Susan W. LaVelle holds a Master of Science in Scientific and Technical Communication, with a minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota. She is an information designer, communications specialist, and editor of academic and scientific and technical texts.
- Freelance Academic, Scientific, and Technical Editing: Susan is a professional editor and information design vendor on the freelancer and contractors’ list at the University of Minnesota, where she edits projects for faculty, departments, and graduate students, such as grant proposals, theses, dissertations, journal articles, and book chapters, both in technical and scientific disciplines, as well as in the fields of the liberal arts. Susan is happy to work with professionals, faculty, and graduate students from around the US or the world.
- Susan’s special focus is on edits for non-native-English speakers and she is very experienced in helping authors work through their manuscripts on a sentence-to-sentence basis for clarity and conciseness. She also edits on the level of post-translation, copyediting, and proofreading.
- Susan is experienced in a variety of style manuals, including APA, MLA, CMoS, GovPo, and the ACS style guides and loves to add new style guides to her repertoire.
- Information Design: Susan creates, writes, analyzes, and edits materials and media for print & web. Susan writes and manages content for the web and specializes in WordPress content management.