San Diego, CA, USA
“A champion of good grammar, making every writer’s story a joy to read.”
Associates in Applied Science/Veterinary Technology
Favorite referencing style
I am most familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style, but I am also learning the AMA Manual of Style.
Why I became an editor
I became an editor/proofreader because I love the written word. I love reading. I love writing. I read voraciously and have always spotted those little errors quite easily.
My career background thus far has been in the zoological and veterinary medicine fields, so I have ample knowledge of the terminology used in those sciences.
With Proofed, I can combine all the things I love!
Background and experience
I was introduced to the proofreading profession after editing/proofreading a series of self-published self-help books that a former coworker of mine had written.
Prior to that, I worked as a veterinary technician for over eight years. I worked in environments from small neighborhood vet hospitals to corporate work with Nestle Purina at their Product Technology Center.
I was a zookeeper for about a year as part of an internship with Topeka Zoo in Kansas. I then worked for SeaWorld in San Diego, California.
I’ve also worked a wide variety of miscellaneous jobs, such as cleaning houses, working for TSA at the airport, and many office jobs too numerous to mention.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love proofreading because I just find it fun. It’s like a treasure hunt, spotting the little errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar. I love reading, and I love writing, and this is a way to combine those loves into one. If I can also intertwine my love of animals and science into that, so much the better!
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