Plano, United States
“No job is too big and no detail too small.”
Certificate in Library Information Science
Central Washington University
Favorite referencing style
APA is what I'm most familiar with, but I have a real soft spot for the elegant simplicity of an MLA reference list.
Why I became an editor
Proofreading is a field that complements both my greatest strengths (sensitivity, self-discipline, and attention to detail) and my greatest weaknesses (chief among them being relentless pedantry). When I was looking for a position that would allow me the flexibility I needed to succeed in school, proofreading was an obvious decision and one I haven't regretted.
Background and experience
I am studying sociology and English and I completed an undergraduate certificate in the multidisciplinary field of library and information science. As such, I have a keen understanding of the conventions of modern academic writing, including citation styles. Even before I began proofreading, I had a reputation as the go-to proofreader for my family and friends. In an amateur capacity, I have edited everything from school essays to professional resumes to holiday cards.
Why I love proofreading and editing
There are many things I love about proofreading, but by far my favorite is how much I learn on the job. Whether I’m reading a paper on a subject I know nothing about or discovering an obscure quirk of the English language, I’m always gaining new knowledge. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with my clients’ work.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson is my favorite book.
On the rare occasions that I'm not proofreading or studying, I'm usually reading, baking, or volunteering at a local library.
I highly recommend taking a short break in between rounds of editing. When it comes to catching small errors, a fresh pair of eyes can be a surprisingly powerful tool.
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