Get academic writing help & guidance

I want to help you get your STEM academic article published and your dissertation completed. 


Hi, I'm Elizabeth Georgian. My first time publishing an academic article, I absolutely had no idea how long and complex the process could be. And I had no one to guide me through it. I want to change that. My aim is to support graduate students and academics wishing to produce and publish quality articles to reach their professional goals. I offer several different services suited to formulating and organizing ideas, writing an article or dissertation chapter, addressing questions in the publication process, and more.

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Get one-on-one help with the structure and content of your academic article or dissertation over the course of one month. This service is perfect for biologists, botanists, or ethnobotanists seeking guidance in organizing their writing, searching for appropriate journals, and article formatting. This is a great option if you have written an article that has been returned without review.


Article Feedback

This is a great option if you'd like a second look at your article. I'll read one draft to provide suggestions, guidance, and comments. I'll also suggest appropriate target journals.


Abstract assistance

This is a great option if you've never written an abstract before or if you feel your abstract needs work. Included in this service, I will read and edit your abstract twice and work together with you via email or Google Docs to perfect it.


group guidance

Organize a meeting with a group of your peers to get guided group help from me. This is a budget-friendly option for groups to share cost. Please note that the maximum number of people for a group is five. Consider this service if you and your group have questions to guide discussion, or if you have a specific topic that you'd like me to cover.


 Application editing

Applying for graduate school, a medical residency, or grant? Then this service is for you. I'll use my experience in the field to help you improve your application so you can stand out from the competition.





-One month of unlimited email questions

-Up to two drafts with suggested edits and comments

-Up to two one-hour Skype sessions/phone calls

-Three suggested target journals


group guidance

-Welcome emails with group leader to determine the aim of the meeting

-Deliberative dialogue

-Goal setting, trouble-shooting, or lecture on a specific topic

-Wrap-up email with notes and final tips to the group

-Up to five people


article Editing

-One time feedback on your academic article

-Suggested edits provided with track changes and comments

-Suggested target journals or formatted for an identified target journal

-Availability via email or Google Docs chats to answer remaining

questions or discuss highlighted text

-Turnaround time: five business days

Priced per word: $15/500 words ($0.03/word)

Application editing

-One time feedback on your documents

-Questions and collaboration via email or Google Docs

-Suggested edits and comments provided with track changes

-Turn-around-time: three business days

Priced Per Word: $15/500 words ($0.03/word)

Abstract assistance

-Two rounds of abstract edits

-Suggestions provided with track changes and comments

-Questions and collaboration via email or Google Docs

-Turnaround time: two business days

One-time fee of $20


Payments are accepted via PayPal only and must be received prior to the return of the document. Documents can be edited in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, or Open Office.

Disclaimer: Publishing is incredibly competitive. Because of this, I cannot guarantee that your article will be published or your dissertation be accepted. I can, however, provide you with a clear picture of the academic publishing world and teach you the skills necessary to improve your academic writing. The knowledge that you will gain from participating in one of my services will be useful throughout your writing career.




In May 2014, I graduated with my PhD in botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. My dissertation research focused on three aspects of Rhododendron conservation in Yunnan Province, China: 1) ethnobotany, 2) pollination biology, and 3) systematics and taxonomy.

I supported my field and lab research by applying for, and earning, numerous grants including an NSF IGERT, NSF GRFP, a National Geographic Young Explorer Grant, an American Rhododendron Society grant, and more.

I've gained experience in publishing by reading, writing, submitting, rewriting, and reviewing articles for several journals. Additionally, I've worked as an academic article editor since 2010; therefore, I have learned first-hand where new authors or English as a second language authors struggle. I've also lectured science communication and science writing courses to Master's and PhD students at Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania. In addition to editing for my own clients around the world, I provide editorial assistance for the Michelmore Lab at the University of California, Davis.

Using these cumulative experiences, I would like to help you get your dissertation chapters written and/or academic articles published.



Georgian, Elizabeth. Fall 2017. A Brief Description of Rhododendron Mythology. Journal of the American Rhododendron Society.

Georgian, Elizabeth. 2017. Book Review of Neem: Nature’s Healing Gift to Humanity. Klaus Ferlow. 2016. Economic Botany: Vol. 71 (1): 96–104.

Hart, Robert, Elizabeth Georgian, Jan Salick. 2016. Phylogeny determines phenology of last flowering in Himalayan Rhododendron. American Journal of Botany, Vol. 103 (2): 1–9.

Georgian, Elizabeth and Eve Emshwiller. 2016. Rhododendron Uses and Traditional Knowledge Distribution among Ethnic Groups in Northwest Yunnan Province, China. Open Journal of Social Sciences special issue on Cultural Heritage, 4: 138–150.

 Georgian, Elizabeth, Eve Emshwiller, Zhendong Fang, and Anna Pidgeon. 2015. The Pollination Ecology of Rhododendron floccigerum Franchet (Ericaceae) in Weixi, Yunnan Province, China. The Journal of Pollination Ecology, Vol. 16 (11): 72–81.

Georgian, Elizabeth. Fall 2014. Visitors, Pollinators, and Robbers - Oh My! The Pollination Ecology of Rhododendron floccigerum in the Himalayas of Southwest China. Journal of the American Rhododendron Society.

Georgian, Elizabeth. 2014. Biodiversity and Cultural Diversity Conservation in the Himalayas of Yunnan Province, China. Dissertation. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Georgian, Elizabeth. 2014. Book Review of ­Sprouting Valley: Historical Ethnobotany of the Northern Pomo from Potter Valley, California. James R. Welch. 2013. Economic Botany: Vol. 68 (2): 220–230.

Georgian, Elizabeth and Eve Emshwiller. 2013. Shared and separate knowledge among eight cultural groups based on ethnobotanical uses of Rhododendron (Ericaceae) in Yunnan Province, China. Economic Botany, Vol. 67 (3): 191–202. Cover*

Georgian, Elizabeth. 2013. Book Review of Saanich Ethnobotany: Culturally Important Plants of the WSANEC people. Nancy H. Turner and Richard J. Hebda. 2012. Economic Botany: Vol. 67 (3): 269–280.




Interested in signing up for one of my services? Please email me at egeorgian[at]gmail.com, and include the approximate number of pages and the service you are interested in. Feel free to also ask questions. I will respond to your request promptly.