Lost Creek, United States
“Great writing keeps the pages turning.”
Favorite referencing style
The APA referencing style is my favorite because it's the one I was trained on in my studies.
Why I became an editor
My prior career paths have primarily been in sales and customer service. In choosing a new career path, I wanted to do something I loved. I love helping others, I love learning new things, and I love reading. After meditating on potential avenues for my career, I decided proofreading and editing would allow me to do what I love most.
Background and experience
I worked as a laborer in a glass factory, in retail as a clerk, and as a key manager in a pharmacy. I worked for 16 years as a sales consultant and customer service representative for a major cellular company in the US. I was later employed by a major merchandising company to work at Walmart locations to place products and perform audits. I also owned and operated a cleaning and errand service for approximately four years. I loved being my own boss.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love reading others' work. I’m amazed by people's knowledge and creativity in their writings. While I enjoy reading others' writings, I also enjoy helping the author make their paper flawless. After proofreading a document, I feel a sense of accomplishment that I helped the author somehow. I also love expanding my mind in greater knowledge through courses and manuals that equip me with the tools to be a proficient editor and proofreader.
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I love spending time with my children and grandchildren. My husband and I enjoy camping in the mountains, at lakes, and on beaches. We enjoy hiking and spending time in nature.
For me, it’s important to slow down and read the instructions or the style sheet thoroughly. This keeps me from making mistakes, which keeps my frustration down.
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