My editorial experience includes journalism, public information for a state environmental agency, freelance environmental writing, academic editing, nonprofit newsletter development, and seven years of teaching writing and literature on the college level. I have a BA in English from Carleton College, Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in English from the University of North Dakota. I love helping graduate students craft their thesis or dissertation into their finest work for full recognition and am conversant with MLA, APA, Chicago, Turabian, and Harvard styles as well as experienced in working with publishers' in-house style sheets. I have several years' experience teaching ESL to international students at the university level, much of which involved helping them with writing in English. I also greatly enjoy working with non-academic kinds of writing and writers and have broad experience with nonfiction, especially journalism. One of my strengths as a writer and editor is making difficult, technical, abstruse or complicated topics easier to understand by the general reader, while retaining all the important information.