Eugene, United States
“It's the smallest details that make the biggest difference.”
BA in Chinese Language and Literature
University of Oregon
Favorite referencing style
Chicago is my favorite, as it’s the one I use the most. MLA comes in second place.
Why I became an editor
Language is my passion! This includes writing, reading, learning languages, and teaching languages. As I have a love for learning and a nearly obsessive need to correct errors in texts, proofreading is a job that brings me immense delight. The only thing better is being able to help others make their writing shine!
Background and experience
I have worked in a variety of jobs ranging from wildland firefighting, laboratory work, the wine industry, and tutoring in an English as a Second Language setting. I’ve done frequent proofreading in a laboratory setting, which generally involves reports, standard operating procedures, and forms.
Why I love proofreading and editing
There is something so satisfying about reading a piece of writing and getting so lost in the content that you don't notice the words in front of your face. That's when I know something has been written, edited, and proofread with excellence. While I enjoy proofreading nearly anything, I am partial to fiction (especially science fiction and fantasy), language and literature, Asian culture and history, forestry, and botany.
Jingo by Terry Pratchett
When I'm not proofreading, I'm likely to be found wandering the forest, writing, reading a book, or napping with said book on my face.
Before you call a document completely done, read it aloud or use a text-to-speech function and listen to it. You'd be surprised how easy it is to catch areas that don't sound quite right.
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