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My experience as proofreader and editor since June 2020 - Dr Philip Nolte Writing Services

My experience as proofreader and editor since June 2020

  • 2022-01-12
  • Language
  • Philip Nolte


The reason for this post is to introduce you to what I have done until now. As you will see, my work covers a variety of subjects and themes and I enjoyed reading and learning from it. So here they are.


1        PhD research proposals, chapters, and articles

  • Research proposals

PhD in Psychology.

Title: Exploring religious and spiritual engagement in the coping and rehabilitation of offenders.


Date: 22/08/2021.


PhD in Curriculum Studies.

Title: The effect of cooperative self-directed blended learning on intrinsic motivation in a Technical Vocational Education and Training college.

NWU Potchefstroom.

Date: 29/09/2020.


  • Chapters from PhD theses

Proofreading and editing of a chapter from a PhD thesis in Psychology for publication in Health SA Gesondheid.

Title: The experience of and coping with an induced abortion.

NWU Potchefstroom.

Date: 03/09/2020.


Proofreading and editing of chapter from a PhD thesis in Church History for publication in Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae.

Title: A Threefold of Lutheran Theological Institutions in the Midst of Ecumenical Education in South Africa 1960–1993.


Date: 27/08/2021.


Proofreading, editing, and translating a chapter from Afrikaans to English from a PhD thesis in Semitic Languages.

Title: The polemic between Wasil and the priest.

NWU Potchefstroom.

Date: 11/05/2020


2            Master’s degree dissertations

LLM dissertation.

Title: The impact of the European Union’s succession regulations on the multi-jurisdictional estate of a South African national.

NWU Potchefstroom.

Date: 05/03/2021


LLM dissertation

Title: The legal and financial implications for individuals if archaic estate planning tools are not updated to adjust to the ever-changing South African tax landscape.

University of the Free State.

Date: December 2021


LLM dissertation

Title: The cannabis-induced impairment of an employee in the workplace: what is the employer’s legal position?

NWU Potchefstroom

Date: December 2021


3            Graduate mini-dissertations

LLB mini-dissertation.

Title: No title provided. Two chapters completed.

NWU Potchefstroom.

Date: 31/08/2021.


4            Articles and chapters in books

4.1         International publications

Title: Introduction in Challenging God: Rhetoric in 2 Maccabees.

Publisher: De Gruyter.

Date: 22/09/2020.


Title: Xenophobia in South Africa, 2008-2020: Is pan-Africanism still alive or dying?

Publisher: Lexington Books (USA)

Date: 17/05/2021.


4.2         Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Title: The Martyr Narratives in 2 Maccabees 6:18-7:42: Trauma, topoi, and performance.

Date: 29/09/2020.


Title: The unique development of South African narratological approaches to the Septuagint.

Date: 04/08/2021.


Title: Identifying adaptive prompts to facilitate metacognitive regulation during inline learning.

Date: 01/11/2020.


Title: Assessing axiologolects: exploring the language of situated self-directed learning-oriented assessment.

Date: 31/10/2020.


Title: Readers’ disgust in the case of Rebekah, Jacob, Isaac, and Esau: perverters of justice?

Date: 25/08/2020.


Title: A hermeneutics of vulnerability: difficult empathy in response to moral injury within whiteness.

Date: 04/02/2021.


Title: “Ek is Kain”—‘n hermeneutiek van weerloosheid as ‘n antwoord op die dekoloniale diskoers (“I am Cain”—a hermeneutics of vulnerability as an answer to the decolonial discourse).

Date: 24/04/2021.


Title: The narrative erasure of Adam in Cain’s birth in Gen. 4:1. Some notes on Eve, sex, and vulnerability.

Date: 16/09/2021.


5            Articles for training purposes

The following articles were all proofread and edited for online training purposes for teachers, all done for the same client. Each article had an assessment article as well. The total amount of articles that I have proofread and edited are 32. I will only give the titles and the beginning and end dates of the project:

  • Helping students who have experienced trauma
  • Relationships matter more than rules
  • Every teacher needs a mentor
  • The power of being seen
  • Helping students develop executive function skills
  • 5 tips for avoiding teacher burnout
  • 6 scaffolding strategies to use with your students
  • 10 big ideas from school principal of the year
  • Bullying prevention
  • Growth mindset
  • Bullying prevention
  • High school and primary school
  • Collaborative learning
  • For teachers: risking failure to improve practice
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Every teacher needs a mentor

Begin date: 02/07/2020.

End date: 08/09/2020.


6            Workshop on academic writing

I facilitated a workshop in February 2021 on academic writing and the use of the APA 7 referencing style to new master’s degree students with Prof. Karel Botha, subject group deputy leader of psychology at the NWU Potchefstroom campus.











Philip Nolte

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