London, United Kingdom
“Sometimes, simple is better.”
MSc, Taxonomy, Biodiversity & Evolution
Imperial College London
University of Sussex
Favorite referencing style
I can adapt to any referencing style!
Why I became an editor
As I was completing my biology degree, I realized how much I enjoyed turning my research into writing. I became the go-to person to proofread and format dissertations for my friends and found enjoyment in the process. For this reason, I began work as a copy editor for a scientific journal following graduation. Since then, I’ve gained over six years of experience with copy editing and proofreading a range of material, helping people to improve their work and communicate their passion.
Background and experience
I began my editorial career as a copy editor for a scientific journal. Many submissions were from authors with English as a second language, and I particularly enjoyed working on these pieces and helping them to communicate through their work more clearly. I then progressed to an editorial manager for a Royal College in London, working on healthcare guidelines disseminated by the NHS. I have since worked in medical communications, where I gained further experience working with other formats, including presentations and posters. I recently completed an MSc in my specialisms of Biodiversity, Evolution, and Climate Sciences. I gained a distinction for my thesis, and I believe this is partly due to my experience with writing and communicating.
Why I love proofreading and editing
I’m very passionate about taking a piece of work and ensuring that it reads smoothly and accurately. I like to help people communicate in a punchy way that details the important points clearly. I have lots of experience with the nitty gritty aspects of this work, such as referencing and formatting, and find pleasure in making documents look professional and engaging. I especially enjoy proofreading scientific material, particularly on the topics of natural and climate sciences.