- Brighton, GB
- £40 /hr
- Available now
Director of IDPS - www.idevps.com
I hold a PhD in Development Geography [International Development] and Public Policy from the University of London, a Masters (Distinction) in Development Studies from Universitymore...I hold a PhD in Development Geography [International Development] and Public Policy from the University of London, a Masters (Distinction) in Development Studies from University of London, and a BA (Honours) in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology.
I am trained as a researcher in the social sciences and my areas of specialty include: sustainability, poverty, livelihoods, governance, economic migration, tourism as a tool for economic development, climate change, child rights, child labour and trafficking. I have specific experience and expertise with regard to Asia, South Asia, Central and South America, and the Middle East. Among other things, I have led a multilingual research team for field research in south India, worked on a microcredit programme in south America, and worked as an aidworker in a post-disaster area. Previously, I was a lecturer at University of London and have been a thesis supervisor for Masters students.
I have extensive experience editing a wide variety of documents, including UN reports, White Papers, academic journal papers and academic research centre reports, as well as PhD dissertations and business reports. Previously, I worked as an editor for the UK's Department of Education (DfE), undertaking web content and editing for educational and school pages, government policy papers and education White papers. Some years ago, I was the advertising manager for an advertising and publishing company in London and was in charge of six London trade magazines, including ad proofing and layout.
I am co-founder and research director at ID Project Solutions (IDPS), a UK based international development services and training consultancy. We specialise in areas which include sustainable livelihoods, governance, information management, GIS, Monitoring and evaluation and performance management.
I offer editing services (copy and content editing, proofreading and content management) as well as writing content. I also offer research analysis and report writing.
I am a good listener, extremely detail orientated and will tailor the needs of each job to suit the client.
I have lived and worked in eleven countries, travelled to over 50, and am dual North American and British - so I am well aware of cultural differences and nuances in language. I am able to edit both UK and US spelling and am extremely familiar with the Harvard, APA, MLA, UN and Chicago academic referencing systems.
My CV can be provided upon request.
Area Covered: UK, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, South Asia, Middle East, Central and South America
Company Name: ID Project Solutions
Industry: International development consultancy. Based in the UK, we provide expertise in areas such as: research: Monitoring and Evaluation, GIS, Planning, project management and analysis.
Work Experience (Summary):
Research Director and co-founder of ID Project Solutions (IDPS) - an International Development consultancy
Editor - European partnership/YouthNet (NGO)
Editor - Wordlink (for the UN, Ministry of Justice and various UK Government departments)
Editor - UK research company
Editor - Editor for Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCFS). Utilised content management system (CMS) Stellent editing software. Edited educational webpages, UK government reports, documents and school information/policy on education
Academic - PhD (University of London)
Field Research - South East Asia, Nepal, Mexico, South America
Lecturer - University of London
Visiting Lecturer - Various UK Universities
Research Skills: Overseas and UK based field research. Extensive experience with Research Design and Use of Qualitative
Research Methods: Participant Rural Appraisal (PRA), Participant Observation, Questionnaire surveys, Informal discussion,
Interviewing and Focus Groups. Knowledge of PRINCE 2 Project Management, Sphere and Logical Framework Approaches.
PhD. King's College, School of Social Science and Public Policy. University of London, UK. Awarded two full academic scholarships/grants. Passed viva with no corrections (PhD equivalent of a Distinction/First class).
MSc (Distinction). SOAS, (School of Oriental and African Studies). University of London, UK
BA (Honours). University in Canada. Awarded the University Academic Bursary for Excellence in Anthropology
Dr Mia M.
Editor & Academic (Social Research)
Mia is terrific. She is very thorough and provides good suggestions and corrections.
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I am really pleased with the work Dr Mia has completed for me. Throughout the process her work has been of a very high standard with a good eye for detail. Mia also offered me constructive and timely feedback as to how I can improve my writing. Would definitely recommend her!
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I had the great privilege to work with Mia on two larger projects. I highly recommend anyone who needs proofreading in English (especially in academic writing). Very professional, on time and gives good feedback. Thank you Mia. Best regards, Sandra
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I wish to express my gratitude and thanks to Dr Mia, who always be patient with me and give me tremendous help in my dissertation.
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