Hi, I’m Taylor! I’m here to help you improve your writing, get better grades or grow your business by offering my editing services, from the Basic spelling and grammar package to Premium or even custom packages for your next project.

You can quickly download my CV here.

Background

I have a wide range of experience with text production and editing for organisations and universities, including:

  • United States Department of State
  • Post-Conflict Research Center, Sarajevo
  • Metzler Asset Management GmbH
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn International Relations Conference
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Most of my clients speak English as second, third or fourth language, so I know how to handle multilingual writers’ text with respect and the right amount of attention. I am also a proud Intermediate Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), an association of editors and proofreaders for the English language, and a Study Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), an association of language professionals, including translators and interpreters.

I most recently completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh (2020) with a dissertation on the intersections of memory, violence, power and identity in Croatia. I also have an MSc in International Development from the University of Edinburgh (2015), a BS Econ in Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in International Studies and German Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (both 2014).

Training

Continuous professional development (CPD) is a phrase I encounter frequently in conversations with my editing colleagues, and it is also something I take very seriously. Good writers don’t always make good editors (and vice versa!), so it is important to build and maintain a solid skill set to ensure you receive the best service from me. To this end, I have completed the following CIEP courses and plan to take on more throughout 2022:

Expertise

If you’re looking for an expert on nationalism, sociology, political science, development, public policy or memory, look no further! In my Premium editing package, I offer content suggestions for academics looking to strengthen their arguments in their publications, be they journal articles, monographs or grant applications. If you’re still a student and would like a little help with your university projects, term papers or dissertations, look here for my academic services and pricing.

(Note: I am not a ghostwriter and will not “do the work” for you, but I will certainly give you a bunch of helpful pointers on how to strengthen your arguments and conclusions and suggest additional sources where needed. As an academic, plagiarism is a no-go, and as someone who used to grade term papers, your instructors can very easily tell if you didn’t write your own work!) 

I also have extensive work experience in various fields, including finance, diplomacy/international affairs, peacebuilding and youth education. If you’re a business looking to expand your reach toward English speakers, look no further! My commercial services and pricing are available here.

Multilingual Services

All my services are also available in German, including translation and transcription. I’ve been learning and speaking German from childhood and hold a C2-level Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (native-equivalent) from the Goethe Institut, issued in September 2020. I achieved a writing score of 99/100 and am a reliable partner for editing in German and, if needed, for German-English translations. Contact me directly for your simple translation quotes. I am not a court-authorised translator and cannot provide translations for official documents but am willing to help with any other private need. See additional services here.