I have over thirty years of experience as an editor (books, book chapters, scientific journal articles, theses, dissertations, grants, popular writing) and writer (chapters, scientific journal articles, grants, nonfiction and fiction). Nonfiction prize winner in Lit. mag. contests, finalist in Lit. mag. fiction contest. My goal is to help writers produce a manuscript that expresses their message best in a voice appropriate to their intended audience. I ensure that their material exhibits correct grammar and syntax and adheres to the style required: Concise and descriptive for academic articles, chapters, or books and dramatic for popular writing.
I have enjoyed working with authors and editing their texts since 1982—a span of 38 years and counting.
I had the good fortune to spend 15 years writing and editing in Japan and working with many ESL writers.
Now in the United States, I have worked on behalf of every type of writer: academic, scientific, finance, student, journalist, creative writer, and others.
For all projects, I follow my clients’ specifications and meet all deadlines. I return an edited copy with all changes clearly indicated (i.e., tracked changes in red) and provide numerous comments and suggestions. I also follow up promptly on all e-mail messages to resolve any pending issues. My availability is seven days a week to meet my clients' needs. I live in the Eastern Time Zone (North Carolina) and typically start my day at 6:00 a.m. and then edit until the day's work is done. I look forward to working with you and thank you for entrusting your documents to me.
20% discount with LifeScienceEditor - use Coupon Code LifeScienceEditor upon checkout. I copyedit for clarity, concision, and flow. I have edited more than 200 documents, of which 95% have been academic manuscripts in the life sciences, earth sciences, and chemistry. Most of my clients are ESL scientists from Asia, South America, the Middle East, and Europe. I thoroughly enjoy helping scientists improve their writing, finish their theses, and publish in scientific journals. I find learning about new scientific research exhilarating and consider myself fortunate to be able to spend my days clarifying the written scientific word.
I'm currently A PhD candidate in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph. I have experience writing, reading, and editing scientific articles and essays in several fields. Before my PhD, I completed a BSc Honors in Biochemistry also at the University of Guelph. I am the recipient of many academic awards, and currently hold a grant from CIHR.