My experience as an editor draws first from my 10+ years of experience as a writing instructor at the University level. I have been assessing, guiding and editing the writing of students, colleagues, and friends for much of that time. As an instructor, I taught Composition, Creative Writing, Business Writing, and Technical Writing, so I am very familiar with writing and editing in many contexts.
Since 2013, I have been working part-time as a freelance editor to edit, proofread, and format doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses for graduate students, initially at Purdue University. I have also worked regularly with ESL clients to prepare scientific/technical articles for publication in English language journals. Additionally, I am skilled with website creation (using HTML/CSS and CMS’s like Drupal, WordPress and SquareSpace), as well as application letters and resumes.
Beyond my work as an editor, I am also a publishing poet and digital artist focused on interactive computational poetry and generative art, and I have been a musician (brass and electronic/laptop) since I first began to perform on the trumpet at the age of 12, I am very fluent in the field specific languages of artistic, literary, musical, scientific, technical, and business documents, and I have taught and created documents in most of these genres.
I encourage you to visit my website for more information on my editing services and my artistic activities:
“I contacted Eric Goddard-Scovel to edit and format my Computer Engineering master’s degree thesis. He was able to cut through the technical details of my project and offered structural improvements that helped clarify my points. He also caught all of my embarrassing grammatical errors, which I appreciate. I was very satisfied with the work he did, the speed in which feedback was returned, and the quality of his suggestions. I continue to use his editing services as I know I can count on his skills.” – Derrick Kearney, MSECE 2015
West Lafayette, IN
Years in the field: 11
Years freelancing: 5