Marc Abernathy

Online CV


I have over 10 years of experience getting my academic clients in the social and natural sciences published, funded, and hired by providing three services:

  • developmentally editing their research manuscripts to improve the structure, present their ideas and concepts clearly, and emphasize the contributions to literature

  • editing their written texts on-screen and showing them how to improve their academic writing in individual coaching sessions

  • designing and creating their slides, writing and editing their presentation scripts, and training them to confidently present their research in interviews and talks


I also teach academic workshops at universities and research institutes such as the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich and the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft in Austria, helping academic researchers to write confidently and independently. I have over 10 years of experience teaching and training corporate clients to communicate in English and nearly six years of experience teaching courses at universities of applied sciences. In addition, I have written eight textbook modules and published 25 articles on business topics. Before that, I managed a team of consent form editors in the clinical-research field and was a technical and medical writer and editor.


Spring 2003

University of California, Berkeley

September 2010–December 2011

University of California, Berkeley, Extension


University of Cambridge/Berlin School of English

Bachelor of Arts in History, with additional coursework in economics, business administration, marketing, statistics, and political science

Professional Sequence in Editing

Completed a four-course, eight-unit professional editing program, with courses on grammar and usage, intermediate copyediting, and substantive editing

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)


Completed 120 hours of training on practical teaching skills, theory, and course planning; taught six classroom lessons to English-language learners; received feedback, teaching advice, and assessments from three experienced coaches; and wrote self-evaluations of my lessons.