Neil C.

Dallas, TX

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I've lived in Papua New Guinea, Australia, and all over the United States--and travels have taken me to many other countries, too. As an ethnomusicologist in a linguistics organization, I've focused on accurate, effective communication in any context through speech, writing, music, and arts. In my spare time, I read widely and worry about how many books there are in the world and how relatively few years I have left to read them all.

I'm now a Professor of World Arts at a graduate institute in Dallas, Texas, and editor of an online academic journal. It's a joy to work with students and authors to make sure their writing communicates accurately and beautifully. (Academic writing desperately needs more beauty!)

I look forward to getting to know you through your writing, supporting your commitment to improve. I know it takes courage to ask someone else to look at your writing and give honest feedback--but I also know it's a rewarding process and a great relationship.

More About Neil

In what subject areas are you an expert?

  • Music
  • Visual art
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Literature
  • Film
  • Management, administration, and leadership
  • Oceania
  • Christianity
  • Missions
  • Religion

What types of documents do you enjoy editing the most?

Most of my experience is in non-fiction writing: essays and papers, theses and dissertations, resumes and CVs, and business and personal correspondence. I also have a lot of experience helping people practice TOEFL essays. I've been a conference presenter many times, so I can guide you through the whole process, from initial abstract through final presentation script.

I'd love to work with you on any kind of writing at all!

What do you do when you’re not editing on Kibin?

Read books
5 favorite books:
  • The Neverending Story (Michael Ende)
  • King Lear (William Shakespeare)
  • Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  • The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
  • Surprised by Hope (N. T. Wright)

(And my favorite book about English writing: Garner's Modern English Usage)

Watch movies
5 favorite films:
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • Lost in Translation (2003)
  • Wings of Desire (1987)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Spend time with my family

Play saxophone

Request Neil for your

admissions essay
personal statement
statement of purpose
scholarship essay
other admissions documents
resume or cv
cover letter
follow-up letter
letter of recommendation
other application documents
journal article
research proposal
grant proposal
other academic documents
term paper
discussion post
email to instructor
other student documents
book excerpt
poem or lyrics
creative writing
other creative documents
web copy
blog post
marketing material
business email
other business documents
press release

Best times to request Neil:

Every day (Monday to Sunday)

06:00am to 11:00pm
(GMT-06:00) Central Time

(This is not a guarantee of editor availability.)

Neil works with

  • Ph.D., Musicology–Ethnomusicology; Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)
  • M.A., Ethomusicology; Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)
  • M.M., Saxophone Performance; Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)
  • B.M. with elective studies in English Literature; Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois)

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