Perth, Western Australia
“My goal is to eliminate all errors in your writing.”
University of Western Australia
Favorite referencing style
APA because it's the most straightforward style.
Why I became an editor
I have always been an avid reader, particularly of history. While reading, I often spot errors that have slipped through, and I always wish that I could correct these. Errors interrupt the flow of reading and reflect badly on the author.
I'm also a perpetual student and lifelong learner. My proofreading skills have been helpful here with essay writing. I would like to help others produce their best possible work, too. It's often difficult to spot errors in your own writing, and this is where a proofreader can help.
Background and experience
I have a background of working in law firms as a word processor/document production technician, which involved typing or formatting documents covering a wide variety of topics. I have also trained as a medical transcriptionist and love medical terminology.
I have always proofread my own work on the job and in my academic essays. I have proofread websites and resumes for a career counsellor. I have also undertaken voluntary proofreading for Distributed Proofreaders.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love finding errors and correcting them. I enjoy reading and love to read anything about history, art history, or archaeology. I have experience with Harvard, APA, and Chicago referencing styles. Proofreading enables me to put my love of reading to good use.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
When I'm not proofreading, I like to read! I usually have three or four books on the go. If I'm not reading or studying, then I will probably be running, walking, or at the gym.
One technique that I find useful towards the end of a job is to read the document backwards from the end to the beginning. This helps pick up errors I may have missed on earlier readings.
Another technique is to check the endings of each line, where, for example, words may have been doubled up or full stops left out.
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