Medford, Oregon, USA
“Improving accuracy and precision while ruthlessly eliminating errors is my idea of a good time.”
Favorite referencing style
I am most familiar with MLA but can also proofread APA and am confident I can learn any style a client requires.
Why I became an editor
As a high school senior, I decided to see how perfect I could make a particular English paper. I kept telling my teacher that it wasn’t quite ready, as I rewrote over and over. Finally I turned it in, a month late. When he gave it back, he had written, “If every late paper was like this, I would demand that every paper be late”!
Since then, I have learned that I enjoy not only making my own writing excellent, but helping others improve theirs. This began with home schooling two children through high school, moving on to teaching writing for eight years, and most recently working as a reader aid helping honors students improve their essays. Now, I have made the leap into professional proofreading, and I am excited to keep helping others to produce error-free, clear writing that communicates just what they intend. And in case you wondered, I do meet my deadlines!
Background and experience
I've held the following roles:
Classical Conversations Liberal Arts
Teacher, Freshman Honors English
Cascade Christian High School
Reader Aid: Helping English Teachers grade/comment on Honors English draft essays in preparation for Advanced Placement Exam
Medford 549C School District
Why I love proofreading and editing
I read widely and am blessed/cursed with noticing spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes, and they annoy me! As a teacher, I have loved helping young people learn to write, and for years I have been the go-to person in my circle to edit everything from guest opinions to obituaries to college essays. Proofreading and editing is one of my favorite things to do: helping others to communicate what they want to say clearly, concisely, and without error.