Cumbria, United Kingdom
“I'm the girl from school who secretly enjoyed spelling tests.”
Favorite referencing style
APA is my favourite, as I am most familiar with this style.
Why I became an editor
Proofreading is something I have always done without realising I was doing it. At school, I really enjoyed writing, spelling, and punctuation. As an adult, I notice grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors everywhere! I took the Becoming A Proofreader course through Knowadays and learnt so much. There's always something new to learn in the world of proofreading.
Background and experience
My job as a trainer and assessor involves writing lesson plans and risk assessments, which require a high level of detail and accuracy. I previously worked in a bank, which required precision (and plenty of patience).
Why I love proofreading and editing
I enjoy looking for errors in written documents and improving the flow and clarity. I'm looking forward to helping others by using my skills to improve their writing.
Chocolat by Joanne Harris. Chocolate and witchcraft in a sleepy French village. Do not read if on a diet.
I love sewing, crafting, upcycling old furniture, working out, and spending time with my two little girls, two guinea pigs, and three chickens.
After proofreading a document and fixing any errors, I like to have a break and do something else, then come back with fresh eyes. This allows me to find any mistakes I may have missed the first time.
institutions and businesses