Temecula, United States
“There is nothing better than a really good read.”
Graphic Design and Commercial Art
Texas Academy of Art
Favorite referencing style
I like APA. It's very logical to me.
Why I became an editor
I was a graphic designer in my first career. My goal was to tell a story in as perfect and eye-catching a manner as I could. From retail advertisements about software and computers to books on Hawaiian culture, I wanted the best version of that story told. My next career path led me to reviewing copy and artwork before it went to print. I enjoyed helping someone else tell their best version of a story. Becoming a proofreader is the ideal way for me to continue doing just that.
Background and experience
I worked as an illustrator/designer of educational materials at The Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii, as a senior graphic designer at Associated Students UCLA in Los Angeles, and as an art director and project manager at Jane Fonda Health & Fitness in Santa Monica. In each of these positions, I developed and participated in the proofreading and review process. In Portland, I became a print production manager. There, I had the opportunity to work with many notable companies.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love helping people tell the best story they can, no matter the subject. I can do that best by using my skills as a proofreader.
My favorite book is A Journey to Matecumbe by Robert Lewis Taylor.
I love everything about horses, and I particularly like to groom them. There are a lot of horses in my area, so I schedule "spa days" with their owners.
If there are references, I print out the reference list or bibliography and go through the document looking for the citations to make sure there are no inconsistencies.
institutions and businesses