“Words are powerful tools when applied with precision.”
BA in Psychology
Alberta College of Art and Design
Favorite referencing style
I prefer APA style because I have the most experience with it.
Why I became an editor
While completing my two degrees, I took a wide variety of courses, from religious studies to neuroscience to cultural anthropology. I loved reading and writing about as many topics as possible. Between my studies, I spent a lot of time travelling, which led me to pursue a career as an English teacher and study different languages. These days, I spend a lot of time proofreading my ESL students' writing, and I enjoy helping them sound natural and professional.
Background and experience
I have been teaching English to students of a variety of ages and levels for five years. Part of my role is teaching ESL students how to improve their writing skills and correcting papers.
For six years, I have been a volunteer proofreader for articles published by an English-language learner in the field of physics.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I enjoy freeing a piece of writing from the distractions of errors and inconsistencies so that the essential information is communicated effectively. I particularly enjoy correcting ESL documents because I understand the difficulties of learning another language and have experience with this type of writing.
I have many favourite books, but my number one has to be Harry Potter. It makes me feel like a kid again and is always the first book I read in another language when I have a high enough level.
When I am not proofreading, I enjoy reading, studying languages, playing the cello, and travelling.
I enlarge the document so that I can focus on each word and punctuation mark individually. Then I zoom out and check the sentences and grammar. With each read, I focus on a different element.
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