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Taryn Aldrich

PO Box 317
Saunderstown, RI 02874-0317
United States


I am an academic editor with an MA in professional writing (composition & rhetoric) and an MS in human development along with degrees in French and psychology. I have worked in higher education (as faculty and in administration) and in academic publishing. 

I focus on language editing for scholarly manuscripts. I frequently work with material in economics, healthcare, hospitality and tourism, psychology, sociology, and STEM. In addition, I provide developmental editing, line editing, and proofreading services for conference materials, grants, research proposals, and textbooks. Most of my clients are non-native English speakers, especially from China and other parts of Asia.

I provide copywriting services upon request.

Edited manuscripts have been published in the following journals: Computer Networks, Current Issues in Tourism, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, Journal of Education and Learning, Journal of Travel Research, Psychiatry Research, South African Journal of Philosophy, Tourism Management, Turkish Studies, and others.

US-based client affiliations include Harvard University, Temple University, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and University of South Carolina. International client affiliations include Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (Germany), Edith Cowan University (Australia), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), University of Waikato (New Zealand), and Xiamen University (China).

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Writing


  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Educational materials, general
  • Government materials, general
  • Grant applications and fundraising
  • Periodicals, general
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Study guides
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction


  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Family
  • Gender studies
  • Government
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Humanities, general
  • International relations
  • Life sciences
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Social sciences
  • Travel and tourism