Here's how I describe myself on LinkedIn...

Competent, proactive, and results-oriented professional with demonstrated record of corporate and entrepreneurial success. Analytical and creative problem-solver able to work well independently and in a team setting. Organized, customer service-driven, and focused on quality. Articulate and persuasive in written and verbal communication.

Specialties: Strong oral and written communication skills * Market research and data analysis * Report and presentation preparation * Project planning and management * Event planning * Customer relationship management 

That's all true, but here are a few things about me that my LinkedIn colleagues don't know:

  • I'm building a website for the association I work with. I didn't know the first thing about coding until I took a very inexpensive class on Udemy

  • ​I took classical piano lessons for 12 years, but giving it up when I went off to college is one of my biggest regrets

  • The thing I want most to learn how to do is dance salsa... well

  • I'm much more intuitive than my friends and colleague realize... it's both a blessing and a curse

  • I have a small tattoo

  • I'm in love with Denzel Washington

  • I'm going to become a flower farmer when I retire

So are any of my fun facts relevant to qualifications to work with you on making your dissertation the best it can be?

No, but perhaps what my clients are saying about me on LinkedIn might be:

"In the time that I worked with Sydney, her sharp focus and diligent pursuit for accuracy led her to a position of project and unit management... Her capacity to recognize cogent argument and identify false conclusions further aided her clients in formulating their research questions and brought a high level of integrity (and defensibility) to the organization."  Jane M.

"Sydney proofread my PhD thesis, and was a pleasure to work with, responsive, flexible and committed to complete the work to my satisfaction. She demonstrated thorough attention to detail in proofreading, understanding of my subject enabling her to make constructive remarks on the structure of my writing, and a great command of the English language. With her help, I managed to complete my 75,000-word thesis and be confident in the quality of my submitted work. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Sydney again in the future." Patrick W.

"Sydney is a self-starter who is always full of creative new ideas...and have always found her to be an honest and trustworthy colleague. She is dedicated to all of the projects that she works on and isn't afraid to take a risk and venture out on something new." Kimberley B.

"Sydney is detail-oriented, conscientious and 'a wonderful set of extra eyes' to catch the little details so often missed. She's a warm person always willing to listen to what you have to say - either on paper or in person. I recommend her highly." Carol C.