“Enhance your authentic voice with polished prose.”
Bachelor of Kinesiology
Minor in Economics
University of British Columbia
Favorite referencing style
My favorite referencing style is MLA due to its simplicity.
Why I became an editor
I completed an interdisciplinary degree at university, which satisfied my desire to read and write in a variety of styles. I worked for a large insurer for several years handling liability claims, which helped me develop my business communication skills. Now I tutor in EFL and find this work very fulfilling. Throughout these experiences, I have enjoyed the writing process. I became an editor to feel a similar sense of fulfillment and excitement in helping my clients make their work more impactful.
Background and experience
After completing my bachelor's degree, I worked in insurance for four years as a liability claims adjuster with a large commercial insurer. I handled third-party claims pertaining to personal injury, product liability, automobile liability and professional liability. This job helped spark my interest in language and communication, and I spent a year studying English literature at the University of Toronto. I also obtained a certificate in TEFL during this period, and I now tutor EFL full-time.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love the challenge of making complex writing simple and coherent while preserving the author's voice. I like proofreading academic texts in the social sciences and humanities, as a I find these works rich in meaning. I also enjoy proofreading marketing copy that relies on more colloquial language. I have experience with APA and MLA referencing, as I used these during my undergraduate studies.
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