Ms Chong’s studies focused on the biological and linguistic mechanisms underlying hearing and speech processes, as well as voice and swallowing disorders. During and after her studies, she worked in various clinical, community, and educational settings helping both children and adults to maximize their communication abilities so that they can function to their full potential in society. While working at The University of Sydney in 2009, she developed a keen interest in editing. A lifelong desire to visit Japan saw her seize the opportunity to teach English on a remote island in Okinawa for 2 years from 2010.
Ms Chong further pursued her interest in editing by becoming Editor of the Okinawa Prefecture community magazine for English teachers and volunteer proofreader for Miyakojima City. Currently she applies both her knowledge and experience to editing research related to her specialized field including: people whose native language is not English, individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit disorders, Down syndrome, hearing and swallowing difficulties, delayed development, brain injury, stroke, dementia, facial abnormalities, and neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. She joined Edanz Group’s in-house editorial team in the Fukuoka office in 2013.
2005 – BHlthSci Hearing and Speech, The University of Sydney