Virginia, United States
“Partnering with you to make your words clear and consistent. ”
BA in Philosophy
University of Richmond
Favorite referencing style
As an avid reader, I love CMOS, but as a philosophy major, part of my heart will always belong to MLA.
Why I became an editor
During my fourteen years as a bookkeeper, I developed an appreciation for small businesses and individuals who dream big. But while I loved the clients I worked with, I didn’t love working with numbers all day, every day. Eventually, I decided to change careers. I still had a heart for independent businesses and wanted to use my skills to support their missions, so I became a copyeditor and proofreader to combine the two things I am most passionate about: reading and supporting small businesses.
Background and experience
I am the owner of a small copyediting and proofreading business. I’m also a member of Distributed Proofreaders and a volunteer contributing proofreader for Project Gutenberg.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love helping writers gain confidence in their work. It's amazing what a difference a few small changes can make on someone's paper or article. Being able to use my academic experience and training to help others is a dream come true.
I love “The Lord of the Rings” by Tolkien. I read the trilogy every fall. I'm also a big fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “Sherlock Holmes” stories.
When I'm not working, I love to read, cook, practice yoga, or play board games with my family.
Read once for comprehension, then go back to edit. Don't try to do it all on the first read.
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