About Allison

Areas of specialty 

  • 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
  • Academic writing by non-native English speakers
  • Linguistics/Conversation Analysis research on:
    • English data
    • Japanese data
    • Korean data
    • Spanish data
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