Williamstown, United States
“Quality writing comes from a creative mind. Quality editing results from a trained mind.”
Favorite referencing style
APA, as this is the style I am most familiar with.
Why I became an editor
After losing a significant amount of work during the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided an online job was for me. I love to read and write, and I am usually picking up errors in books, websites and advertisements regularly. My family suggested that I start proofreading, so I said, "why not!" It is very satisfying to me to help others improve their hard work. Proofreading is something I can see myself doing for many years to come.
Background and experience
I have experience editing various documents and websites for friends and family. I have extensive knowledge within the construction industry from previous jobs and study; therefore, this is one of my specialty subjects. In my free time, I enjoy writing children's books and stories and am currently undertaking further editing study.
Why I love proofreading and editing
Proofreading is very satisfying to me, especially because it means I am helping someone else to improve their work. If I can help to make content more clear and concise, then the reader or audience will also benefit. I see this as being an advantage to the author, reader and editor (myself). The more content I can expose myself to while proofreading, the more knowledge I can gain—not only in editing, but in subjects as well. I love to continue educating my mind.
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