Greenville, United States
“We all look better without the wrinkles.”
BA in English (and Ancient Languages)
MA in Linguistics
University of South Carolina
Favorite referencing style
MLA is my favorite referencing style because the in-text citations are minimally intrusive for the reader.
Why I became an editor
The closest thing to magic I've ever seen is two people understanding each other. When this happens— whether it’s in conversation, in a presentation, or in writing—it delights and intrigues me to no end. I first studied the structure of language as an undergraduate, and then I explored the sociology and teaching of language in graduate school. For the past 20 years as an editor and trainer focused on communication, it's been my privilege to help people land their messages effectively.
Background and experience
Working in English as a second language, I've edited and proofread everything, from doctoral dissertations in theology, to sociolinguistic articles for journals, to business presentations for expatriate managers. I’ve led seminars in cross-cultural communication skills for international managers for the past 20 years and taught business writing courses, negotiation classes, persuasion techniques, and skills for delivering feedback across different languages and cultures.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I enjoy the work of understanding what a writer is trying to communicate and helping them streamline it for their audience.
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