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Academia and government are my strengths. My academic background is in the social sciences (psychology) and information management. Professionally, my experience is predominantly in libraries where I honed my fact-checking skills to assist researchers with their writing projects in a wide range of academic and health sciences subject areas.
During my extensive work experience at government libraries, I have been involved in the writing and editing of several operational documents, including brochures, help documents, forms, and blog posts for a public audience; as well as policies and internal procedural guidelines. In addition, for three years I served as Editor of the international news column of the Medical Library Association’s newsletter MLA News. I have written and published articles in professional and academic journals; and served as a copyeditor and peer reviewer of professional articles to advise on spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, content, flow, and citation requirements which resulted in factually accurate, relevant, and readable published articles.
I successfully completed an undergraduate thesis in psychology, and served as an editor for a Masters thesis in the fine arts. In addition, I have created conference posters to convey research concisely in plain language with visual appeal. My broad familiarity with academia would be applicable to a wide range of disciplines and projects.
My experiences of the publication process from the perspectives of author, editor, and peer reviewer have granted me a broad and thorough understanding of best practices for guiding a writing project to completion. My contributions to literary endeavors have consistently resulted in successful publications and excellent academic grades. For further details of my previous literary projects, see my website.
- Copy editing
- On-screen editing
- Research and fact-checking
- Structural and substantive editing
- Academic papers and essays
- Government materials, general
- Policies and procedures
- Résumés and CVs
- Theses and dissertations
- Psychology and mental health
- Social sciences