San Diego, United States
“I can help you craft error-free writing that clearly communicates even your most complex ideas through prose that flows easily and naturally.”
MA in Art History
University of California Davis
Favorite referencing style
My favorite style is Chicago because it's what I've been using since I was a student and it's familiar. I also love that a writer can include so much interesting information in the notes.
Why I became an editor
I was always a bookworm and a lover of words. Writing and editing came naturally, but it never occurred to me to make a living with it. I went to graduate school for art history – my favorite subject in college – and realized that I loved writing essays and papers. After completing my master’s degree, I became a college instructor, and I couldn’t stop correcting student essays in my mind. Becoming an editor and proofreader allows me to fix writing errors myself, which I find deeply satisfying.
Background and experience
I’ve been a freelance copyeditor since the summer of 2021, working mostly on academic manuscripts like journal articles, books, and exhibition catalogs. I also did a stint as the sole copyeditor for a career mentorship nonprofit, working with young writers from around the world on nonfiction articles for the company website.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love learning new things. I work on manuscripts on so many different topics! I also love the sense of satisfaction that comes from fixing errors and figuring out how to make a passage flow more naturally.
I've been reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon since it started back in the 90s.
I love cooking, watching movies, visiting art museums, and working out.
I have to make several passes, ideally with lots of time in between. This lets me approach each pass with fresh eyes and catch more errors.
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