““You can fix anything but a blank page.” – Nora Roberts”
M.Sc. in Environmental Management
BA in Anthropology/Environment/Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Favorite referencing style
APA is my favorite all the way! It is a versatile referencing style (i.e., it can be used for a variety of subject matter) and provides the reader with enough information to check the source, but it doesn't clutter the text.
Why I became an editor
My mother, a non-native English speaker, would ask me to help her polish whatever documents she needed to write, from email correspondence to resumés. But it wasn't until graduate school that I started proofreading professionally. As a graduate student in a foreign country where I didn't speak the language, proofreading English documents for my university started as a practical way for me to support myself. I came to truly love the work and decided to pursue this path further.
Background and experience
I currently am a freelance proofreader, mostly specializing in scientific journal articles in the natural and social sciences. This is a role I started as a graduate student, but I have continued as a freelancer since finishing my degree. I have also published my own scientific journal article based on my master's thesis in hydrology and environmental management.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I am privileged to have primarily worked on scientific journal articles for publication in the natural and social sciences and have even published a scientific journal article myself, but I am open and eager to broaden these horizons with regard to subject matter and style. I am most experienced with APA referencing, having used this style in my own publication. I am particularly passionate about helping ESL authors.
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