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I am Karl Kjer a native English speaker with extensive experience editing academic work. As a former professor with a Ph.D., I guided many doctoral dissertations to successful completion. I have published over 70 papers as the principal or co-author, 52 of which have been cited at least 10 times (4300+ total citations). For 15 years, I served as an associate editor of “Systematic Biology”, one of the highest impact journals in science. I have a strong record in writing proposals ​and have been awarded seven NSF grants. I have extensive experience in teaching as well, with demonstrated success at primary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. After I retired from university service during a period of ill health, I worked as an independent consultant to the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, providing scientific and content for their K-12 programming. I am comfortable in writing for both specialist and general audiences; the best writing needs to be accessible to the non-specialist, while still maintaining its precision and accuracy in conveying scholarly content. As a writer, I made most of the illustrations for my papers ​and became an expert at Adobe photoshop and illustrator.


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