Member since September, 2016
Passion Professionalism Dedication Efficiency Accuracy
These are the qualities that drive me. I love problem-solving and challenges. And working with the English language is a definite passion for me. As a Canadian-born, native-speaking English language teacher for over 16 years, I have developed extensive experience in the field of English language communication. However, I am now interested in moving from the teaching profession to working as a full-time proofreader. Proofreading is exciting, challenging and very rewarding to me. I take great pride in helping others achieve their goals. And I know that I am fully able to motivate myself to complete all proofreading work accurately and on time to meet deadlines. As a person I am confident, creative, meticulous, patient, organized and hard-working with excellent time management skills. I also have a great love for books, reading and doing research in my spare time. I also have a number of other hobbies and interests. I have traveled to and have lived in a number of countries around the world which has given me much cultural and global awareness. Currently I live with my Swedish husband in Sweden near Uppsala.
Although I have never had an official job title of proofreader, I have as a professional English language trainer, years of experience and know-how in the field of proofreading. This proofreading/editing experience is in the capacity of correcting/editing hundreds of student written assignments ( essays, letters, reports, brochures,, articles ) as they were preparing for their Cambridge English Examinations. I also taught my students how to edit and revise their own written work. I am very familiar with editing styles such as Chicago, APA, MLA. Additionally, I have taught many students in Business English who were senior managers, medical professionals, lawyers, scientists, academics, foreign diplomats, and banking professionals. It was a regular part of my job to teach Business Writing Skills and to proofread and revise their official business letters, documents, CV's, cover letters, legal reports, reports, dissertations and manuals. Therefore I possess strong spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, grammar and vocabulary knowledge. It has been my job to know and teach this. I am a creative problem solver with excellent attention to detail which allows me to catch most, if not all errors. I am dedicated to doing my best!