Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
“Boost your reputation with polished, proofread content.”
University of Cambridge
Favorite referencing style
APA or MLA as they are the most common referencing styles
Why I became an editor
Simple errors in a document detract from the content, whether it is a resume, an essay, board papers, or a tender submission. They can mean the difference between getting an interview and being put to the bottom of the pile.
I have a strong background in English and years of experience writing and reading a broad range of documents, as well as editing and correcting work for employees and students. I have a good eye for detail and enjoy reading a range of topics. Proofreading is a natural choice, and I enjoy working with others to improve their work and hopefully improve their chances of success.
Background and experience
With a strong academic background and years of experience working in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors, I am well positioned to review a range of documents. I was educated and started work in the UK, but I'm now based in Australia where I provide consulting services reviewing, editing, and proofreading documents such as tender submissions, client proposals, and external reports.
I also provide proofreading services at our local university.
In my spare time, I write fiction for children and young adults, and I offer editing and proofreading for other writers. I choose to have my fictional work independently proofread because I believe when you are too close to a piece of work, it is easy to see what you meant to write, and potentially miss an error.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I know from experience that small errors in a document can create a poor impression and can take away from the content of a document. This can be critical when competing for work, or even for grades in college. I enjoy being able to polish a document so it can be presented error free and be judged on its own merit.
I love reading middle-grade children's fiction. My favourite children's book is Holes by Louis Sachar. The plot is intertwined beautifully and comes together in the end in a way you don't immediately anticipate.
When I'm not proofreading, you'll find me walking my dogs on the beach, dreaming up ideas for my next novel.
I think it is important to read over a document before I begin a detailed edit or proofread so I understand the content and objective of the work. If a sentence is unclear, I then understand the context and have a better idea of what the author is trying to say.
institutions and businesses