England, United Kingdom
“All writing has an aim; proofreading ensures it is on target.”
BA in Sociology
MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies
Universitat Jaume I
Favorite referencing style
I would have to say APA is my favourite referencing style simply because I have worked with it the most. However, I am happy to work in any style, as most have very clear guidelines.
Why I became an editor
My decision to become an editor has been shaped by my love for languages and the experiences it has afforded me. After studying sociology in New York, I returned to Poland and rediscovered the language and culture I left behind as a child. Whilst there, I taught English and then travelled to Mexico and Spain to pursue that career path and perfect my Spanish. Thanks to teaching at institutions such as the British Council, I gained invaluable experience in shaping the written work of my students.
Background and experience
For over a decade, I taught English as a foreign language in Poland, Mexico and Spain.
During my studies in Spain, I wrote numerous essays (in English and Spanish), followed by a thesis that, inevitably, required scrutiny and attention to detail.
Whilst in Spain, I worked for a think tank – the Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action – writing analyses of international conflicts and peacebuilding efforts. I also co-authored a book about Africa’s Sahel region, which offered me an in-depth view of the book writing process.
Why I love proofreading and editing
The process of proofreading ensures that the writer’s message is clear, the grammar is accurate and the writing is well-structured. The writer gains a finished product that is of the highest quality, and I have the advantage of learning something new whilst doing what I love: reading. It’s a win-win situation.
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