Auckland, New Zealand (UTC +13)
Jane has had many years’ experience writing and editing various types of texts. She has edited academic and general texts, and has written technical texts, such as help files and website copy. She has outstanding skill and precision in English, is an avid reader, and has studied Te Reo Māori at AUT University. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), recently helped to establish Tōhī Toastmasters Club, a bilingual Māori-English club, and has held senior leadership roles beyond club level. During that time, she has written and delivered many speeches and presentations at Toastmasters, which has further raised her already-excellent linguistic ability.
In addition to the standard Microsoft document formats, Jane is familiar with LaTeX and OpenOffice/LibreOffice.
Her other interests include Linux computing, classical music and drawing.
David has a PhD in Translation Studies and Psychology from the University of Auckland, a BA in Spanish and Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Aviation from Massey University. He is a member of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI).
For the last 10 years, he has been translating Spanish to English and editing. He has taught translation and editing/revising at university postgraduate level for seven years, both in New Zealand and in China. He has published a number of academic articles (including peer-reviewed), and has edited for both native speakers of English and ESL writers in various areas, such as academic articles for publication and commercial texts, as well as reviewing academic essays and theses. He has also been an external examiner for several theses and dissertations, and an external reviewer of peer-reviewed journal articles.
His interests include aviation, economics and finance, computing, and natural and social sciences. He also enjoys reading, movies, and music.