Glossop Derbyshire, United Kingdom
“Slow but steady.”
MA in English Language Teaching
Thames Valley University
Favorite referencing style
I'm most familiar with the APA referencing style, so that is the style I prefer. However, I am keen to work with other styles too.
Why I became an editor
My previous job was teaching English for Academic Purposes. This involved giving feedback to students on their writing as well as writing and reviewing exams. When considering a career change, I wanted a job in which I could use my skills, and proofreading seemed like the closest fit.
Background and experience
In my university post, I had the opportunity to proofread students' dissertations and theses. I have also done some copyediting for a linguistics journal.
Why I love proofreading and editing
Generally, I enjoy the detailed reading involved in proofreading and editing. I like to make corrections and suggest changes that can clarify the writer's purpose and meaning. As an ESL/EAP instructor, I am used to helping students express themselves in a language that is not their first. Proofreading academic texts gives me the opportunity to continue this type of work.
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