““Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words." - Mark Twain”
BA (Hons) in Professional Writing
University of Hull
Favorite referencing style
I like IEEE referencing because of the simplicity of its number–note system.
Why I became an editor
I have always loved words, and I've been an avid reader and writer my whole life. During my time studying for my degree in professional writing, I discovered that I also love to edit. I get such satisfaction from taking a sentence and making it the best it can be. Proofreading is a great way to use both my language skills and my natural perfectionism. I also enjoy helping people, so editing is the perfect mixture of all the things I love to do!
Background and experience
I have a degree in professional writing from the University of Hull. I've been writing ever since. I also worked in hospitality for some time before moving into finance. I now work as an office manager for an accounting firm, where I use my writing and editing skills often. I took Proofreading Academy's course in 2021 and I knew immediately that proofreading was meant for me! I moved from the UK to the USA in 2012, and I have a particular eye for the differences between the two dialects.
Why I love proofreading and editing
Proofreading blends my love of reading with my natural perfectionism. I enjoy being able to read all kinds of documents and then getting to work with the writers to make them the best they can be.
It's so hard to pick an all-time favorite! But I recently read The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan and absolutely adored it.
My work involves a lot of sitting down, so I get active in my free time. I’m a runner and recently took up triathlons. At the very least, my black lab makes sure I get out for a walk every day!
I like to read the document out loud to myself. It's so much easier to spot errors that way!
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