Brighton, United Kingdom
“It's just a phrase I'm going through.”
BA 2:1 in Geography and Politics
University of London
Favorite referencing style
APA is my favorite.
Why I became an editor
I've always been fascinated by words and language. I love reading and writing, and although my academic specialism was in politics and geography, I have a deep curiosity about a wide variety of subjects. I am also qualified to teach English as a foreign language. For most of my life, I have made my living as a musician. Times are changing though, and proofreading and editing seemed like the ideal profession.
Background and experience
For most of my life, I have made a living as a professional musician.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I have good attention to detail, and I get a great deal of satisfaction from tidying up a piece of writing; correcting errors and improving concision, consistency, and readability. I am also fascinated by most academic subjects, and I really enjoy learning more about the world through reading other people's work.
My favorites include Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres, The Crow Road by Iain Banks, and so many more!
I used to go backpacking regularly in various parts of the world, but now my three-year-old daughter takes up a lot of my time! I love to read and keep up with politics. Music is also a big passion.
I find that doing several sweeps of a text is helpful, coming from a different perspective each time (e.g., general sense, punctuation and spelling, grammar, dates, referencing).
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