Lindsey Griffith

Freiberuflich, Proofreading and Copyediting (Englisch Lektorat), English for the Professional in Business, Law, Academia, and Technical Fields

Stade, Germany


intercultural competence
Legal writing
Copy editing
Teaching English as a foreign language
Legal English
Business English
writing skills
Academic writing
TOLES Legal English Examination Centre
TOLES Legal English Examination Trainer
legal English training


Professional experience for Lindsey Griffith

  • Current 5 years and 1 month, since Apr 2019


    PFH Private Hochschule Göttingen

    Business, technical, and academic English to Engineering students

  • Current 6 years and 4 months, since Jan 2018

    Proofreading and Copyediting (Englisch Lektorat)

    English for the Professional in Business, Law, Academia, and Technical Fields

    I am an attorney with experience in the US and Europe pursuing clients’ interests through effective written and verbal communication. I am CELTA-certified with both professional (J.D., law) and technical (B.S., geology) backgrounds. I lectured in business-related legal subjects at the American University in the Emirates, where I also proofread and edited works of academic colleagues. My legal, academic, and technical backgrounds make me particularly suited to proofread and edit materials in those fields.

  • Current

    Legal English Trainer

    English for the Professional

  • 3 years, Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

    Assistant Professor

    American University in the Emirates

    Taught business law, negotiation skills, insurance law, and healthcare law courses in mixed-gender classrooms with 3-50 undergraduates from over 25 different countries. Taught English for Special Purposes course in the University’s College of Education. Syllabus design of all legal courses for business students, including development of an insurance law course for undergraduate business students. Proofread and edited English-language publications for academic colleagues.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

    ESL Instructor


    Specialized in training professionals in Business English, Legal English or Technical English.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Aug 2007 - Oct 2008

    New Substance Notification Specialist (REACH)

    Dow Europe GmbH

    Counseled businesses on the most strategic structuring of activities possible to comply with the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals law. Coordinated activities among technical consultants, product stewards or global product leaders and others within businesses to obtain chemical registrations under REACH in the most cost-effective manner. Conducted advocacy activities with chemicals agencies to secure needed approvals.

  • 1 year, Aug 2007 - Jul 2008

    EU Drinking Water Law Subject Matter Expert

    Dow Europe GmbH

    Represented trade association in EU drinking water legislation stakeholder meetings of the European Commission. Conducted and coordinated advocacy activities to obtain legislation that both protects drinking water supplies and encourages a healthy European market of materials in contact with drinking water.

  • 7 years, May 2001 - Apr 2008

    Environmental Lawyer

    Jackson Kelly PLLC

    Litigated and counseled clients in a wide range of environmental areas, including Clean Water Act, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, hazardous waste issues, Endangered Species Act, Freedom of Information Act, and administrative law issues. Represented clients in state and federal courts, and before administrative bodies. Advocated clients’ interests to influence emerging legislation and regulations.

Educational background for Lindsey Griffith

  • 7 months, Nov 2018 - May 2019


    University of California, Berkeley

    Learned the fundamentals of writing, editing and delivering back-of-book indexes to publishing clients.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 2018 - Sep 2019

    Copyediting Certificate Program

    University of California, San Diego

  • 2 years and 9 months, Sep 1998 - May 2001

    Law (J.D)

    University of Dayton School of Law

    Graduated magna cum laude (ranked 7th out of 143 students) CALI awards for the highest grade of all students in Contracts II, Legislation, Federal Jurisdiction, and Individual Income Tax courses University of Dayton School of Law President’s Scholarship

  • 3 years and 4 months, Sep 1994 - Dec 1997

    Geology (B.S.)

    University of Dayton

    Magna cum laude; National Science Scholar Scholarship; University of Dayton President’s Scholarship; Council on Undergraduate Research grant: field work in Elko County, Nevada; Student Fellows Program: paleontological field research in the Santa Ana Mountains, California.


  • English

    First language

  • German




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