Sarah Van Vugt



Sarah Van Vugt


BA Honours, Glendon College/York University, French and History; MA, York University, History; PhD, University of Victoria, History

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Writing is hard. I can help! PhD in History, most interested in proofreading, academic editing, and citation and reference formatting, but open to diverse projects. Let’s talk! 🙂

Personal Biography

I’ve been a grad student, RA, TA, course designer, instructor, academic journal editor, learning strategist, and academic support professional.

I believe strongly in collaborative work, empathy, and kindness.

I have substantial experience working with folks with a spectrum of disabilities and from a diverse variety of backgrounds.

For my MA thesis and PhD dissertation, I wrote about the history of Canadian women war workers during the Second World War, focusing in particular on the intersections of labour, beauty culture, bodies, gender, consumer culture, advertising, and heterosexuality in war plants and in visual representations.

My editorial experience includes: editing and citation formatting for university faculty and graduate students; editing an academic journal; supporting postsecondary students in writing and editing at all levels.

I’m particularly interested in citation and reference formatting and academic editing of all kinds (Chicago, MLA, APA).

Skills Academic consultation, Canadianization, Coaching, Copy editing, Document formatting, Editing, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Proofreading, Reference checking, Research, Scientific editing, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing
Subject / Areas of Interest Academic editing, Education, Gender and bias editing, History, Humanities, Non-fiction, Preparing transcripts, Project management, Women's issues
Types of Publications Blogs, Books, Conference proceedings, eBooks, Magazines, Newsletters, Theses – Dissertations, Websites
Citation styles APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, MLA