Geneseo, United States
“Proofreading is essential to send your very best!”
BA in Psychology
University of Rochester (NY)
Favorite referencing style
The APA is a favorite style guide of mine.
Why I became an editor
Because my art background gave me laser-focus to detail, I was drawn to the proofreading field. It's a perfect fit for my personality. I am willing to do the super-detailed work of proofreading for others; in fact, I enjoy the search for improvements. Helping people is also at the core of my character. For the past decade, I have helped others develop art skills, and now I look forward to helping writers with the work of proofreading.
Background and experience
My most recent experience with writing, editing, and proofreading is as a blogger. In 2019, I created and developed an art information blog. I continue to write and publish articles on techniques, materials, education, and motivation for beginning artists (yourartbox.com). I currently have my art website (elainerittlerart.com) and other storefronts on other art websites (Etsy, Redbubble, Society6, etc.) in which all content was created, written, and proofread by me.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I am a very detailed person and enjoy the work of finding errors, correcting content, and improving the flow, clarity, and concision of writing.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Other ways I spend my time is creating art (paintings, drawings, rock painting, etc.), taking walks in the countryside with our Great Pyrenees, and swimming in the Finger Lakes in the summer.
I always proofread when well-rested and alert. I first look over the document for obvious spelling and punctuation. Then, I move on to meaning and grammar, and then I review it one more time.
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