Newark, Nottinghamshire, UK
“Proofreading improves clarity, allowing readers to focus on the meaning.”
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
MSc Computer Science
University of Kent at Canterbury
Favorite referencing style
IEEE referencing because it seems the simplest.
Why I became an editor
After 25 years working in IT, I wanted to try something different. My previous role involved following rules and paying attention to detail (software doesn’t work if you get the code wrong). I have always enjoyed reading, and proofreading is a way to apply my skills to written work.
I also liked supporting colleagues so that they could get on with their jobs. I see proofreading as a way to help people share their knowledge, ideas, and creativity.
Background and experience
My experience in proofreading and editing started with training at the Proofreading Academy and a role at Proofed. My previous writing experience has been with business reports and technical instructions.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I like spotting mistakes and correcting them to improve the flow of a piece of writing. It's an added bonus if I learn something interesting at the same time.