Freelance Thesis Proofreading and Formatting
2002 – 2020
Independent, professional consultation in relation to copyediting, proofreading, and formatting of Research Higher Degree theses and academic journal articles to university and publisher guidelines and standards.
What's new? Editing is no longer my side hustle; it's my day job!
In acknowledgment of this move, the assistance I've been providing to authors since 2002 now has a name:
2007 – 2014
Build relationships with chapter authors, commentators, and reviewers by distance; liaise with book editors, publisher, chapter authors, commentators, and reviewers; copyedit to standards; format on publishers' templates; and proofread final copy.
M. S. Barrett (Ed.), “Creative Collaborative Thought and Practice in Music” (Ashgate, 2014)
M. S. Barrett & S. L. Stauffer (Eds.), “Narrative Soundings: An Anthology of Narrative Inquiry in Music Education” (Springer, 2012)
M. S. Barrett (Ed.), “A Cultural Psychology of Music Education” (Oxford University Press, 2011)
M. S. Barrett & S. L. Stauffer (Eds.), “Narrative Inquiry in Music Education: Troubling Certainty” (Springer, 2009)
Assistant Editor -- "Research Studies in Music Education"
2007 – 2012
Liaise with the editor of international journal Research Studies in Music Education, accept article submissions, solicit and collate reviewers’ reports, correspond with authors regarding outcomes of the blind peer review process, edit and format articles to APA 6th standard, and liaise with SAGE (publishers).
Employment and Personal Interests
Over the course of a lifetime
Further to the experiences listed above, I have employment experience in the following fields:
conveyancing and litigation; tourism; property surveying; mechanical engineering; early childhood education;
educational research (support groups; general education; single-sex classrooms;
children with learning disabilities, mathematics education, narrative inquiry);
and counselling (particularly with people living with dementia, their families and carers).
My personal interests include (or have included):
my immediate and extended family (naturally); genetics, genealogy, and genetic genealogy; home schooling;
reading; photography; sewing and quilting; art and craft; pistol target shooting; horses (riding for pleasure);
dogs (pets, obedience, and agility); beekeeping; breeding pigeons, budgerigars, Dexter cows,
Wyandotte bantams, Barred Plymouth Rock large fowl, call ducks, and Guinea fowl;
autoimmune diseases; food as medicine; the natural environment; and lifestyle.
Qualifications and Awards
Graduate Certificate of Counselling
University of Tasmania – 2013
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Tasmania – 2008
Bachelor of Education (Honours)
First Class Honours, University of Tasmania – 2002
University of Tasmania – 2002
University Medal; Brian Pirkis Memorial Medal; ALEA Literacy Educators’ Award