My editing career began in September 2016, when I obtained a full-time, in-house academic-English-editing position in Taipei, Taiwan, where I have lived for the past 10 years. In 2019, after working in this role for two and a half years, I decided I wanted to expand my editing experience by seeking work for other organizations and in a wider variety of fields. I therefore left my full-time position in search of freelance jobs that would enable me to work from anywhere in the world. Over the past few years, I have built up a broad range of relevant experience, including academic editing and proofreading, writing magazine and newspaper articles, writing content for IELTS and TOEFL test papers, and songwriting and other musical composition.
I enjoy editing a wide variety of documents. Fictional and creative writing pieces are always fun, and regarding academic papers, I find social science and medical articles highly engaging. In addition, I am well versed in music theory, so any time I have an opportunity to edit a music-related paper (and such opportunities do not exactly come around frequently), I jump at it. I also have a keen interest in literary studies, having studied English Literature at university, and I am well read in the social sciences, especially psychology, linguistics, history, and economics.
My main interest outside of my editing career is music; I am a long-term guitarist, bassist, singer, songwriter, and amateur producer. During most of my free time not spent music-making, I am reading, cooking, hiking, jogging, or watching football (...English football that is). I also speak conversational-level Mandarin Chinese, so I make sure to brush up on that once in a while too.