Ms Schumann has a varied academic and professional background including research in field botany and anthropology. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she was employed at the United States Forest Service, assisting with field and laboratory studies on plant genetic adaptation and native plant materials. After this, she worked with a local NGO in rural Kenya conducting research on intercropping traditional leafy vegetables. In 2013, she moved to Mie Prefecture, Japan to carry out fieldwork for her master’s thesis on non-timber forest plants used by volunteer forestry workers. In 2013, Ms Schumann graduated from the University of Kent’s School of Anthropology and Conservation with an MSc with distinction and spent the following 2 and a half years lecturing on presentation and proposal writing skills at Mie University.
Ms Schumann is a member of the American Copy Editors Society and has over 6 years’ experience editing academic manuscripts, including book chapters and theses. She currently applies her skills to editing works on forest management, agriculture, ecological applications, and related fields. She has first-hand experience conducting and writing about her research in a second language (Japanese) and understands the challenges that ESL authors face. She enjoys helping authors break down language barriers and successfully publish their work in international forums. Ms Schumann joined Edanz Group’s in-house editorial team in the Fukuoka office in 2015.
2013 – MSc, Ethnobotany, University of Kent
2008 – BA, University of Virginia