Graduate Editing Service: Meet Our Editors

  • Lara Hauer

    Lara Hauer is currently working on her PhD in Composition and TESOL at IUP. She worked at the IUP-Punxsutawney Writing Center as a writing mentor for two years. She currently teaches in the Education Department at Point Park University and has been editing dissertations on a freelance basis since 2016. She has also taught adult English as a Second Language, as well as high school English, French, and journalism. Her research interests include translingualism, code-meshing, sociolinguistics, and writing centers.

    Stephanie Hilliard

    Before coming to the MA TESOL program at IUP, Stephanie earned her BA of Professional Writing from University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan, where she also served as a writing center tutor and an editor/contributor for a publication that featured student art and writing. She has roughly three years of writing center experience, as well as a smattering of freelance editing jobs under her belt. In addition, Stephanie has taught writing and reading in courses at the ALI and at the Indiana Jail. Her research is focused on learning transfer and composition studies. 

    Justin Nicholes

    Justin has taught composition in the U.S. and overseas since 2003. He has served or is currently serving on editorial boards of literary presses, literary magazines, and educational publishing houses. In addition to being a writer who’s published two novels and several short stories of literary fiction, he is carrying out research into engaging writing activities and experiences in first-year composition.

    Jim Swider

    James has taught composition, literature, and creative writing at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, for several years before starting the doctoral program in Composition and TESOL at IUP. In addition, as the current assistant director of the Kathleen Jones White Writing Center, James mentors various tutors, oversees workshops provided by the center, and provides back-up tutoring support.

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