Al is a native English-Filipino speaker, a certified professional, and a professionally trained full-time freelance editor with over 25 years of editorial experience. She helps clients edit, proofread, and format written documents, such as books, e-books, journal articles, manuals, web content, as well as master's and doctoral dissertations. Other times, Al translates English text to standard, crisp Filipino.
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Al attends to editorial work and responds to emails between Mondays and Fridays, as she frees up Saturdays and Sundays for family,...
STYLE GUIDES USED
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Others, depending on editorial requirement
Holy Bible, King James Version, red letter edition
Leo Hamalian & Frederick R. Karl's "Everything You Need to Know About Grammar"
New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2005)
Norman Lewis' "Better English"
Rogets II The New Thesaurus
The American Heritage Desk Dictionary
The Elements of Style, 4th edition
The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary (1975)
UP Diksyunaryong Filipino, binagong edisyon (2010)
agriculture, art, automotive, child abduction/rescue, Christianity, construction, corporate globalisation (in British English), dance, dentistry, discrimination, economics, education, engineering, environment, ergonomics, finance, food, the Great Depression, government, health/beauty (e.g., Asperger's syndrome, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS research, pregnancy, tuberculosis, nasolabial folds), information technology, law, marketing, medicine, migration, outsourcing, South African community, taxation, and others
adult content, astrology, contemplative, eastern mysticism, evolution theory, fornication, gambling, meditation (chakra, guided visualization, kundalini, transcendental, etc.), necromancy, New Age, paranormal, positive thinking, pro-homosexuality, witchcraft, yoga;...
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