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Words matter.

Whether you are giving a presentation, preparing a report, or writing a groundbreaking academic paper, you need to choose your words carefully – especially if English isn’t your first language.

Let me help.

Contact me today, and let’s make your words matter!

Services

Copyediting and proofreading

Business documents, presentations

Naturalisation of translated documents

CVs and cover letters

Scholarly works, dissertations and theses

English language training

Business English training

Interview preparation

Presentation coaching

Conversation practice

What others have to say

Laura’s superior command of the English language, meticulous attention to detail, and exceptional editing not only helped me get an article accepted for publication, but also reduced the amount of time I had to spend on revisions after it passed through the peer review. I will use Marshallsay English for all of my future editing needs.
James Risk, PhD
University of South Carolina
Laura is a veteran whose military background has clearly helped her develop skills in project development and management and interpersonal communication. Her attention to detail and her keen understanding of issues of audience have been evident in the projects she developed at UMBC.

Denise Meringolo, PhD
Director of Public History, UMBC
Laura is a dynamic and conscientious teacher. I am happy to recommend her!







Barbara Born
Frankfurt, Germany

And finally, a little about me

I am an American originally from the Washington, DC suburbs. While stationed in Frankfurt, Germany in the mid-1980s (I was a soldier in the US Army), I met and married a very nice British chap. Since then, we’ve bounced back and forth between the three countries. Right now I’m lucky enough to call Frankfurt home.

Professionally, I have a background in both for-profit and non-profit organisations. I hold an MA in history and a BA in history and writing, as well as a CELTA qualification to teach English. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and ACES: the Society for Editing.

Let’s get you started on this journey.   Contact me today!