ABOUT SHAWN JACKSON

Shawn Jackson is a native of Mississippi, born in Vicksburg and raised in Philadelphia. He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at the age of 15 and also lost his hearing at 21. Growing up as an adopted child, Shawn did not know if he would continue to be alone in his journey with Tourette. Now at 41, he is the former Deputy Editor of J’Adore Magazine, freelance editor and author. He has written articles about his journey with his hearing loss and Tourette Syndrome all over the web. He enjoys martial arts, writing poetry/prose and helping others. This is but another leg in his journey to tell his, and others’, story. He currently works as a freelance writer and editor.

His ultimate goal is to show that there is no limit to what one can do as either a Deaf person or as someone with Tourette.

Copy Edit / Proofreading / Writing Rates and Services

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CopyEdit / Proofreading / Writing Rates and Services

Speech

$50

Strating Price
  • CopyEditing: $50
  • Writing: $150
  • College/University
    Term Paper: $35
  • Dissertation: $75

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Website

$35

Starting Price
  • $35 per 1000 words per article/blog post
  • $200-500 for full site copyedit/proofreading (size dependent)
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Definitions and Acronyms

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    CI – Cochlear Implant

    A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing. The implant consists of an external portion that sits behind the ear and a second portion that is surgically placed under the skin.

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    TS – Tourette Syndrome

    Is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. The disorder is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, the pioneering French neurologist who in 1885 first described the condition in an 86-year-old French noblewoman.The early symptoms of TS are typically noticed first in childhood, with the average onset between the ages of 3 and 9 years. TS occurs in people from all ethnic groups; males are affected about three to four times more often than females. It is estimated that 200,000 Americans have the most severe form of TS, and as many as one in 100 exhibit milder and less complex symptoms such as chronic motor or vocal tics. Although TS can be a chronic condition with symptoms lasting a lifetime, most people with the condition experience their worst tic symptoms in their early teens, with improvement occurring in the late teens and continuing into adulthood.

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    CODA – Child(ren) of Deaf Adult(s)

    A child of deaf adult, often known by the acronym “CODA”, is a person who was raised by one or more deaf parents or guardians. Millie Brother coined the term and founded the organization CODA,[1] which serves as a resource and a center of community for children of deaf adults. Many CODAs are bilingual, speaking both an oral and a sign language (in the United States this is commonly ASL), and bicultural, identifying with both deaf and hearing cultures. CODAs must navigate the border between the deaf and hearing worlds, serving as liaisons between their deaf parents and the hearing world in which they reside.[2] Ninety percent of children born to deaf adults can hear normally,[3] resulting in a significant and widespread community of CODAs around the world. The acronym KODA (Kid of Deaf Adult) is sometimes used to refer to CODAs under the age of 18.


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    Hearing Loss, Profoundly Deaf

    Symptoms may be mild, moderate, severe or profound. A patient with mild hearing impairment may have problems understanding speech, especially if there is a lot of noise around, while those with moderate deafness may need a hearing aid. Some people are severely deaf and depend on lip-reading when communicating with others.People who are profoundly deaf can hear nothing at all. In order to communicate spontaneously and rapidly with people, they are totally reliant on lip-reading and/or sign language. People who are born deaf find lip-reading much harder to learn compared to those who became hearing impaired after their had learnt to communicate orally (with sounds).

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    HOH - Hard of Hearing

    Hard of Hearing (HoH) refers to someone who doesn’t hear well. This may be because they were born with a hearing loss or they may have lost some or all of their hearing later in life.Many hard of hearing people don’t know that they have a hearing loss. Some simply deny it, even though they may know that their hearing is diminished. Some people who are completely deaf may consider themselves hard of hearing. In all, nearly 10% of all people have some level of hearing loss.It’s estimated that 28 million people in the US have some level of hearing loss. The largest part of that group (perhaps 25 million or more) can hear well enough that with proper hearing aids or assistive listening devices, they can continue with their spoken language as their primary communication mode.