Abigail F

Ponte Vedra, United States

“Writing is “proof that humans are capable of working magic.” – Carl Sagan”

Abigail F

Specialist subjects:

Alternative Medicine Education English Hospitality International Development Journalism Leisure Mental Health Project Management Recreation & Tourism TESOL Youth Work


BA in Journalism (News-Editorial)

University of Colorado Boulder


Favorite referencing style

I have the most experience with APA referencing, so I consider it my favorite!

Why I became an editor

I have been in love with language ever since I started my first journal in 1997—a wide-ruled Lisa Frank notebook engulfed in a kaleidoscopic seascape. This love, along with dreams of traveling the world someday, led me to journalism school. It was here that I began tutoring students at the I Have a Dream Foundation, and I soon discovered a wealth of joy in helping others—namely young people—to improve their work and share their own stories with the world.

Background and experience

Throughout journalism school, I began honing my constructive feedback skills while tutoring and reviewing articles written by my peers. Not long after that, I found myself writing and fact-checking for a weekly newspaper, and then later for a regional magazine. Eventually, the desire to travel and the urge to work more closely with young people lured me to Vietnam, where I began teaching English as a Second Language and freelancing as a writer, editor, and proofreader.

Why I love proofreading and editing

Without a doubt, the most rewarding part of proofreading and editing is getting to help other people share their stories with the world. What’s more, I absolutely love the thrill of the hunt—getting to dig below the surface layers of syntax and style to unearth the gems of our shared humanity and connection.

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Favorite book:

The Art of Living by Thích Nhất Hạnh is my favorite book.


When not proofreading, I’m exploring new coffee shops, listening to music, walking around Da Nang, dreaming about my next adventure, and planning for an educational nonprofit I recently co-founded.

Editing tips:

Before I begin working on a document, I read through it at least once. During this first read, I can get a feel for the author’s voice and better understand what they want to communicate.

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