“To write is human, to edit is divine - Stephen King”
"BA Computer Science
University of Florida
"Becoming a proofreader
International Open Academy
Favorite referencing style
My favourite referencing style is APA because I've had the most experience using it.
Why I became an editor
Even in middle school, I was the classmate to which everyone gave their work to proofread. I always had a love for minute details and improving something until it's perfect. While I found my calling in programming, I always had a deep love for writing, reading and editing, and treat a writer's work with the same meticulousness and attention to detail as I do when correcting code.
I worked as an ESL teacher while I attended school, and I grew to enjoy teaching native-level English and guiding my students to a firm grasp of English and all its intricacies. It is because of this same love of languages that I became a proofreader, I can really improve someone's writing and bring it as close to perfection as possible.
Background and experience
I have five years of experience as an ESL teacher. I have taught over 3000 students during this time while maintaining a 5-star rating and a high student retention rate. This role prepared me for spotting writing mistakes easily and swiftly.
Outside of academic proofreading and my personal writing projects, I have experience in writing marketing copy for various websites as well as SEO.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love the satisfaction of catching mistakes that everyone else missed and improving a piece of writing until it reads flawlessly. I have always enjoyed reading varied subject matter, and proofreading gives me the perfect opportunity to earn a living while doing something I love.
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