Albany, New York, USA
“Always, ALWAYS double check your work.”
BSE Special Education
Northern Arizona University
Favorite referencing style
My favorite referencing style is Harvard because it is the most straightforward.
Why I became an editor
In high school, my favorite subject was English; I loved learning about grammar and looked forward to our daily classroom exercises. I began proofreading my classmates' assignments, and it was then that I discovered how much I would enjoy proofreading as a career. Not only do I have the opportunity to read and learn about different topics, but I am also able to help others improve their writing.
Background and experience
My experience in proofreading and editing started with training at the Proofreading Academy and a role at Proofed.
Why I love proofreading and editing
To me, the written word is a form of art. I love taking a document, proofreading it, and comparing the results to the original; it feels like I'm given a piece of stone that needs chiseling. In both, the author's (or artist's) voice is sometimes difficult to hear, and I enjoy helping them get their messages across.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I love to explore new areas with my family and learn about herbalism.
I first skim the document I'm about to work on to get an idea of what it is about. Then, as I'm working, I like to reread the sentences that came before the one I've just edited to help get my thoughts flowing again. I always reread the entire paper once I've finished to make sure I didn't miss anything.
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