Today I am very pleased to announce that Avi Staiman has agreed to join The Scholarly Kitchen as a Chef. Avi is the founder and CEO of Academic Language Experts, a company dedicated to empowering English as an Additional Language authors to elevate their research for publication and bring it to the world. He also is the co-host of the New Books Network ‘Scholarly Communication’ Podcast. Avi is a core member of CANGARU, where he represents EASE in creating legislation and policy for the responsible use of AI in research.
Avi has been a guest lecturer at NYU’s Master’s Program in Translation & Interpreting and the University of Tokyo and he is a reviewer for Wiley’s Learned Publishing journal. His essays have appeared in the Cambridge University Press Blog, Multilingual, and Times Higher Education.
As we move further into an era where the researcher author is seen as the primary “customer” for publishing services, Avi’s work directly with authors can help further provide that perspective in the Kitchen. We’re also pleased to add to our geographical diversity with the viewpoints of another author not based in the US/UK/EU. Please join me in welcoming Avi, his previous guest posts can be found here, and his first official post as a Chef, “10 Trends I Observed Interviewing 10 Publishing Executives About the Future of Academic Books“, is now available.