Fareham, United Kingdom
“Reading, even proofreading, is always a pleasure.”
Favorite referencing style
APA. IEEE may seem the simplest; however, as I have a lot of experience with APA, it has become second nature.
Why I became an editor
My childhood dream was to be a published author, and I studied publishing at university to get a good feel for the industry. I then spent a lot of time in my professional life writing letters, procedures and training guides.
Being a proofreader allows me to combine a lot of this experience with my love of reading, writing and helping people.
Background and experience
I've always worked in customer service to one degree or another. I spent two years working as part of a complaints team for a utilities company, responding to written complaints by either letter or email.
I then took this experience to another industry: fleet leasing and management. Here, I put together training courses and procedure documents for the entire customer service department.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love helping people, and to know that I've helped someone fine-tune their work gives me a real sense of pride.
A Time of Courage by John Gwynne.
I love reading and talking about books. Outside of the written word, I like to cook and then relax with a nice meal while catching up on some favourite TV shows.
Reading a document through first, without stopping to make corrections, helps me to pick out little errors that might otherwise be missed. Reading aloud or even backwards can also be very helpful.
institutions and businesses