About Allison

Areas of specialty and experience

  • PhD in Linguistics (UC Santa Barbara)
    • PhD Emphasis in Applied Linguistics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences, especially including: 
    • Linguistics (any sub-fields of functional Linguistics)
      • Applied Linguistics (and Second Language Acquisition)
    • Sociology (and Sociocultural Linguistics)
    • Conversation Analysis
    • History
    • Art History
    • Education
    • Literature
    • Religious Studies
  • Academic writing by multilingual English speakers
  • APA, Chicago Manual of Style, etc.

  • Book indexing

  • Dissertation coaching
    • especially in Linguistics and Psychology

  • Linguistics and Conversation Analysis research
    • especially on data in English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
Photo of Allison standing in front of a Shinto shrine in Japan

Why “Silver”?

Silver Academic Editing was created in 2014, although my editing experience reaches back to 2004. “Perfectionism” could be my middle name, but my real middle name is “Silver.” Since it is easier to pronounce – and easier to remember – than my last name, Adelman, I chose to use “Silver” for my freelance editing work.
~ Allison