Bill M

New York, United States

“Good writers need good readers.”

Bill M

Specialist subjects:

Archaeology Architecture Art & Design Art History Civil Engineering Classics & Ancient History Creative Writing Fine Arts Graphic Design Photography

Education:

BS in Architecture

University of Virginia

1977–1981

Favorite referencing style

I'll go with APA, but I don't have a strong reason other than it's the most popular.

Why I became an editor

I am an avid reader with many different interests, especially in the arts. I have worked in the architectural field for many years. Clarity of form (whether in a poem, a painting or a building) is something that is important to me.

Proofreading requires the abilities to think clearly and to focus on the matter at hand. As a person, I strive to apply these abilities to everything I do. If I can make a living striving for this, then so much the better.

Background and experience

I moved to New York to be a painter. To support myself, I have had many different jobs: cab driver, bartender, junior architect and building surveyor to name some.

Why I love proofreading and editing

I enjoy how words are put together. Grammar, punctuation and spelling are part of it (and an important part), but the actual use of words and the structure of writing is what draws me to proofreading. I like creative writing.

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Favorite book:

“Moby Dick” by Herman Melville.

Hobbies:

I like hanging out with my wife.

Editing tips:

At this early stage in my proofreading career, my only tip is to take one's time.

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