Ducklington, United Kingdom
“Putting in the hours truly pays off!”
BA in Language and Linguistics Science
University of York
Favorite referencing style
My favorite has to be APA. I needed to use it throughout my university degree, so I am very well accustomed to it!
Why I became an editor
I studied linguistics at university, so I am naturally interested in language and writing! Throughout my course, I studied modules such as syntax, semantics, and phonology. These subjects showed me how much I enjoyed studying grammar and language itself, so becoming a proofreader was an easy choice to make.
Background and experience
As for specific proofreading roles, I proofread the English Chess Federation's monthly chess magazine. I developed strong editing and formatting skills during my time at university. I also currently volunteering for Citizens Advice, which involves writing up each client's case professionally and concisely. Last, I was a lifeguard and a duty manager with GLL over the course of six years.
Why I love proofreading and editing
What I love most is looking over a Word document and seeing it formatted perfectly and written clearly. My father has always insisted on proper grammar and punctuation. I suppose it has somewhat rubbed off on me!
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