Nathan B. Olive, M.Sc.
Nathan is the Founder and former Chief Editor for Easy English Editing. Nathan grew up in the United States, and later moved to Europe where he studied and worked in a variety of international settings, including Denmark, Germany, Romania, Spain, and Sweden. He speaks five languages with varied degrees of fluency and has become highly skilled at communicating across cultural and linguistic boundaries. …read more
Nathan obtained a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology with a secondary focus in electronics engineering from James Madison University, in the United States. He spent the next several years working for Dr. Jeffery Urbauer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Georgia. Nathan later resumed his studies by earning a master of science and engineering in sustainable energy planning and management from Aalborg University, in Denmark.
Nathan went on to work for an international wind project developer based in Denmark. He was a key member of the company’s Business Development team, which evaluated and developed wind power opportunities around the world. Nathan was the only native English speaker in the company. As a result, he was relied upon to provide input on countless activities outside his assigned role, from sales and marketing to contract writing.
During Nathan’s time at Aalborg University he was employed by Dr. Henrik Lund, one of Aalborg’s most esteemed faculty members and editor in chief for Energy: The International Journal. Nathan’s task was to evaluate the quality of written English for submissions to the journal. Nathan read and commented on thousands of papers during his employment, and gained a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by researchers attempting to publish in the English language. This experience led Nathan to form EEE, which is specifically designed to help researchers navigate the international publication process in English.
Andrew B. Carnahan, B.Sc.
Andrew is the current Chief Editor of Easy English Editing. He grew up and studied in the United States before moving to Sweden in 2010, where he has lived ever since. Working with colleagues from across Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa has given him a passion for helping people to share knowledge across boundaries. …read more
During his studies at James Madison University, Andrew began studying the humanities, anthropology and English literature before shifting his focus to biology and ecology. There he worked with researchers from the local universities, government, industry and environmental groups to understand the pathways and impacts of mercury contamination in the region. Before graduating, he compiled a comprehensive literature review on the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in earthworms and devised a sampling methodology for the field collection of earthworms as an indicator of mercury bioaccumulation in the ecosystem.
Andrew went directly from his studies to a position as a biologist at the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in Washington, DC. At the US EPA, Andrew reviewed research on the toxicity of chemicals for inclusion in regulatory programs; coordinated cooperative environmental programs between government, private, and non-governmental organizations in the US – Mexico border region; and managed the annual release of a report on toxic chemical releases in the United States.
Since moving to Sweden, Andrew has continued to focus on environmental issues, particularly climate change and the estimation of the climate impact of greenhouse gas emissions as Chief Analyst at Tricorona Climate Partner, Sweden’s first firm focusing on greenhouse gas emissions accounting and offsetting.
As a native English speaker with a particular interest in language and writing, Andrew often found himself helping colleagues and friends to formulate their ideas clearly and correctly in English. This transitioned into professional work as a translator and editor of academic and professional English, which he is continuing as the Chief Editor at Easy English Editing.
John Olive, Ph.D.
Dr. John Olive hails from the United Kingdom, but has resided in the United States with his wife and two children (including EEE founder, Nathan Olive) for over three decades. John obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics education from Emory University in 1985, and retired in 2012 with emeritus professor status from the University of Georgia. …read more
During his tenure, John became one of the world’s foremost figures in the field of mathematics education. He delivered keynote presentations at numerous international conferences and has conducted graduate level workshops at esteemed institutions in Korea, Vietnam, Turkey, Mexico, and South Africa. John served as faculty advisor to dozens of Ph.D. candidates with a wide range of nationalities.
John has published more than 30 peer reviewed articles and papers and is co-author of a full length book that represents the culmination of 20 years research into children’s constructions of fractions. He continues to sit on the advisory boards of several NSF-funded research and development projects.
As a senior editor for EEE, John brings unparalleled experience to the team. He provides direct editing assistance on mathematics and educational content, as well as advising on all topics related to academic publishing.
Travis D. Pope, M.Sc.
Travis brings international experience to the EEE team by serving as a senior content editor within the fields of economics, politics, international relations, and history. …read more
Travis is intimately aware of the challenges faced by non-native English speakers. He taught English as a second language to students of all ages and ability levels for over five years in Seoul, South Korea. He has edited a wide range of professional publications including project proposals for a joint venture between Hyundai Motors and Stanford University, conference papers by a leading spine surgeon, and internal communications for LG Electronics.
Travis earned a master’s degree in international economics from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in history from James Madison University. Travis currently works as a research analyst for a leading trade firm in Washington, D.C.
Caitlin R. Keenan, M.F.A.
Caitlin has been a freelance writer and editor, writing creative, technical, marketing, and academic documents, for ten years. She has a B.A. in history and theatre from Eckerd College and an M.F.A. in writing from Savannah College of Art and Design. During graduate school Caitlin taught writing courses to many international students. Caitlin currently works as a writer and editor for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Centers for Civilians in Conflict. In addition, she is a published fiction writer and essayist whose work has appeared in many literary journals. …read more
Caitlin has significant experience editing papers in topics such as public health, arts, humanities, literature, and philosophy. She is an expert on technical writing styles as well as writing and editing techniques.
Gregory J. Sproull, M.Sc.
Gregory provides expertise as a senior content editor for subject matters that are focused in ecology, evolution, botany, and conservation biology, etc. His extensive background and experience within scientific education, technical writing, and academic research is a valuable asset to the EEE team. …read more
Gregory earned his masters degree from the University of Denver in biology with a concentration in plant ecology. He also holds a bachelors degree in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University. He has worked on a variety of consulting and academic projects that have been published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and he was the recipient of the U.S.-Polish Fulbright Research Grant in 2014. Moreover, he fully understands the difficulties that come with writing in non-native English, as he taught advanced-level writing to ESL students in South Korea for two years in addition to editing myriad academic grant proposals and research articles for international colleagues.