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Dr. Michele Poff | Elance
 
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Dr. Michele Poff

Top-quality researcher, editor, course developer
   United States
  |  3:44 am Local Time

Overview

PhD Communication, MA Linguistics, BA English (2 from top 20 universities) and 20+ years of editing demonstrate my passion for examining texts. Not only a scholar and published author, but language use and composition are my actual areas of scholarly expertise. I love and am exceptionally trained for this work. I rely on ancient (Aristotle) through contemporary research in my editorial recommendations. Your work will be *all you*, only better, stronger, cleaner, tighter, clearer, and more impactful when I've finished with it.

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Portfolio

At this point in the paper, the grammatical errors had essentially been worked out. My...
This document is a thesis proposal. My comments are in the comment boxes.
This is an edited excerpt from a travel book.
This excerpt is from a health book I edited.

Skills (10)

Tested
Academic Editing
Instructional Design
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research
Academic Writing
Business Writing
Speech Writing
Linguistics
Editing
English Grammar

Service Description

A Mensa member, offering:

- high quality editing: fast, accurate, meticulous, thorough.
- exceptional course development for any learner population
- original research design and analysis assistance

ACADEMIC and NONFICTION EDITING
"Your feedback has been a great help and my work has immensely benefited from your comments" (doctoral student regarding his dissertation).

With my rich background, training, and expertise in language and composition, you would be hard-pressed to find a better editor for your academic and other nonfiction materials. My most regular clients are researchers at Harvard University and political science professors. I also work with many graduate students on their theses and dissertations, and with those of the general public inclined to write quality nonfiction.

My extensive training in both language and composition permit me to optimize my clients' writing for maximum audience impact. I examine at all levels, micro to macro, ensuring optimal presentation of your ideas. Specific areas of attention include organizational components such as relevance and ordering of all major and minor parts, structural pieces such as transitions and concluding elements, argument quality including logic, thoroughness and completeness, and presentation components such as flow, tone, voice, phrasing, word choices, and 100% syntactic accuracy.

I believe in preserving the integrity of the author's voice and fine-tuning a text to amplify and clarify that voice. I...

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Employment

University of Washington
Lecturer, Instructor
2006 - Present

Education

University of California, Berkeley
BA, English
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University of Washington
PhD, Communication
- 2010
Portland State University
MA, Linguistics/English language instruction
- 2005

Keywords

academic writing
editing
academic editing
proofreading
dissertation editing
research
qualitative research
instructional development
course creation
surveys
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