Ballymoney, United Kingdom
“Read and write; write and read.”
Queen's University, Belfast
Favorite referencing style
I love MHRA referencing. After using it for a PhD thesis, I feel like I could almost follow it in my sleep!
Why I became an editor
I studied music history at university, which resulted in reading a lot more about history and culture than doing anything musical. But, seeing as I’ve always loved reading and writing essays, that suited me perfectly!
My journey into proofreading began when a friend and I agreed to help each other by reading through one another’s essays before we submitted them. Reading through her paper, I realized I enjoyed helping other people improve their work even more than I enjoyed writing. I got more experience helping friends and family with their academic work and then decided that proofreading would be a perfect job for me.
Background and experience
After completing my PhD, I joined a touring choir as their musical supervisor and spent two years touring throughout the United States. Since then, I've been in Northern Ireland, working as a private music teacher and church music director.
Why I love proofreading and editing
Proofreading gives me the opportunity to take my love for reading and learning and use it to help other people with their work. I enjoy the challenge of finding little errors that detract from an otherwise excellent piece of work and love the satisfaction that comes from helping someone polish their writing.
Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker
When I'm not proofreading, I'm usually at my piano, walking along the coast, or sitting in my reading chair enjoying a good book.
It's never a good idea to start before the coffee has had a chance to kick in.
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