The experts who have helped to develop TypeCite have extensive experience in academic citation systems, and they specialize particularly in the MLA, APA, and Harvard styles. They have studied and worked at top colleges across the UK and the US, publishing and editing articles in academic journals, as well as teaching undergraduate courses on writing and citation skills. Based on their combined expertise across a range of academic disciplines, they have helped to ensure that TypeCite is accessible and easy for students to use, while also being powerful enough to handle the complexities of different sources and styles.


Hannah Berry has a Ph.D., MA (hons) and BA (hons) from the University of Liverpool in English. Hannah has held lecturing positions at Liverpool Hope University, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Liverpool. Hannah currently teaches at the WEA and is the current secretary for the British Society for Phenomenology. 

During her time as a University lecturer, Hannah has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English, Linguistics, Sociology and Criminology including modules such as ‘Academic Practice’ which guided first-year students on how to develop an argument, incorporate quotations and arguments as well as format references. Hannah has also written subject-level referencing guidelines for various institutions and has over 10 years experience writing academic journals. 


Tomas Elliott has degrees in English, French, and Comparative Literature from the University of Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania. As well as teaching and tutoring in English and French literature, he has taught targeted workshops on academic writing and research methodologies. He has also taught citation techniques to students and academics alike. When not writing about citation styles you can find him blogging about the connections between film and philosophy.


Matthew McHaffie obtained his PhD in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews (2014), and has since held research positions at King’s College London and the University of St Andrews. He has published on medieval law and violence, and has taught essay-writing and referencing skills to undergraduates. He is currently working on two books: one looks at the history of contract law in medieval France (1000–1300); and the other examines violence and the nature of political authority, also in medieval France. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of St Andrews.