Dunedin, New Zealand
BSc in Zoology
University of Otago
PGDip in Hydrography
University of Plymouth
GradDip in Arts, Politics and International Relations
Favorite referencing style
APA because it was the first style I used.
Why I became an editor
Being an avid reader since early childhood and studying in a number of academic areas, I have found a knack for writing and proofreading that continues to develop through my day job. Becoming a professional proofreader and editor is a way for me to help others in their own writing endeavours while allowing me to base myself anywhere in the world.
Background and experience
I have extensive academic experience in a number of disciplines at the postgraduate level with long-term, continuing experience in formal report, correspondence and administrative writing and proofreading as a government employee.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I enjoy helping writers create work of the highest quality, and seeing errors in a finished piece drives my anxiety up. I especially enjoy reading works in areas of politics, development and international affairs centred around the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, and I have worked extensively with APA, Harvard and other referencing systems.
‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts.
I spend most of my time in, on or under the sea.
My process is to do an initial read-through, followed by a review against a checklist and a final pass to ensure flow and clarity.
institutions and businesses