St. Thomas, United States
“Crystal clear communication is the antidote for confusion.”
The State University of New York at Albany
English and Communications Major (GPA 3.1)
Favorite referencing style
APA referencing. It is the one that I'm most familiar with
Why I became an editor
After my retirement in 2020, I had decided that an online freelance career would be my new direction. English was always my favorite subject—I loved to read. With my knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure, proofreading and editing documents seemed like a natural fit.
Background and experience
As a former business owner and independent contractor, I have learned the value of hard work, self-discipline, time management, and consistent performance. Whether it was driving my own limousine or doing advertising and marketing for jewelry stores and other businesses, clear and consistent communication was essential for success. The same holds true for the written word across any occupation or field of study.
Why I love proofreading and editing
The ability to sharpen a piece of writing, to clarify and add impact to the ideas within, to correct any errors—without in any way, shape or form altering the content—is, to me, the mission statement. It's all about helping the writers achieve their goals.
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham.
I love to read (all subjects). I love baseball, action-adventure movies, and staying fit.
Be diligent and relentless in correcting errors. Edit where necessary, but do not alter the content. Preserve the author's voice at all times.
institutions and businesses