“Making every word count”
MA Speech-Language Pathology
Kent State University
Favorite referencing style
Having worked in the sciences, APA is my favorite style. But I am not partial.
Why I became an editor
Throughout my career as a speech-language pathologist and educational consultant, I have written, edited, and proofread countless reports and presentations. My colleagues agree that I have an almost irritating penchant for spotting errors in written work.
Proofreading/copy editing is the perfect next step for me. I look forward to helping writers in the final stages of publication.
Background and experience
As a speech-language pathologist and educational consultant, I have extensive experience writing and editing educational material, including reports, grant proposals, technical manuals, presentations, letters, and news articles. Colleagues rely on me to proofread and edit their work.
Recent projects include:
● Newsletter-style publications aimed at educators: follow-up to training in augmentative and alternative communication
● Individual education plans and evaluation team reports: descriptive, concise summaries of educational skills and needs for students with disabilities
● Instructional guides for educators and speech-language pathologists: how to use various multimedia tools to increase engagement via remote learning and telepractice
My educational background includes a master's degree in speech pathology, additional coursework in assistive technology and educational supervision, and numerous continuing education experiences annually. I am highly trained and experienced in the core language skills required of a great proofreader: spelling, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, style, and voice.
Why I love proofreading and editing
My career has been about helping others improve their use of language, including written language. What I love about proofreading is that I get to help writers by adding clarity and concision to their written works.