Saint Clair Shores, United States
“Keeping up with the grammarians.”
San Diego Community College
Favorite referencing style
I am interested in the IEEE style. I like their use of numerals in brackets for the in-text citations, which refer to a complete reference list organized numerically.
Why I became an editor
My career as an editor started after graduating from high school. I got a job as a stenographer and proofreader for the in-house counsel department of an investment firm. I eventually left this field to attend college for graphic design. Many years later, I decided to go back to proofreading. My love of grammar has never left me. I am always silently correcting everything.
Background and experience
I have experience with proofreading legal documents, editing cover letters, and creating PowerPoint presentations for approximately thirteen years.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I enjoy seeing the positive results that effective proofreading brings to written material. My experience has mostly been with proofreading business and corporate legal documents, and I look forward to proofreading other styles of writing as well.
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo is my favorite book.
In my free time, I like to cook and make art.
I find it helpful to read the document out loud forward and backwards. I also have a checklist of my most commonly missed errors. Stepping away for five or ten minutes is also beneficial.
institutions and businesses