MO, United States
“Reading, writing, learning, and helping people are life-long passions for me.”
BSEd in English
Psychological Examiner's Certification
Favorite referencing style
I used APA a lot in college, so I am most comfortable with it.
Why I became an editor
Proofreading has been a part of my life for many years. I have tutored others with their college papers, taught high school English for several years, and have continually proofed documents through my work as a school counselor. Now that I am retired, I see no need to stop! I want to continue what I love doing and help others in the process.
Background and experience
As a teacher and counselor, a daily task was reading and correcting documents, whether it was student work, a co-worker's writing, or something of my own. I also volunteer at my church to proofread the weekly PowerPoint presentations, which is something I have done for years.
Why I love proofreading and editing
Helping people produce their best work possible brings me joy. Often, people have great ideas but need help with the details. By proofreading, I can help turn something good into something great.
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
My hobbies include hanging out with my grandkids, playing the piano, and walking my dog.
The first thing I do is read the document to understand its purpose and hear the author's voice. When I finish, I read it again to ensure I have preserved the author's meaning.
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