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Norrell Edwards

Freelance Writer, Editor, Tutor

A Little Bit About Me…

I am a doctoral candidate in English literature, specializing in African American and African diaspora literature at the University of Maryland, College Park. I graduated from the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York-Hunter College with a BA in English literature, Language and Criticism. 

My research interests include global black identity, black cultural memory, socio-linguistics and the intersections of Franco-African and African American culture. I have several years of experience  tutoring and currently tutor graduate students at the University of Maryland, College Park.

My professional areas of focus have been in the following industries:

  • Academic
  • Business 
  • Communications
  • Film
  • Non Profit
  • Technology

Moving to the DC metropolitan area from the New York metropolitan area has provided me with a love for the vibrancy of big cities, and nurtured my hopes to take root in other unique, bustling metropolises.

Having a hard time finding the right words?



Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered

Everyone struggles with finding the right words, or the best way to phrase an idea. It’s a natural part of the writing process. For many people this is where you hit a dead end. You’ve written a first draft of that cover letter or admissions essay, but you don’t know what do to improve it. Is there something wrong with the flow of the ideas?  Are the sentences too choppy? Is there something missing?

This is where I can help

From brainstorming and enhancing content to sentence level proof-reading and rephrasing, I can aid you in transforming any idea or piece of writing from its nascent stage to its final, polished version—ready for sendoff as a finished product.

Trained for several years as a university writing center tutor, instructor and literature professor, I can translate any idea into precise prose. My editorial services can provide suggestions and probing questions based on document genre, audience, tone, necessary industry knowledge, grammatical construction, style, diction and punctuation to refine your document to the highest standard within your field.

Language and writing have long been passions of mine.  I love to share knowledge and aid others in understanding and producing quality writing. So, if you need help with a project, feel free to send me a message.

Writing Services

  • Writing Samples
  • Copy Writing
  • Editing
  • Grant Research
  • Grant Proposal Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Advertorials
  • Newsletters
  • Brochures
  • Press Releases

Tutoring Services

  • Writing 
  • Grammar
  • Essay Writing
  • College Application Essays
  • Basic & Intermediate French &/or Writing


All testimonials and reviews are in the clients’ original words; they have not been altered or edited.

What Clients  Are Saying 

  • Content Writing

    “Largely undeterred by technical content, Norrell provides insights on conveying ideas in an approachable manner while also having a keen awareness of syntax, grammar, and spelling. Norrell is timely with reasonable deadlines.”

    -Alex H.
    Engineering Phd Candidate
    College Park, MD
  • Press Release

    “My experience working with Ms. Edwards was great! I have yet to meet someone that pays so much attention to detail. When editing my work she has shown the utmost care. Finding someone that is affordable and skilled can be difficult, but Ms. Edwards manages to deliver while being completely professional. I highly recommend her for any projects you may need her for.”

    -Reginald A.
    Aspiring film director/actor/writer
  •  Tutoring

    “We needed help in writing some of the essays for application completion. Some some had as much as seven essays.  As a parent I had about four to five essays on these applications. I found Norrell and immediately scheduled a two day tutoring session with her. After the the two days all essay were done and my daughter learned a couple of writing skills from Ms. Norrell. Jasmin told me she can include all human senses into her writing to hold the readers attention.”

    “Later she used those senses into an Essay for a paper she was using in an ELA class and achieved an A grade. Norrell is friendly, warm, wise, and intellectually. I just asked Jasmin , ‘how would your describe Norrell?’ She said Awesome! I agree, I would recommend her to all my favorites.” 

    -Maxine & Jasmine D.
    Bronx, NY


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