About Me


I completed my undergraduate studies in Linguistics at the University of Port Elizabeth (1990), an MA in Linguistics at the University of Leuven (1992) and a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Stellenbosch (1995).

In trying to accumulate academic publications, I had my share of frustrations and setbacks. It made me determined to produce meticulously written research papers. During my first years as an academic, I owed everything to my mentors'  support.

Twenty-two years later, I have taught over 5000 undergraduates and mentored numerous graduate students. I am currently at the final stretch of my formal academic career since I am preparing to step down as university professor due to family reasons. But I plan to keep living for my passion: the English language.

The services I offer are meant to help you succeed in your academic career -  much like my mentors once helped me. I will work with you and go the extra mile to make sure that your manuscript gets published. If you're an MA or PhD student, I will ensure your thesis will be ready for submission.

If you have any questions about your manuscript or thesis, why not drop me a line? I will get back to you within 12 hours.

Here's my Resume