David M

Whyteleafe, United Kingdom

“Let's get rid of those typos!”

David M

Specialist subjects:

Education Music


PhD in Music

Cardiff University


MSt in Music

University of Oxford


BA (Hons) in First Class Music

University of Bristol


Favorite referencing style

I’m happy with any referencing style, as long as its consistent!

Why I became an editor

I first became interested in writing while working on my undergraduate essays at university. I decided to write an even longer essay, my PhD, through which I learned a lot about how to create and structure my writing. While working in university administration, I learned to deliver short and clear messages with impact in professional documents. Whether it's in an academic or business setting, I love working with authors to provide a second pair of eyes, removing the typos and adding clarity.

Background and experience

I have proofread and edited numerous business documents, such as PowerPoint presentations, committee papers, and minutes. I compiled and edited an anthology of works by the composer Vaughan Williams, published by the Oxford University Press (titled Vaughan Williams on Music), and I edited a published online bibliography on this subject as well. I also edited and formatted the newsletter for a research center at the School of Music in the University of Bristol.

Why I love proofreading and editing

I love working with people to make their documents the best they can be. I enjoy working in a range of areas, spanning both academic and business, and I love the variety this brings.

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Favorite book:

I love a good biography. Claire Tomalin's Samuel Pepys transported me to another time and way of life.


My hobbies include listening to music, occasionally singing, and walking often.

Editing tips:

I close the door of my office and enter a calm and quiet state of mind. Then, I am ready to begin proofreading.

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