Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Help – Thesis and Dissertation Editing – APA Formatting
Literary fiction, creative nonfiction, contemporary-mainstream-trade, adventure, romance, science fiction, action/military, travel/lifestyle, erotica, gay/lesbian, ethnic culture, literary journalism, memoir/autobiography, New Age, religion, spirituality, poetry, APA editor
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Proofreading for correct seriation (lists of items in a series), smoothness of expression, continuity of presentation of ideas, tone, wordiness, redundancy, word choice, colloquial expressions and jargon, use of pronouns, illogical or ambiguous comparisons, anthropomorphism, bias (gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic identity, age), verb usage such as passive voice, agreement of subject and verb, pronouns, misplaced and dangling modifiers, relative pronouns, parallel construction, periods, commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, quotation marks, parentheses, slashes, hyphenation, spelling, capitalization, italics, abbreviations, statistical symbols, and numbers.
“James Powell examines the symbols of language the way a biologist examines cells.” New York Times Review of Books
“James Powell assures us that the universe is a silent partner in a dialogue that goes on all the time.” New York Times Review of Books
James edits a broad range of works—novels, short fiction, creative nonfiction and magazine articles—some of which have been adapted into film. He offers meticulous manuscript critiques and evaluations, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, and advice on getting published internationally.
James works with authors worldwide and his editing is informed by his background as a student of comparative world literature and comparative world literary theory, as a story consultant to the film industry, and as an internationally published author whose books have been issued by major houses worldwide: William Morrow, Prentice Hall, Hosei University Press (Japan), Chongqing University Press (China), Pensamento (Brazil), Thassalia (Spain), Hans-Ulrich Möhring (Germany), and Orient Longman (India). He wrote the most successful titles in the For Beginners series, and his Energy and Eros, ignited a sexual revolution in its Japanese translation.
His books include The Tao of Symbols (Morrow 1982), Energy and Eros (Morrow 1985), The Prentice Hall Global Employment Guide (Prentice Hall 1983), Mandalas: The Dynamics of Vedic Symbolism (Sterling 1980), Derrida for Beginners (For Beginners, 1996), Postmodernism for Beginners (For Beginners, 1998), Eastern Philosophy for Beginners (2000), Deconstruction for Beginners (2005), and Slow Love: A Polynesian Pillow Book (Ponui Press, 2008).
His short story “The Silence of the Hummingbird” was published in Spanish in Revista Katharsis, in Malaga, Spain, and his journalism has appeared in Spirituality & Health, Kyoto Journal, Tahiti Beach Press, the Independent, and Montecito Journal.
James is a former professor of English Literature and holds master’s degrees in both English Literature and Religious Studies.
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BOOK EDITOR REVIEWS
“James Powell did a wonderful job. He responded promptly to e-mails and any questions or concerns that I had. I was very pleased and hope to work with him in the future.” (On file with Network Coordinator)