Felbridge, West Sussex, UK
“Striving for perfection.”
Favorite referencing style
I like APA referencing best as it is the one I am most familiar with.
Why I became an editor
I have always enjoyed looking over texts for errors in my day-to-day life. Throughout my career, this has included correcting documents and software products to ensure they are accurate for the reader. After many years of doing this for fun, I decided to take a proofreading course to learn more about the subtleties of the English language and to increase my knowledge. I am looking forward to putting these new learned skills into practise.
Background and experience
While working as a quality control manager for a software company, I helped test the insurance products. I needed a high level of attention to detail in this role to help maintain the quality of the product. When the company was bidding for new customers, I would often be asked to help proofread the documents for accuracy. In my current part-time role as a science technician, I need to be very accurate and precise as much of my role involves using chemicals and making up solutions for lessons.
Why I love proofreading and editing
When I read a document that has errors in it, I think it looks unprofessional and loses its impact. I therefore enjoy proofreading and formatting texts so they flow and are aesthetically pleasing to the reader.
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When I am not proofreading, I work part time in a secondary school as a science technician, which combines my attention to detail with my love of science. I also enjoy cooking, travelling, and going for walks.
I like to use a checklist to ensure I have covered different aspects of the English language. This is a dynamic document that I often update. For example, during my proofreading training, I created my own Excel checklist to help me maintain my high standards.
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