EDITORIAL

I began my formal study of the Buddha Dharma at Smith College under the guidance of the then Department Chair, the late incomparable Pureland Buddhism master and scholar Taitetsu Unno, who facilitated Religion Studies students’ and advisees’ attendance at teachings given by HH Dalai Lama for a week at Amherst and Smith Colleges in October 1984. I completed a B.A. at Smith College in 1985 in World Religions, and met the first Tibetan master with whom I had personal contact, late Sera Jey Geshe Lobsang Namgyal, in 1986, and went on to complete a Master’s in Theological Studies (M.T.S.) in 1989. In 1990 I elected to continue to study and practice under native Tibetan Buddhist masters up to the present. I have been fortunate to receive teachings from some of Tibetan Buddhism’s most qualified and highly regarded masters in all four lineages including: HH Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the late Sera Jey Geshe Lobsang Namgyal, the late Sera Mey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen, Kyabje Dagpo Rinpoche, Gomang Geshe Yonten Gyatso, Jetsunma Chimey Luding, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, to name but a few. I have also trained in the Theravada system of Mahasi Sayadaw under Venerable Bhante Pyinnya Thiha.

What I do:

Consult on document content, structure, presentation
Co-translate
Edit
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Fact check content
Proofread
Rewrite (particularly for non-native writers of English)

What I don’t do but can refer you to excellent providers:

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Indices
The tech aspect of online publishing

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I review your file and offer you a proposal or refer you to another provider. If you ask for a proofreader but I find you need an editor and you disagree, I will suggest you find someone else to provide further consultation. You send me your file in Word format, I correct using track changes, so as to make it easy for you to accept or reject changes and suggestions. I return the altered file via email with a new file. We do three exchanges via email of checking corrections.

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