Prior to transitioning into a career as an academic editor, I worked in a variety of library settings for 15 years. These included special libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries. In these jobs, I've done the following:
Edited all varieties of print and online materials
Conducted online research
Managed online database and website content
Catalogued books, CDs, DVDs, kits, and other materials
Set up a library from scratch
Created procedures manuals and how-to guides
I am also comfortable with a variety of different online research databases (such as EbscoHost, Library of Congress, and WorldCat) and have created and managed website content (for the Men's Health Initiative of BC) using a content management system (CMS).
I've received independent confirmation from various sources that my editorial, writing, and proofreading skills are up to the task (see the "Testimonials" page for more details).
I have an excellent command of the current conventions used in the American Psychological Association (APA) style and have experience with the Modern Language Association (MLA) style, Vancouver style, and Chicago style (including Turabian). Also, I recently completed a project using the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) style.
I have summarized and edited a wide variety of scientific and technical material. This included curating content, and writing editorials and layperson interpretations of medical research, for InspireHealth's Research Updates), as well as proofreading scientific literature to be published by Spandidos Publications.
I have edited Masters theses for students in the Master of Arts in Leadership (both the regular stream and the healthcare stream) and the Master of Business Administration in Executive Management at Royal Roads University, as well as Masters theses for students in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU). I recently completed edits of a Master's thesis for a student in the Master of Arts in Archaeology at Memorial University.
In addition, I have edited/proofread Masters theses for students in the Faculty of Education, andPh.D. dissertations for students in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
I've also created and edited promotional material (flyers, grant proposals, magazine articles, etc.) for various clients.