Karina M

North Carolina, United States

“Nothing shines like polished writing.”

Karina M

Specialist subjects:

Art History Counseling Ethics Fine Arts Leadership Mental Health Museum Studies Philosophy Veterinary Medicine


BA in Philosophy (minor in English)

The College of Wooster


MA in Art History and Museum Studies

Case Western Reserve University


AA in Veterinary Medical Technology

Asheville-Buncombe Community College


Favorite referencing style

I am perhaps most familiar with the MLA style guide, as I used it when studying philosophy and art history.

Why I became an editor

Whether I was studying art history or veterinary nursing, a love of words and good writing has been a constant joy. I also appreciate helping people connect. Proofreading allows a message to shine, resulting in a more powerful connection between writer and reader. I can't imagine a more gratifying occupation!

Background and experience

I have proofread two philosophical manuscripts and one self-help book. I have written, proofread, and edited countless documents for two animal hospitals, including employee manuals, training protocols, client education handouts, and client relations letters. I have helped write labels for a fine art museum, written content for a website, and helped construct several resumes.

Why I love proofreading and editing

It is very fulfilling to polish writing so that its meaning is felt and understood as keenly as possible by the reader. I love the moment of knowing a piece of writing is just what the author intended and that there is nothing to distract the reader from the full impact or import of the message.

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Favorite book:

I love “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt.


When not proofreading, I am enjoying the company of family and friends, finding the humor in life, trying new recipes, tending the chickens, or hiking with the most amazing dog in the world.

Editing tips:

Breaks are enormously important for me. It is critical that I walk away from a document and come back to it later so that I can view it with fresh eyes.

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