Birmingham, United Kingdom
“Check, check, and check again. ”
BSc in International Relations & Sociology
Favorite referencing style
My favourite referencing style would have to be the Harvard style. It was the first type of referencing I was introduced to and used, so it has nostalgic significance to me!
Why I became an editor
Growing up, I always had my head in a book. There was something so magical about the way words were used to create new worlds. But it was when I picked up the pen myself that I truly started to appreciate what language is, especially in written form.
Proofreading was, therefore, the natural choice, as it allows me to combine this passion with a strong attention to detail and work ethic. I also enjoy drawing on my experiences writing in a range of academic, business, and creative settings.
Background and experience
I have extensive experience in writing, being a creative writer from a very young age. This is a hobby I continue to pursue through blogging and daily practices.
Upon graduating, I started working at the NHS Blood and Transplant, quickly progressing from an agency worker to manager of the department.
I am the go-to person for checking the writing of my friends and family. This was an important factor in becoming a proofreader, as I am able to bring together my varied experience and skills.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love that proofreading gives me the opportunity to demonstrate my passion for writing and language. For me, each document feels like its own project, and I particularly enjoy the sense of fulfilment that comes with finishing a piece of work. There is also always something to learn each time, both in terms of the complexities of the English language and the wide range of topics that a document can be about. It is hugely rewarding work for me!
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
When I'm not proofreading, I'm probably acting, writing, reading, eating, or cuddling my parrot!
I find the proofreading checklists invaluable when I work. These are living documents bespoke to each document type. I also continuously update them to include any reminders that I find useful.
institutions and businesses