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My name is Mil Williams. I am a postgraduate who recently completed a School of Law MA at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. I spend most of my time between Liverpool and Chester, UK, and Dublin, Ireland.

My LinkedIn profile can be found here, my Angel List profile here, and you can find my latest CV at Academia.edu, along with three examples of my work from the MA this year:

  1. data analysis
  2. auto-ethnographic research
  3. 20,000-word dissertation (minus appendices for reasons of confidentiality)

Proofreading

I specialise in content from the technology world, in particular C-level executive summaries. I have experience and broad practice in cloud implementation and Internet of Things documentation, as well as security, telecommunications and other strategic content. I work primarily via email.

I work in many document formats, and in particular with corporate marketing agencies, whose own multinational and government clients demand the highest of standards and levels of discretion. I have been proofreading continuously and professionally since 2013, and have a university qualification in publishing.

References for the work I carry out in the field of proofreading are available on request.


Analysis

An example of my work in the field of analysis can be found in one of my earliest assignments from the first semester, academic year 2016-2017, whilst I was studying my MA in International Criminal Justice:

Here, I uncovered how the concept of sousveillance – looking back at power – has been remarkably under-reported in the tabloid and popular press. I used quantitative and qualitative tools to scope the analysis, and reach my conclusions.

I have now acquired this skillset, and am able to apply it on internal or external content, with the highest guarantees of discretion.

References for the above skillset are available on request.


Research

Examples of my work in the field of research include the above-mentioned data report, my primarily auto-ethnographic assignment on the use of mental-health legislation for Criminal Justice purposes, as well as my 20,000-word dissertation:

In the assignment, I follow the example of Foucault’s governmentality and Dr Emma Murray’s veteranality, by devising a method of analysis specifically for the field of mental-health diagnosis which I term schizophrenality.

In my dissertation, meanwhile, I use many thinkers in the field of Criminal Justice: from Bentham and, again, Foucault to whistleblowers such as Snowden alongside journalists writing for the Guardian newspaper. Through my own original ethnographic and auto-ethnographic research carried out in the digital art gallery and community outreach charity FACT Liverpool, I add qualitative data to the hypotheses and analysis.

Via all these resources, I portray a society where citizens are universally judged guilty and need to prove their innocence on a day-to-day basis, upturning the traditional “innocent until proven guilty” which has nominally formed liberal and Western democratic Criminal Justice philosophy, until 2013 when the Snowden revelations indicated otherwise.

The research I am most interested in pursuing in the future involves the interface between technology, people and original thinking. I am most interested in working with large companies and corporations in the areas of security and predictive-crime consulting, as well as original thinking in any other areas of research.

I am more than happy and prepared to interface with government agencies in the course of my work, but would prefer to work with private organisations and corporations which work with governments than work directly for governments themselves.

My dissertation supervisor was Dr Emma Murray.

References for all the above skillsets are available on request.


Original thinking

Original thinking is something my proofreading, analytical and research experience has informed over the past five years. Without data and examples from others, thought remains unfocussed and speculative. Such thought may have a long-term value of considerable proportions, but needs far more resources to become useful.

Meanwhile, a more structured original thinking – the tools for which I have developed during the MA in the academic year 2016-2017, and where profitable outcomes are more likely – is something I can now offer.

I work well in teams, particularly those where safely vulnerable dynamics are in place.

I also have experience of working in small teams where the outcomes were less than positive. This has allowed me to acquire the necessary ability to identify, anticipate and deal with issues before they damage the progress of a project.

References are available on request.


If you wish to find out how I can help you with highly structured proofreading projects, more complex analytical needs, medium-term research process, or even original thinking, please send me an email on:

mil@betterbiz.me

Or use the contact form below to send an email to the same address. Remember to include details of the task you would like me to do, and the deadline you have in mind.