Emily P

Fort Campbell, United States

“Proofreading shouldn't change the message; however, it should make it more palatable.”

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BA in Internation Service (Arabic Language)

Western Kentucky University


BA in Asian Religion and Culture

Western Kentucky University


Favorite referencing style

My favorite referencing style is Chicago, although the footnotes can be tricky. I’ve found that, for humanities subjects, it makes checking references much easier for readers.

Why I became an editor

I studied Arabic, political science, international relations, and religion at university. Political and religious coursework required an extensive amount of reading, researching, and writing, and I gained a passion for academic writing! During college, I tutored high school students in ESL who were struggling with their grades, and I did some proofreading work. After graduation, in addition to privately tutoring ESL students, I began proofreading for a professor who was publishing research.

Background and experience

I worked as a server in the fast food and restaurant industry from 2016–2018, like many other young Americans. During college, I did a lot of volunteer proofreading work. After graduating in December 2020 and moving to another country, I briefly taught ESL to kindergarteners and then switched to private ESL tutoring. I also began proofreading for Dr. Hilal H. Alrahbi. During this time, I took Proofreading Academy's course to become a proofreader with Proofed.

Why I love proofreading and editing

Many intelligent people struggle with writing. As a proofreader, I have the opportunity to learn from them, while helping perfect their writing so others can understand it and learn from it as well. I enjoy proofreading and editing all subjects, including creative writing and religious and political academia. I also have some experience with medical research. I used APA, APSA, and Chicago extensively in college and am very comfortable with them.

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Favorite book:

My favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.


When I am not proofreading, I like reading, drinking tea, and taking short walks on the beach because it’s too humid for long walks where I live.

Editing tips:

I leave a comment for every small change and potential issue to help me keep track of how many changes I am making and which ones could impact the document most significantly.

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