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Susan Frekko, Ph.D.

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


work sample

Salvo Agoglia & Marre (2020). Author's editing and translation by Susan.

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Here's my story:

I’m an independent writing and research specialist. Based in Barcelona, I help researchers in the U.S. 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. 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 postgraduate levels for 13 years. I offer one-on-one consultation and coaching via zoom or in person.Susan Frekko, Ph.D.


My activities cover these four main areas:


I help researchers structure their publications. Specialized in addressing writer's block and impostor's syndrome.


I translate from Spanish and Catalan to English. Humanities, social science & health science.


I provide English editing services, from author editing to copy editing. Academic publications.


I help qualitative researchers plan their investigations and evaluate their readiness for publication.