I started this blog as a PhD candidate in English & Cultural Studies at McMaster University. During my degree, I worked as a TA, a Senior Writing Assistant at McMaster’s Student Success Centre, and a freelance copy editor and proofreader. In the final year of my degree, I also started full-time as an Educational Consultant at the McMaster Institute for Innovation & Excellence in Teaching & Learning.
Working as an Educational Consultant was a great opportunity. It was a new avenue to explore after completing my dissertation investigating the pedagogical dimensions of canonical Asian Canadian literary texts, and it allowed me to continue doing the type of thinking-out-loud that I’ve been doing through this blog. But Dry-Erase Writings, and my love of working with writers as both a writing advisor and freelance editor, also attest to the satisfaction playing with language gives me.
So I’m committing myself to working in both fields: as a freelance editor and educational consultant. As an editor and proofreader, I specialize in academic editing, and have experience working with scholars and PhD students on journal articles and dissertations in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dry-Erase Writings is now on hiatus, but I’m leaving it up. Maybe I’ll come back to it. And hey, for any PhD candidates or recent PhD graduates out there considering an alt-ac career, have you read this short piece on stepping off the academic career track? It’s a good one.
Lisa Kabesh, PhD
If you’d like to learn more about the editing services I provide, check out www.LisaKabesh.com.
The opinions and perspectives I express at Dry-Erase Writings are solely my own and do not necessarily represent those of The Department of English & Cultural Studies or The Student Success Centre at McMaster University, or McMaster University more broadly.