Barry, United Kingdom
“I'm Sean from South Wales in the UK. My past careers include working as a taxi driver and, prior to that, a tax inspector. Please try not to hold that against me.”
Favorite referencing style
APA – as it is the one I am most familiar with.
Why I became an editor
As I grow older, I have become more aware of the benefits of working from home. My current job as a taxi driver involves long and antisocial hours. Like many others, I am searching for the perfect work-life balance as I near retirement age.
Background and experience
I spent 18 years as an income tax inspector and accounts investigator. This involved great attention to detail, which – along with a love of reading – makes proofreading an ideal occupation for me.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I enjoy the challenge of trying to make a piece of writing clear and concise. In the past, I have done a lot of work with deaf professional people. As their first language is British Sign Language, the syntax is totally different to conventional grammar.
Any book written by Mark Billingham is a definite favourite. He is a great author with well written books and brilliant storylines.
My hobbies are walking, watching TV and reading.
Working from home needs discipline. Try to separate your home and work spaces, and have a separate office room or area if space allows.
institutions and businesses