Boca Raton, United States
“A passion for error-free documents.”
MS in Electrical Engineering
Technical University Berlin
Favorite referencing style
APA is my favorite style.
Why I became an editor
Growing up in Germany, I always liked the English language. My engineering background brought me to the US where I realized that I had a knack, even a passion, for spotting errors and using the language correctly. So, proofreading became a logical choice for me. By helping others with their writing, I keep improving my skills.
Background and experience
In my spare time, I volunteer proofreading time to the Gutenberg Project.
Why I love proofreading and editing
Proofreading to me is like reading a mystery novel and trying to find out who the bad guy (i.e., the error) is. I enjoy that challenge very much. But proofreading also has a creative component, in which the author and the proofreader team up to create the best possible document and a win for both of us.
I am certainly no youngster anymore, but the Harry Potter series of books is one of my favorite reads.
When I am not proofreading, you might find me walking the dog, updating my blog, or enjoying a mystery show on TV.
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