Mr Purvis studied aerospace engineering at The University of Manchester, a course that covered diverse topics including fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, and image processing. Keen to broaden his horizons, he moved to Japan in 2005 and started teaching at an English language school, and at engineering companies in and around Tokyo. For 9 years he taught students of all ages and from all walks of life, building an in-depth knowledge of English.
Mr Purvis has applied his engineering background to his experience working with non-native speakers. He has edited manuscripts in mining, manufacturing, transport, computer and network hardware, and various other engineering-related fields. He has also presented courses in Japanese universities aimed at assisting researchers to achieve their publication goals. He joined Edanz Group’s in-house editorial team in the Fukuoka office in 2014.
2004 – BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering, The University of Manchester