“Helping you to express yourself clearly and effectively.”
National College of Art and Design, Dublin
BA (Hons) Fine Art
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee
Favorite referencing style
I am most familiar with Harvard and Oxford University styles, but I also like working with APA.
Why I became an editor
Following my undergraduate fine art degree, I started proofing for an arts magazine and then for other cultural institutions and academics. This continued while I gained my master’s degree and was the perfect way to combine my love for reading and the arts. It is always interesting learning about new subjects through the work. I enjoy the process of helping writers communicate their ideas clearly and concisely.
Background and experience
My proofreading and copy-editing employment over the last 15 years includes the following UK-based clients: MAP Magazine, Talbot Rice Gallery, Collective Gallery, Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Department, Deveron Arts, PhD candidates, individual writers, and students.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I enjoy many aspects of the proofreading process. I find it rewarding to help a client express themselves clearly through the thoughtful use of language. It is a process that requires great attention to detail and creative thinking, and I like the challenge involved in fine-tuning a text. It is also interesting to learn about new subjects and to gain knowledge in unfamiliar fields.
The graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware. What I most appreciate about this book is the simplicity of its language and its images, which combine to create a rich and deep story.
If I’m not proofreading, I’m either painting, gardening, walking, or planning my next travelling adventure.
I always have a notebook on hand to write down any issues that are specific to the author’s way of writing that I need to be aware of. Despite the technology of the laptop I find pen and paper the most useful way to record my thoughts. Also, not a document goes by without frequent uses of Ctrl-F, my favourite function.
institutions and businesses