ENGLISH EDIT

CONTACT DETAILS

Name
Damien Randall

Location
29, Hope Street
Lancaster
LA1 3BQ

Telephone
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Mobile
07811 089 878

Web Site
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E-mail
d.j.randle@gmail.com


OVERVIEW

  • Copy-editing
  • Editing
  • Proofreading

  • On-screen Editing
  • Research
  • Writing

SERVICES

  • Academics: books, papers and theses, proofreading.
  • Students, u/grad and masters: dissertations and theses, proofreading.
  • Non-native English editing: especially but not exclusively Italian-English.
  • HE teaching and learning resources, especially for distance learning: developmental consultancy and editing.
  • Business: proofreading and rewriting reports, tender documents, training and technical manuals.

EXPERIENCE

Currently, 2011 to present:

  • 'EnglishEditSardegna' = Proofreading, academic and business. Especially but not exclusively Italian-English
  • Private English language tuition
Previous academic & teaching background:
  • Programme Leader in MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies by Distance Learning, at the Graduate School of the Environment and also the University of East London (August 2007-July 2011; http://gse.cat.org.uk/msc-architecture-aees-by-distance-learning; http://www.uel.ac.uk/postgraduate/programmes/environmentaldist.htm
  • Tutor, MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies, at GSE and UEL (April 2003 - August 2007)
  • Part-time contracted teacher, Centre for Language and Learning, Aberystwyth University (1998-2005; now called The International English Centre, http://www.englishinwales.org.uk/schools/aberystwyth-university/)
  • Regional Tutor and Residential School Tutor, Open University (1986-2006)
  • Education Officer, Centre for Alternative Technology (1982-1995)
  • School teaching and curriculum development (humanities) in Ghana and the UK (1971-82)
Editing background
  • A number of books and other resources for UK school teachers and students;
  • Founder and editor, 'Green Teacher' international quarterly periodical (1986-97)
  • Managing editor, MSc Distance Learning materials, approx. 2500 pp per year (2007-2011);
  • Proofreading: includes
  • a) PhD theses, topics on ancient history and African anthropology
  • b) scholarly papers in topics including medical research, economics, statistics, psychology, African anthropology and geography.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2012 March: CELTA: University of Cambridge ESOL: English Language Teaching.
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education, University of Keele (1971)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Liverpool University: Economics, Law (1970)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • On-screen editing, tracked changes.
  • Pdf editing with FoxIt.
  • Fees are determined as follows: the degree of complexity & difficulty is ascertained from submitted sample of the work. This gives the time required; the appropriate hourly fee is then computed and the quote given.
  • If the job takes longer than the anticipated hours, so be it: quality and integrity are more important than speed and money.
  • The deadline agreed will take into account a 'contingency period' in order to avoid rushing and a loss of attention to detail.

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