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Susan Frekko, Ph.D.

Writing and research specialist - Barcelona - susan.frekko (at)


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Blanca Deusdad & Isabella Riccò 2018

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I’m an independent writing and research specialist. Based in Barcelona, I help researchers in the US and Spain get their results published in English. Many of my authors have Catalan or Spanish as their first language. Susan Frekko, Ph.D.
I hold a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology from the University of Michigan. I have published my own research in top academic journals since 2009. I use this first-hand experience to help other researchers place their work in international publications. Susan Frekko, Ph.D.
Before moving to Barcelona in 2013, I taught anthropology in the U.S. at the undergraduate and graduate levels for 13 years. In addition to one-on-one consultation via skype or in person, I also offer courses and seminars on academic writing in English.Susan Frekko, Ph.D.


My activities cover these four main areas:


I help researchers plan and structure their publications and oral presentations in English. One-on-one, seminars and courses.


I translate from Spanish and Catalan to English. Humanities, social science & health science research, news & magazines, webpages.


I provide English editing services, from author editing to copy editing. Specialized in editing for academic publications.


As a Ph.D. anthropologist, I have conducted ethnographic research and published my results in top international scientific journals.