Mary D

Callington, United Kingdom

““Dew knot trussed you're come pewter too core wrecked yore miss steaks.””

Mary D

Specialist subjects:

Creative Writing Dance Drama & Theater Education English Fiction Geography Language & Literature

Education:

MA in English Literature

Cardiff University

1998–1999



BA in English Literature

Cardiff University

1995–1998

Favorite referencing style

APA referencing is great. I love how it has its own quirky set of rules!

Why I became an editor

Having worked as an English teacher for over 20 years, I have been proofreading and editing for most of my life! I love the satisfaction I get from helping someone to make the most of their hard work: your ideas, not your mistakes, should be what make an impression.

Background and experience

As a teacher for over 20 years, I have worked with thousands of young people. My role encompassed working with both fiction and non-fiction writing, such as creative writing and university applications. I have also worked as an examiner, so I am used to working against deadlines. As a freelance proofreader, I have worked on several academic undergraduate theses, as well as the program for an internationally known sporting event and several websites.

Why I love proofreading and editing

I love the sense of privilege that comes with proofreading. Being entrusted with someone's precious job application, website material, or thesis carries a real responsibility, but it is so satisfying to help somebody achieve their very best outcome.

Mary D

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Favorite book:

I love crime fiction. Elly Griffiths is my current go-to author. She writes engaging plots with an evocative sense of place and super characters.

Hobbies:

When I'm not proofreading, you will probably find me out walking my two dogs or tucked up on the sofa with a good book (or crossword) and a mug of tea!

Editing tips:

Using the search function is invaluable as a timesaver, and an extra pair of eyes can help spot regular errors.

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