years of helping writers, it is still new and exciting to me every day. Please allow me to assist you as you polish your work so it can be in the best shape possible when you are ready to share it with your advisors, editors, and teachers.


I can help you polish your writing so you can reach your goals.

When you’re ready for me to have a look at your writing, please email a sample of your draft or manuscript. Please use this email address: RolltopDesk44@gmail.com

What I Can Do For You

What I do:

I read your document in print form, that is, printed on paper. I read and mark errors, and make corrections, in pencil. I comment on and provide examples of appropriate in-text documentation and References/Works Cited/Bibliography pages. I copy the document with my comments and keep one copy. I send the other to you via US Mail. You then read my marks and comments and make the changes in your document.

What I won’t do:

I don’t do research for you. I don’t write papers for students. I don’t word process or type papers for students. I don’t advise on content and organization beyond a level that would interfere with meaning, or that would be considered inappropriate in an academic context.

What you should do:

Send me your draft via email at RolltopDesk44@gmail.com. You may also send me three pages from the beginning, middle, and end. Let me know the information for the sliding fee scale calculation (listed on the Sliding Fee Scale Calculation page). In your email, tell me about your project – how long you have been working on it, what your concerns are, and the due date. Stay in touch with me. Read the page on editor and proofreader marks and abbreviations.

Let’s have a look at what you are working on.

Tell me about your assignment, project, portfolio, document, or manuscript. Email me three pages from the beginning, three from the middle, and three from the end. Or you can email me the entire document.

My Background

Bachelor of Science, English, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, 1986

Master of Science in Teaching English, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 1993

Tutoring Experience


ESL Teaching and Tutoring
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Writing Teacher

Mid-State Technical College, 1998 – 2019