“Words are like a river: let them flow!”
MA in Anthropology
Colorado State University
BA in Anthropology
University of Northern Colorado
Favorite referencing style
My favorite referencing style is APA. It's used across many disciplines and clearly conveys the source materials used in the document.
Why I became an editor
I studied and worked in the field of archaeology for many years, which required a deep knowledge of history and extensive writing skills. An opportunity to spend a year in Vancouver, Canada allowed me to expand my love of writing, and consequently, embrace the field of editing. I loved it and wanted to use my skills to help others excel in their writing.
Background and experience
I have substantial technical writing experience in the social sciences. I received an editing certificate from Proofreading Academy and an ACES certificate from the Poynter Institute. I have edited a variety of documents, including college admissions papers, essays, academic and journal articles, resumes, cover letters, ESL documents, and many more. I enjoy this work because I learn something new with each document I edit.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I love helping people to polish their writing, and I especially enjoy learning about what interests other people, while learning something new with every paper I edit. I learned a lot about writing, editing, and formatting while working on my master's thesis, and I understand how challenging it is to write one's thoughts in an organized way.
I'm a sci-fi and fantasy nerd. Give me anything by Ursula K. Le Guin, Terry Pratchett, or Andy Weir and I'm happy!
When I'm not proofreading, I enjoy spending time outdoors in the mountains or at the beach, gardening, and relaxing with my family and pets.
I am methodical and follow the same steps each time I open a document. I strive to preserve the author's style and voice while considering the intended audience.
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