Ruth K

Lincoln, UK

“Writing is sometimes just getting ink on paper so that you can proofread it later.”

Ruth K

Specialist subjects:


BA History

University of Lincoln


Favorite referencing style

At university, I used the MHRA referencing style and so naturally it has become my favourite as I have always had an inclination for footnote referencing.

Why I became an editor

Writing has always been a central part of my life, both creatively and academically. At university, I studied history – a subject which required a lot of reading and writing – and I found that I wanted to improve my writing further. Proofreading was recommended to me as a possible way forward as I was also fulfilling the role of proofreader for a business at the time. It helped me not just with the final drafts of my essays, but also my own understanding and approach to the writing process. As a job, it has now opened up the possibility for me to help others improve their own writing in the same way that it helped me.

Background and experience

Before I found Proofreading Academy, I worked as a proofreader and event assistant for a business – YLK Mentors – where I assisted in the writing and proofreading of social media posts, event and course content, and website material.

Why I love proofreading and editing

I have always considered writing as an art; words and language and punctuation come together to craft a piece that even in its simplest form can convey a multitude of messages. Proofreading and editing play a large part in this creation, and this is why I love it so much. Arts and humanities especially draw my interest when it comes to proofreading due their more creative and interpretive elements, but I also enjoy the more technical side of psychology subjects.

Ruth K

Instant Quote


You can also upload a document to get an instant quote

Icon of cloud upload

Drag & drop your file

or browse your computer

Browse from your device

Icon of cloud upload

Drop your file here!

Icon of loading status

Your file is being

Favorite book:

Green Rider by Kristen Britain


I am usually writing my own poetry and other creative projects when I am not proofreading, but I also love cooking up new recipes and doodling pencil sketches.

Editing tips:

It is always best to look at a document with fresh eyes during the proofreading process. I like to take a short break so I can focus my eyes on something else before coming back. It really helps to pick out anything that I could have missed before.

More editors

  • Julie S

    Julie S

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience

    View Profile
  • Allison C

    Allison C

    Milwaukee, United States

    Anthropology, Art & Design, Communication & Media Studies, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama & Theater, Event Management, Fiction, Film Studies, Fine Arts, TESOL

    View Profile
  • Abigail C

    Abigail C

    Abertillery, United Kingdom


    View Profile
  • Jessica W

    Jessica W

    United Kingdom

    Art & Design, Creative Writing, Education, English, Fashion, Geography, Health & Social Care, Nutrition, TESOL, Youth Work

    View Profile
  • Laura R

    Laura R

    Pennsylvania, United States

    Creative Writing, Fiction, Graphic Design, Music, Women's & Gender Studies

    View Profile
  • Sarah G

    Sarah G

    Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

    Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English, History, Insurance, Language & Literature, Medicine, Psychology

    View Profile
  • Crystal W

    Crystal W

    Ontario, Canada

    Counselling, Cultural Studies, Health & Social Care, Human Resources, Human Rights, Mental Health, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

    View Profile
  • Matthew D

    Cape Coral, United States

    American Studies, Communication & Media Studies, English, History, Librarianship & Information Management, Technology

    View Profile
Trusted by thousands of leading
institutions and businesses

Make sure your writing
is the best it can be with our
expert English proofreading
and editing

Fast and affordable proofreading for academics, professionals, and authors. Available 24/7. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed.