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Expressing Yourself Clearly in (Academic) English
Presenter: Jane Mackay, Owner/Editor, Janemac Editing, and Amanda R. Smith, Freelance Writer & Editor
Jane Mackay, Owner/Editor of Janemac Editing, provides professional, accurate, and experienced copy editing and proofreading. She is a specialist in copy editing research papers for publication and nonfiction book manuscripts and is very experienced at working with authors for whom English is not their native language (ESL/EFL). In addition to her freelance work, she is copy editor for two academic journals, the International Review of Public Administration and Korean Social Science Journal. Her qualifications include a BA in German Language & Literature and an MA in Journalism. She is proficient at working with APA and Chicago styles, and familiar with MLA, Turabian, and AP styles. TAA members receive a 10% discount.
Amanda R. Smith is a freelance writer and editor based in Weymouth, Massachusetts. She completed an MA in journalism at Northeastern University in 2008 and has written for the Metrowest Daily News, the New England Press Association (now the New England Newspaper and Press Association), and a number of private enterprises, including Duke University, UCLA Extension, and Zharmae Publishing. She is current editor of the New England Journal of Photographic History.