The Gap, Australia
“Write to live. Live to write.”
BSc (with Honors)
PhD in Chemistry
Favorite referencing style
I don't have a favorite referencing style. I can adapt to any of them, and I have experience with many different styles.
Why I became an editor
My editing journey began with my love of reading and writing literature. I wrote a novel when I was fifteen, and years later, it was published. That opened doors for me in the publishing industry, and more doors continue to open to this day. I was also exposed to writing and editing scientific work through my profession as a research scientist. Above all, I am passionate about language and improving its use. It gives me great satisfaction to be part of the creation process of others.
Background and experience
I have been editing for a book publisher for the last three years. This has included fiction and creative nonfiction, such as memoirs. I have also developed an editing network and received private jobs. I have teamed up with another editor who began as my mentor. Now, I think I sometimes teach her a few things too! Editing and proofreading have been part of all the academic roles I've had over the past 20 years.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love to read. I love to write. I'm passionate about language. It's that simple. I am a perfectionist and love to make improvements. Attention to detail is my thing. I'm good at editing and proofreading, and therefore, I love it.
My favorite book is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
My hobbies include horseback riding, soap making, reading, camping, and watching cricket!
Follow the rules, but trust your instincts. Keep the overall product in mind, always thinking of the big picture and how the details fit into that.
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