Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
“Clear, concise, and precise.”
BS Environmental Science,
Saint Louis University,
Favorite referencing style
CMOS is my favorite referencing style because it's where I started. This was before I was aware that there would be so many different options.
Why I became an editor
I am a scientist by trade and a word-nerd at heart. In an effort to pursue both of my passions, I found that proofreading and editing can be a place where science meets reading and writing. That's the beauty of writing—if done well, it can be anything.
Background and experience
I have been a scientist for ten years, working in both field and laboratory environments. Over the years, I developed an affinity for working with technical documents. I have experience writing and editing SOPs, training manuals, and technical reports.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love that writing can be anything. It can be a dense tome of information, and it can be a light, whimsical escape. And the people behind the writing are just as diverse. I love being the person quietly working in the background to help each piece of writing shine.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (my favorite book of the moment)
When I'm not proofreading and the weather permits, I can be found outside. Too much of my life is spent in a lab or at home, so I try to soak in the sunshine as much as possible.
The scientist in me demands a very methodical approach to proofreading, so the first thing I do is open up the document and my proofreading checklist side-by-side. It's important to me that I give each document the same attention, regardless of the content.
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