Typist/Editor List

The individuals listed are independent contractors and are not employed by The Graduate School. Students may contact individuals listed below for help with formatting a document in Microsoft Word, or for editing on a for-hire basis. The Graduate School does not guarantee the availability or credentials of the individuals on this list.  Fees, credentials, and any other needed information are solely the responsibility of the student hiring the typist/editor.  The Graduate School supplies this list only as a courtesy.

Sample questions to ask when hiring a typist/editor:

  • Ask for their hourly rate
  • Send them a draft of your document and ask for an estimate of their time
  • Tell the typist/editor to ask for your permission before they work above the estimated time and ask why they need to go above the original estimate
  • Ask about their availability, turn-around time, and if they can complete your document by the posted deadline
  • Ask how many MSU Graduate School papers they have formatted (if you require formatting help)
  • Ask about their editing experience (if you require line edits)
  • Be clear on what your needs are. Do you need help with formatting in MS Word , or do you need line edits (grammar, commas, etc), or both?

This list of questions is not meant to be exhaustive, but should give you some guidance to find the right person for your needs and budget. As always, be in touch with the Formatting Advisor, Jennifer Miller, and let her know of any issues, concerns, or positive feedback you may have.

 Typist/Editor List
Name & Contact Information Date added to Typist/Editor List Services Offered
MS Word formatting Line editing Transcribing
Rebecca Ballotta
Word formatting, editing, transcribing
406-580-1302
rebecca.ballotta@gmail.com
January 2013
X
X
X
Jane Freeburg
Word formatting, editing
406-585-9565 or (c) 406-600-4812
jane@companionpress.biz
January 2013
X
X
 
Robin A.W. Kelley
Word formatting, editing
406-582-0899
goodeyeediting@gmail.com
January 2013
X
X
 
Donna Kelly
Word formatting, editing
(h) 406-285-4711 or (c) 406-539-7231
dsck50@gmail.com
January 2002
X
X
 
Katie Thomas
Editing, transcribing
406-581-4543
katiethomas5@gmail.com
March 2013
 
X
X