Dr. Shalini Khan

Owner and Communications Consultant

I am an editor, writer and public speaking expert with extensive experience in academic and literary communications. I am a member of the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC),  I have a PhD in English (Queen’s University) and I am a former English professor. I also hold a graduate diploma in Education (with distinction) and was, once upon a time, an award-winning drama and theatre practitioner.

Shalini Khan Owner and Communications Consultant, ThinkWell Communications

As a published author and former English professor, I am intimately aware of the power and potential of written and spoken words. I take enormous pride in helping my diverse clientele explore and express their ideas fluently and effectively to create innovative and engaging narratives that are fit for publication or presentation.

I offer all standard literary and academic editing services — copy editing, stylistic editing, substantive editing and proofreading — as well as manuscript critique, dissertation mentoring, education and public speaking consultations, and other related writing and communication services.

I work in a range of disciplinary areas and in myriad genres that include (but are not limited to): academic and non-academic articles and essays; grant proposals; curricula materials (online and face-to-face); workshops; and literary fiction and non-fiction. My project interests are diverse and have recently included: sociological studies of credibility; robotics in education; a translation website; religious philosophy; children’s consumer culture; mathematics education; film studies; Caribbean and world literatures; and medical humanities. I welcome new projects from academic scholars in Education, Social Sciences, Medical Humanities, and Liberal Arts, and from literary authors and business and government clients. I am especially interested in working with clients on multi-disciplinary and/or multiply situated texts and projects.

Dr. Steven Khan

Education Consultant

I am an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education and Computational Thinking at the University of Alberta. Prior to this, I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. My doctoral degree in Curriculum Studies is from the University of British Columbia.

My professional interests and expertise in education are broad and interdisciplinary. Across my work I examine issues of communication, discourse, identity, representation, ethics, equity, vulnerability, and responsibility as they relate to excellence in education most generally, and mathematics education in particular. I believe strongly in supporting and enabling individuals who want to do interesting and important work in education, and in promoting equity in education.  

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