Kandace K B, M.D.
Polk City, Iowa, USA
“Being a good writer starts with being a good reader.”
BS Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago, Rockford
Favorite referencing style
APA is my favorite referencing style because it is the one I am most familiar with.
Why I became an editor
Reading has been my favorite hobby since childhood, and many topics interest me. While I majored in molecular and cellular biology and went on to become a pediatrician, I enjoy history, literature, and learning other languages as well. One of my favorite extra-curricular activities in college was helping international students to improve their conversational English.
Being an editor/proofreader enables me to read about a wide variety of subjects while simultaneously helping others to improve their writing.
Background and experience
I worked as a pediatrician for four years.
In 2020, I completed Proofreading Academy's Becoming A Proofreader course and passed my final assignment with distinction.
Why I love proofreading and editing
Proofreading appeals to my perfectionist soul, and I enjoy helping writers to make their writing the best it can be so readers can appreciate writers' thoughts and creativity and not be distracted by errors in grammar and punctuation.
I don't have a single favorite book. Some of my favorites include J K Rowling's Harry Potter series, J R R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Agatha Christie's Marple and Poirot mysteries.
When I'm not proofreading, I enjoy reading, dancing, baking, listening to music, playing games (both board games and games on my phone), traveling (although not during the current COVID-19 pandemic), and watching movies.
I like to read through a document completely before making any changes. This allows me to have a sense of the author's style and see how the parts of the work fit together as a whole.
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