“Clarity in a world gone mad!”
Level 4 diploma in proofreading and editing
College of Media & Publishing
Certification with distinction
Becoming A Proofreader, Proofreading Academy
Favorite referencing style
I don't have a favorite style, but I'm the most familiar with APA.
Why I became an editor
Following 10 years working as a reporter in the regional press, I took the opportunity to join a leading national newspaper. I stayed with this publication for 23 years, the last 10 of which were as group chief sub-editor. Though I enjoy reading, I have a deep-seated aversion to typos. Careful proofreading and editing help to eliminate them.
Background and experience
I worked as a senior news reporter, feature writer and agriculture correspondent for a leading broadsheet regional newspaper. I designed and edited pages for the Irish Farmers Journal and a range of magazines. I produced a popular weekly tabloid newspaper while managing a staff of eight, successfully introduced a leading racing newspaper, and produced, designed, and edited a range of A4, full color magazines for the Agricultural Trust.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I enjoy ensuring that clients' work reads as flawlessly as possible.
I don't really have a favorite, but anything by Sebastian Barry, Sebastian Faulks, Kevin Barry, Billy O'Callaghan or John McGahern would do.
I like to read, fish, swim, watch football, and relax!
Don't rush. Read what is in front of you, not what you think is on the screen. If in doubt, check it out. Don't forget to clean up double spaces.
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