“Being obsessive may be a personality flaw – except when it comes to proofreading and editing.”
BS in Accounting
City University of New York/College of Staten Island
AAS in Business Management
Raritan Valley Community College
Favorite referencing style
MLA is my favorite. It was the first style I learned to use, and I think that the use of footnotes adds a bit of gravitas to any document.
Why I became an editor
I earned a degree in accounting, but I found that writing about business topics was much more enjoyable than grinding through problems involving debits and credits. Proofreading and editing business documents provides me with the same satisfaction that writing for nonprofits did, but it allows me to draw upon my business education in a dynamic way. While some might think of writing reports, emails, and memos as mundane, I view them as a way to reflect an organization’s culture.
Background and experience
I served as a volunteer grant writer with nonprofits in New York City.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love proofreading and editing because they give me the opportunity to take a set of complex statements and reduce them to their most salient elements while making them more understandable and relevant for the largest possible audience. At the same time, I am still able to preserve the individual’s or organization’s basic message.
institutions and businesses