DR JANE SCOTT

  • Email: jsco1362@gmail.com
  • Phone: 021 1116296
  • PhD Political Studies, University of Auckland, NZ
  • MA 1st Class Hons Political Studies, NZ
  • BA (English & Political Studies double major, Economics & Italian minors), NZ
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), NZ
  • Certificate of Proficiency Te Reo Māori (Te Kakano 1)

WORK AND ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

I am a freelance researcher, editor, proofreader and transcriber. Previous work experience includes:

  • Academic adviser at Unitec (NZ) focusing on course development and programme writing across the institution.
  • Senior lecturer in Media Communication (Bachelor of Communication Studies), academic supervisor for the Master of Creative Writing programme and academic supervisor for Co-operative Education (Bachelor of Social Sciences) at Auckland University of Technology (NZ).
  • Academic co-ordinator of the international student business pathway, assistant manager for presessional (English and Business for entry to masters and doctoral programmes) and teacher of Economics, Management and English at INTO University of Exeter (UK).
  • Lecturer and postgraduate supervisor in Politics at the University of Auckland (NZ), with a research focus on political economy, media-politics and NZ public policy. Ministerial Appointee for the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women.

TESTIMONIALS

  • 'Many thanks for the wonderful job on this chapter' (L. Oldfield, academic, book chapter, July 2020)
  • 'Morena Jane, Thank you very much, I had a quick look and your comments seem very detailed and helpful, thank you. I'll have a look today and let you know if I have any questions' (P. Nikula, academic, journal article, July 2020)
  • 'Thank you so much, Jane, for working through it on your tight schedule'. (R. Rimal, PhD, June 2020)
  • 'Thanks a lot Jane, great work' (H. Alyami, PhD, May 2020)
  • 'Thank you so much, Jane. It is clear now. Thank you again for your time and the amazing editing/proofreading' (R. Parna Roy, academic, journal article, May 2020)
  • 'Hi Jane, I am very thankful and I am so happy with your work Jane' (T. Hashimoto, Bachelor's, May 2020)
  • 'Kia ora Jane, I cannot thank you enough for your time and help!!! You are the best editor I have ever worked with! your comments are so helpful (not just to improve the paper but my English too), your explanations are so clear and understandable, and the way you give me suggestions and criticism is constructive. I absolutely love it and will for sure keep asking for your help' (S. Uekusa, academic,  book chapter, May 2020)
  • 'Thanks a lot Jane. I like the way you commented, I will ask if I have any questions' (N. Shahzadi, PhD, April 2020)
  • 'Hi Jane. You did a great job with the paper, thank you' (L. Oldfield, PhD article, March 2020)
  • 'My submission date is the 26th of February - I can't wait! I really appreciate the work you did on the thesis. Thank you so much'. (T Adelekan, PhD, February 2020)
  • 'Thanks again, the research proposal looks good and I will be submitting it today!' (V. Nand, PhD, February 2020)
  • 'I really appreciate the tips you gave me!' (C. Ji, Master's, February 2020)
  • 'Thank you so much Dr Jane. I will keep in touch with you if there is any questions'. (P. Pousonida, Master's, February 2020)
  • 'Hi Jane, thank you for your fast turnaround and thorough proof. It's much appreciated! (H. Dobbie/T Keats, Master's, December 2019) 
  • 'Kia ora Jane - wow! You are so clever, great work' (E. Wallace, journal article, July 2019)
  • 'Hi Jane, Thank you very much for your proofreading, comments and sent it earlier than expected' (S. Munasinghe, PhD, July 2019)
  • 'Hi Jane, Thank you for the time and effort put into proofreading, I'm very glad I decided to get it done! Many thanks' (R. Persico, Master's, June 2019)
  • 'Thank you Jane for your hard work!' (B. Singh, Master's, May 2019)
  • 'Thank you for your speedy turnaround. Much appreciated' (T. Laubscher, Master's, May 2019)
  • 'Thank you so much. I have looked over it, and it helped a lot. I think that pretty much everything I need and footnotes I can do it myself based on your corrected bibliography' (B. Law, Master's, May 2019)
  • 'Thank you so much for your help. I find your feedback really helpful and easy to understand' (A. Pangastuti, Master's, February 2019)
  • 'I have attached the full document to this email... what you have done so far has been great... I'm happy for you to check all the issues within the document (title page, acknowledgements, abstract, table of contents, list of figures, in-text citations, table/figure captions, heading styles, reference list and body of text)' (B. Matthews, Master's, February 2019)
  • 'Hi Jane, Appreciated for your great work' (Alton Wu, Master's, January 2019)
  • 'Hi Jane, Many thanks for your efforts' (Meng Gong, Master's, January 2019) 
  • 'I am so appreciate with your hard work, Jane. Your comments are valuable and I learnt a lot from that' (C. Li, Master's, November 2018)
  • 'Thanks again for your patience, and helped me check out lots of mistakes where I didn't realise at all' (L. Yanan, Master's, October 2018)
  • Hi Jane, 'Many many thanks, I really appreciate your check and advices on my paper. and may I ask you some questions, if I'm not sure about your comments?' Thank you again for your patience and efficiency.You are a perfect proofreader!'  (H. Long, Master's, October 2018)
  • 'Good evening Jane. Just got the time to read all your comments. Thank you very much for the super quickand very detailed job, Ireally appreciate all the input you've given with your proofs, it's all veryhelpful. I will definitely recommend you to my friends :) Thanksagain' (Y. Wang, Master's, October 2018)
  • 'Hi Jane, Thank you so much for speaking with me today. It was beneficial, and I've realised I will need to spend a little more time on the formatting which is very important!' (J. Park, Master's, September 2018) 
  • ‘Thank you so much for your work in the last 6 weeks or so. It’s been very helpful to us.  Thanks again Jane’ (K. Wineera, University of Auckland [PBRF Evidence Portfolio proofreading] 2018)
  • ‘I would like to acknowledge that Jane has meticulously proofread my thesis so that anybody who checks it attested that it read very well. I really appreciate your endeavour in changing the look of my thesis with your corrections and invaluable suggestions.’  (S. Madanian, PhD, April 2018)
  • ‘Huge thanks dear Jane! Really appreciate your effort… Thank you so much for your comments. .. Thank you so much for the time-consuming and understanding my situation.’ (I. Ratnayake, PhD, February 2018)
  • ‘Dear Jane, Please accept my appreciation towards your patience and commitment throughout my thesis improvement. Many thanks for this.’ (J. Inseachiangmai, Master's, 2018) 
  • ‘I apologise for my slow progress Jane. I deeply appreciate your patience towards my work… best regards, Korn Jittakorn Inseachiangmai 2017
  • ‘Hello Jane. I'm so happy to hear that from you as all people I used weren't as good as you. I'm finishing a chapter of my PhD and which you could help me on it. I'll send it to you as soon as I finish.’ Abdul 2017
  •  ‘Hi Jane. Thank you for acknowledging receipt. I greatly appreciate all the valuable advice you gave me, pointing out a number of issues that neither my advisor nor I had noticed....I will definitely recommend you (already have done) to other people!’ Leo Saito 2016
  • ‘Thank you Jane. Your service is excellent. I plan to make some small revisions. I'll get back to you if I need a recheck.’ Simon Hartley 2016
  • ‘Hi Jane, Thanks. Please help to check if I have bold all the main theme and sub themes in the right places, in Chapter 4,5 and 6 which is requested by my supervisor and I hope I have not overdo it. Also check my in-text referencing, I used endnote. The thesis is attached. Kindly acknowledge you have received this mail. Your suggestion and reading through is most appreciated. Kind regards’ Kim Hian Chai 2016
  • ‘Hi Jane, Attached is the amended copy of 6.4 which I have re organised and also corrected according to your earlier proof reading suggestions… Please make suggestion as you proof read. My supervisor is unable to read through this section as he is away for conference. Many thanks. Your proof reading, even on the referencing is very good, most helpful.’Kim Hian Chai 2016
  • ‘Hi Jane. I saw what you done on my thesis, it is really good job, thank you for that…’ Zelalem Workneh 2016
  • ‘Hi Jane, thank you so much for the sample. To be honest, I like that you not only corrected my grammar but also suggested to improve the sentence structure. Thank you so much for your work. I really appreciate it… I sincerely like your work.’ Nursyazean Mohd Daud 2015