I can still remember my initial encounter with Turabian—not Kate herself obviously, but the formatting style that bears her name. All through my undergrad program, paper formatting was never very critical—we just did it however the prof wanted it. However, when I began my MDiv, things were very different. Most of my profs were very particular about formatting, so we had to learn the ins and outs of Turabian. Initially, I hated it because it was new and quite frustrating. However, as I became more familiar with it, I grew to love it and from there I became a stickler for properly formatting every element of a paper.
Over the years, I’ve refined those skills and have put them to use outside of my own research and writing. For the last several years, I’ve worked as a freelance editor, working with other students and professionals to help them get their papers and projects to the final stages of production. I’ve prepared articles for publication in major journals, dissertations for submission, papers of all academic levels, and built bibliographies. I’ve also worked on a number of non-academic projects, everything from real estate and business management to self-help and geology.
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