editing services

there’s a lot of stress and tension around applying to college/grad school/med school/residency + financial strain caused by covid-19. to mitigate some of this stress, all services will be offered on a sliding scale. i’m trusting folks to be honest about what they have the capacity to pay and will do my best fulfill as many requests as i can.

if you’d like to donate to the scholarship fund so i can provide free coaching and editing services (thank you!), please email heartsofhealers@gmail.com. 

writing is one of the many loves of my life and i’m excited for the opportunity to help you grow in the craft too. in the past i’ve edited op eds, essays, blog posts, poetry, worksheets and dissertations but am also interested in working on other types of writing.

topics i feel confident editing: intersectional feminism, self care/self love, diaspora, social justice and medicine, medical humanities, mental health and illness.

my editing is done through a lens of social justice and will include suggestions informed by this.


prices will be based on word count and how many rounds of revisions you’ll be requesting. to help you get a general sense, i charge $45 for one round of editing for a piece around 1000 words.

however, i understand that we’re all working within specific budgets and am happy to work with you – particularly if you’re requesting editing on liberatory work that aims to uplift marginalized peoples.

email heartsofhealers@gmail.com with:

  • the type of writing
  • any requirements for the piece (word limits, deadlines, etc.)
  • your target audience
  • what you hope to accomplish in writing this piece
  • a summary of your piece (or include your most recent draft, if you feel comfortable doing so)

allow one week for a review of your application and, because i will only be taking on a handful of clients at a time, i cannot guarantee a spot to anyone.


“Thank you so so much Anum. Your edits helped me dig deeper and pull out parts of the piece I didn’t know I had but knew it lacked. Your work is truly a blessing and you bring forth your insight into the work of injustice seamlessly. Glad to you know you. Whether you’re writing a personal statement or thought piece, you need Anum’s insight.” – Racquel, @mindfulofmed

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