I hail from Canada and settled in New Zealand in 2002. I am privileged to have a large client base that is spread around the world. Since 2017 I have been the copyeditor for the Journal of Polynesian Studies, published four times per year.
I hold the following degrees:
While in university I embarked on a long association with the Encyclopedia of Popular Musics of the World, eventually spending several years as co-editor of the Latin America/Caribbean Genres volume (published in 2014). This highly enjoyable work led to my present focus on academic editing. This choice allows me to indulge in my passion for scholarly knowledge while achieving a deep sense of satisfaction out of helping people perfect their writing.
My university years included many teaching assistantships (tutorships) and opportunities to convene courses, deliver lectures, and mark essays.
Previously I spent several years as a newsletter editor for a major international NGO. French and English are my first languages and I am fluent in Spanish and have a good understanding of Portuguese (find out more).
Latin America fascinates me: I made it the focus of my studies and have lived in and travelled through a number of South American countries.