I was born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, known by most of the world as "where's that?" I was interested in language all throughout my childhood, writing stories that were probably pretty decent for my age and challenging my teachers on their inaccurate grammar advice. Apparently, according to my parents, I could even roll my "R"s as a baby.
I discovered the joy of foreign languages in high school, when I unsuccessfully tried to learn Japanese. Since then, I have successfully learned German, French, and, to some extent, Swedish and Czech. Also on my language bucket list are Russian, Japanese (again), Korean, Greek, and—my dream languages—Finnish and Icelandic.
Although I originally enrolled in university as a computer science major, I switched to German after a year and now hold a B.A. in German. During my later university years, I started working as an online, freelance ESL teacher, and after graduating, I took a one-year position as a language assistant at a German high school, at which time I also started picking up freelance editing work in my spare time.
These days, I work full time as a freelance editor. When I'm not editing, I'm probably learning one of the languages I listed, thinking about learning one of the other languages I listed, or doing the neat little NACLO linguistics puzzles.
Writing tip: Be clear. Be concise. If you don't know what a word means, you probably shouldn't be using it. If you're using ten words when two would suffice, you should probably restructure the sentence. Don't fear simplicity—a simple but understandable text is always better than a sophisticated but incomprehensible text.
Undergraduate final honours year dissertations for Psychology dating from 1947 are held in the Library
These dissertations are available on request from the Librarian. A card index for older undergraduate dissertations is available in the Library.
Dissertations are not publicly available until one academic year after their original submission. Since 2008 dissertations are available as full-text documents online in the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA). EASE login required to see full-text.
Edinburgh Research Archive
PhD theses are held in the Centre for Research Collections. Those submitted after 1984 can be found on the University Library catalogue DiscoverEd.
Postgraduate MSC Psychology dissertations from 1998-2004 are held in the Psychology & Philosophy Library. They are available on request from the Librarian.
Dissertations are not available publicly until one academic year after their original submission. Dissertations submitted electronically from 2006 onwards are held online in the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA).
Edinburgh Research Archive
The Library also has various databases useful for accessing dissertations and theses worldwide