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Dr/Prof Paul H Ling, FRCS

Perfect English 101

304 Stone Road West
Suite 3
Guelph, ON N1G 4W4
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Dr Paul Ling - Medical & Business Editor

I am a semi-retired doctor and clinical professor, who loves teaching and refining academic ideas! My clinical specialist background includes paediatrics, orthodontics, and maxillofacial surgery, with previous research in microbiology and molecular biology, editing journal articles, textbooks, related legal documents, and other manuscripts. With over 25 years of international experience, working in Canada, Australia, the UK, the middle east, and so on, I am well accustomed to interpreting and enhancing the concepts of authors from many professional and cultural backgrounds.

This depth of exposure includes extensive private practice and university experience, and reflects my own specific scientific and clinical training, including:

·       Treating patients, at The Hospital for Sick Children (University of Toronto), Montefiore Medical Centre in New York City, King Fahd Military Medical Centre in Saudi Arabia, University of Adelaide, and other venues;

·       Designing and completing original research, and developing original clinical techniques, at the University of Adelaide, the Ontario Veterinary College, and elsewhere;

·       Lecturing and teaching scientific colleagues worldwide for over 25 years, in Canada, the USA, Japan, China, Australia, the UK, Spain, Pakistan, Singapore, the Netherlands, Qatar, et cetera, and helping them with their academic compositions; and

·       Editing and assessing legal documents related to health care (e.g. agreed statements of events, defence statements, examination of clinical records, expert witness summaries) based on prior status as a member of the provincial governing college's Discipline Committee, one level below the Ontario Superior Court.

My scientific and business editing is therefore performed from a deep academic and practical business background in clinical health sciences, based on more than a quarter century of experience assisting colleagues to improve the expression of their academic and business accomplishments in the written form.

Any task I undertake is done with maximum thoroughness, and abundant constructive feedback. I look forward to hearing from you and offering suggestions.

With kindest regards,

Paul Ling

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Editorial Skills

  • Abstracting
  • Consulting and manuscript evaluation
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, French to English
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Blogs
  • Booklets
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Correspondence
  • Music notation
  • Newsletters
  • Proposals and evaluations
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Speeches
  • Study guides
  • Teachers' guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Websites


  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Law
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Medicine
  • Pedagogy
  • Pharmaceuticals