New South Wales, Australia
“'Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear.' Patricia Fuller”
BA in Business Studies
Southampton Institute of Higher Education
Why I became an editor
I studied marketing at university and worked for several years with copywriters and campaign creatives. I suppose that was the beginning of my proofreading career.
I love to read and always have a book on the go. I am passionate about spelling and grammar and have a terrible habit of correcting people! What better place to put all those passions to use. Proofreading is the perfect job for me.
Background and experience
As a marketer with a large multinational IT company in the UK, I was responsible for the execution of advertising and direct marketing campaigns. This involved working with creative agencies and proofreading copy prior to the printing and launching of marketing materials.
I later diverted my interests to photography, something which had long been a hobby. I set up my own small business and website and began to offer child and family lifestyle photography sessions. I still do this as a sideline.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love to read a well-written piece of work, one that flows seamlessly, and if I can help someone achieve this, I'm happy. Those writers for whom English is a second language often benefit most from this.
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