My name is Myles C, and I hold a BA in English from the University of Southern California. In high school, I received an International Baccalaureate diploma, was a National Merit Scholar, and scored 1530 and 33 on the SAT and ACT, respectively.
I have significant teaching and tutoring experience with such programs as the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, the Academic Education Center, and the Valparaiso High School peer tutoring program. I also have a great deal of one-on-one editing experience with clients of all levels, from elementary and secondary students to students and professors at institutions like MIT, Georgia Tech, USC, UCLA, and the University of Washington.
Currently, I run an editorial consultancy in Berkeley and work on a freelance basis as Copy Editor and Assistant Managing Editor at the USC Annenberg Press, where I improve the writing that is published in the International Journal of Communication; Information Technologies and International Development; and Media, War & Conflict.
My specialty is applying basic logic to improve the clarity and effectiveness of a client's writing in a way the client understands, be it a third grader struggling to complete a sentence, or a doctoral student streamlining the style of a dissertation. If the writer understands what she or he is attempting to get across, and patiently observes the fundamentals of English grammar and expression, then the results will be clear and engaging. While the process may seem daunting, I can help, and good writing can be accomplished by anyone.
Additionally, the same concepts which form lasting, positive writing habits also improve a student's reading and listening comprehension, skills which are truly the gateways to wider academic success. In this way, my specialty with linguistic expression can be useful to students struggling with any or many other areas.
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