Her surname is sometimes erroneously given as Porter. Immanuel Kant believed that his paternal grandfather Hans Kant was of Scottish origin.
I have worked for a number of years as a university lecturer teaching courses in literature, writing studies and critical thinking in Australia and New Zealand. I have also taught ESL as having a Japanese father and European mother meant growing up with an awareness of the vagaries of language.
I have been in love with words since my mother first began reading me bedtime stories and, for this reason, desire always that every word be treated with respect.
What does that look like? It means using the right word in the right place at the right time. Doing so almost guarantees that your readers will want to keep reading because they can fully grasp the ideas being communicated. How is it achieved?
Curiosity about what it means to really think well, curiosity about those who have done so, and the certain knowledge that it is a skill that can be learned. My passion for language blossomed at a tender age. From the time I first learned to read, I devoured any written material I could get my hands on—when I was six, my mother found me poring over the word problems in a mathematics textbook, for lack of anything better to read.
As I grew older, my interests led me in different directions: I studied biology in college, then went on to work as an IT systems administrator for twenty-six years. However, I never forgot my early love of the written word, and one of the most rewarding aspects of my IT job was using my language skills to make complex technical subjects understandable to laypeople.
Eventually, I chose to pursue a career as an editor so I could focus exclusively on helping authors communicate more effectively. In my leisure time, you can find me reading literary fiction, clicker training my border collie, and enjoying the Southern California sunshine.
My advice for improving your writing is to read—a lot. Although my formal education in writing and editing was important, my most valuable language lessons have come from years of reading and paying attention to how great writers construct their sentences and narratives.
Bald zeigte sich, dass ich ihr sowieso zu perfektionistisch war. So widmete ich meine Leidenschaft der Sprache. Ich entdeckte begeistert, dass auch Computer eindeutigen Regeln gehorchen, und landete als Quereinsteiger in der IT.
Nun leite ich als Senior-Korrektor andere Korrektoren an, korrigiere selbst und schreibe, manchmal auch Liebesbriefe. Aber das ist noch immer ein schwieriges Terrain. Anderen Schreibenden empfehle ich, nicht gleich nach Perfektion zu suchen. Ein Text darf reifen, oft wird er dann am besten.
Auch wenn das wissenschaftliche Schreiben sich vom journalistischen unterscheidet, so gibt es eine Regel, die immer gilt: Das alles gilt auch im Wissenschaftsbetrieb. I hold a Law LL. B and an LL.
M in Public International Law. My expertise lies in international law and human rights, which I taught at university level for more than four years.
As a lecturer and thesis supervisor I committed myself to helping students reach their full potential in academic writing, and I have undertaken didactical training on delivering higher education to non-native English speakers.
In addition to my teaching experience, I have edited academic journal articles, doctoral dissertations, legal reports, and book chapters.
I understand and empathise with the increasing pressures that students and academics face, especially with regard to high standards for written English.
I believe academic writing is an art form, and like any other artistic expression it should be nurtured diligently and passionately. My advice for students is this: Understanding how others shape their prose will help you write exactly what you want your audience to read.
Allison Allison I have over twenty years of experience editing academic and texts, including articles for peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, chapters in edited books, theses, and full books published by academic publishing houses.
For seventeen years I worked for one researcher. Since his untimely passing I have been working as a freelance editor and Hebrew-to-English translator.
I also write children's books and so far have published ten picture books, one of which won the National Jewish Book Award.In cooperation with the RUM – the main provider of IT services for the University of Mannheim – we offer different topics for master theses that are concerned with the improvement of service provision.
Master Thesis Current Offerings - HWS In the spring/summer semester (FSS ), the Chair of International Finance will offer about 8 master thesis topics in the area of "Empirical Finance" for master students at the University of Mannheim.
Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two. Enter a word (or two) above and you'll get back a bunch of portmanteaux created by jamming together words that are conceptually related to your inputs..
For example, enter "giraffe" and you'll get . Aimee. My background is in Literature and Philosophy in which I have a PhD from the University of Sydney. I have worked for a number of years as a university lecturer teaching courses in literature, writing studies and critical thinking in Australia and New Zealand.
Mentions of the Harry Potter Bibliography "Since , Cornelia Rémi has maintained an up-to-date and marvelously informative website of international scholarship, symposia, sources, [ ] which attests to the ever-growing, worldwide attention being given to this literature and the vast sea of literary productions emerging from that attention.".
Master's Thesis Seminars During the working period there will be two group seminars. The purpose of the seminar is to present your preliminary work, discuss critical issues, and get early feedback as well as helpful suggestions .