Naomi D

Upper Mount Gravatt, Australia

“To write is human, to edit is divine. – Stephen King”

Naomi D

Specialist subjects:

Business & Management Communication & Media Studies Consumer Behavior Creative Writing English Fiction Marketing


BA in Business (Marketing)

Swinburne University of Technology


Favorite referencing style

Harvard referencing is my favorite style. During my studies, it was the expected referencing style, and I quickly became very familiar with it.

Why I became an editor

I have always been a reader. I have spent many years devouring books and loving the journeys they provided. After completing university, I knew I wanted to work with words. I wanted to find a role where I could combine my keen attention to detail with my love of reading, writing, and helping others, and proofreading felt like the natural next step. I have since completed a proofreading course with Knowadays, and I regularly volunteer my proofreading skills with Distributed Proofreaders.

Background and experience

At Distributed Proofreaders, I assist with converting texts and distributing them into the public domain through Project Gutenberg. Since 2019, I have written reviews of fiction books through Netgalley for authors, publishing houses, and public relations agencies specializing in book promotions. I have more than 10 years’ experience working in customer service roles, including retail management and administration. I have a business degree with a major in marketing and a diploma in business.

Why I love proofreading and editing

I love providing fresh eyes for other writers. It means I can help ensure their work is written clearly and concisely while still maintaining their voice and intended meaning.

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Favorite book:

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker is my favorite book.


When I'm not proofreading, I can be found reading, baking, hiking, or planning my next adventure.

Editing tips:

I like to skim read the document to gain an idea of the author’s voice and tone. After proofreading, I run through a checklist of common mistakes to ensure I haven’t overlooked anything.

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