- Technical Writer and Editor
- Japanese Teacher (Adults)
- Completed TESL Canada Program
- B.A in Linguistics, Osaka University
I was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. I studied English Linguistics at the University of Osaka, and have worked/lived in Australia, Singapore and now Toronto, Canada.
With 3+ years of success in the field of technical writing and editing, I am committed to improving your documents while retaining the uniqueness and diction that showcase your personality and intention.
So why “Coco”? My actual name is Kyoko, but Coco’s a nickname I picked up during my travels.
Why I Started This Service
Throughout this continuing journey of mine to acquire native level proficiency in English, I always wished to have had my writings proofread by a native speaker. I’ll be honest, even the structure of that previous sentence is something I’m not entirely sure of. (And when is it okay to begin a sentence with ‘And’ or end one with a preposition?) Rest assured, I don’t have these issues when it comes to Japanese.
My passion has always been in languages and communications. This brought me to the decision to put my experience as a language learner and my training in teaching and editing towards helping others.
Whether it’s a business proposal, an academic paper, or even just an email or letter to a friend, CocoProofread strives to deliver accurate and culturally-appropriate work at an affordable rate and in a timely manner.