Becky R

Biggin Hill, UK

“Worried about homophones? There, their, they're.”

Becky R

Specialist subjects:

Education:

Favorite referencing style

IEEE referencing is my favourite style as it looks neater within the text.

Why I became an editor

I worked in human resources within the investment management arena for over 18 years. I decided that I needed a change and started investigating roles that played to my strengths and in which I could work from home. Proofreading fits this requirement perfectly.

I studied English and English literature in college and always had an aptitude for and interest in reading and writing. I had also been editing and proofreading documents for years in my work, so it was a natural choice, a satisfying role enabling me to help others turn a final draft into a polished document.

Background and experience

As an HR supervisor, I controlled the full employee life cycle, typically at a senior level, including onboarding, employee data management, and offboarding. I was also involved in monthly payroll changes, time and absence management, HR and compensation administration and service delivery, maternity process, HR systems support, development of HR systems, and UAT. Plus, I became familiar with a range of business documents as I continually updated and improved processes and procedures, HR policies, and the employee handbook.

Why I love proofreading and editing

Proofreading requires a level of ingenuity and problem-solving. When modifying or replacing a poorly written sentence, ingenuity is required. In understanding what is meant and deduce how text can be changed or added to in order to provide clarity requires problem-solving. Individuals expend a great deal of time and energy on their work; it is satisfying to know that these skills will assist them to transition a final draft into a polished document.

Becky R

Instant Quote

Price
$25.00

You can also upload a document to get an instant quote

Icon of cloud upload

Drag & drop your file

or browse your computer

Browse from your device

Icon of cloud upload

Drop your file here!

Icon of loading status

Your file is being
uploaded!

Favorite book:

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Hobbies:

I have recently become interested in pyrography (wood burning) and whittling, however, having recently bought a puppy who’s demanding quite a lot of attention, I haven’t found too much time to spend on this but hopefully, it won’t be too long before I get some time to practice.

Editing tips:

I read documents aloud; often the ear can pick up errors that the eye may have missed.

More editors

  • Kurt T

    Kurt T

    Newcastle, Australia

    View Profile
  • Mary G

    Mary G

    Mackay, Australia

    View Profile
  • Allison N

    Allison N

    Madrid, Spain

    English, Language & Literature, Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology

    View Profile
  • Stephen S

    Stephen S

    Ballymoney, UK

    Anthropology, Education, Health & Social Care, History, Middle Eastern & African Studies, Music, Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies, Youth Work

    View Profile
  • Penny B

    Penny B

    Quezon City, Philippines

    View Profile
  • Mindy J

    Mindy J

    Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA

    American Studies, Art History, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Education, English, Fiction, History, Language & Literature, Museum Studies

    View Profile
  • Margaret N

    Margaret N

    Tucson, Arizona, USA

    TESOL

    View Profile
  • Suria K

    Suria K

    London, UK

    View Profile
Trusted by thousands of leading institutions and businesses

Make sure your writing
is the best it can be with our
expert English proofreading
and editing

Fast and affordable proofreading for academics, professionals, and authors. Available 24/7. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed.