Surely, you can spell. Probably, you can write. Perhaps, you can even write quite well. But can you truly express yourself in that writing? Say what you really mean without hiding behind the “expected” vocabulary and “professional” construction? Unencumbered by the traditional convenances of academia, not burdened by “what you thought this whole official writing thing should be and I better stick to it”? Well, if you want to taste some of that freedom, I would advise to let Merel in. Let her guide you into understanding the expectations of professional rhetoric, yes, but more importantly—into hearing yourself and channeling that into writing. Your freshly released quirks and wits will be very grateful.
Thank you, Merel, for your incredible compassion and dedication!