I am strongly self-motivated and feel my work in both public and private sectors has made me well qualified to be an editor/ proofreader in your company. I am experienced in proofreading and have studied a distance learning course in the subject with the Publishing Training Centre. I have produced brochures and both direct mail and advertising copy. I possess a keen eye for detail and have a solid foundation in punctuation, spelling and grammar. Additionally, I have a degree in law, a subject which depends on clarity and accuracy. I recognise how important layout and tonality is in advertising copy if maximum impact on the consumer is to be obtained.
I enjoy working as a member of a team, understand the importance of team dynamics and shared experience in the workplace. However, I am equally able to work to my own initiative. When working for Vetstream I did much of my work from home using both computer input and hard copy. As a result of this I have developed excellent time management skills and enjoy working to strict deadlines.
I am computer literate and competent in the use of Microsoft programmes including Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher and Visio. I also have a working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. I enjoy doing both qualitative and quantitative research and am confident of my proficiency in SPSS and NVivo software programmes.
Furthermore, I am a confident public speaker having lectured to students at Carmarthen College, given historical tours to large and diverse groups of people and spoken to a number of high profile delegates for the Civic Trust at Worcester Cathedral.
I enjoy meeting new challenges, socialise well with disparate groups of people, take pleasure in discovering new research opportunities and am keen to be involved as a freelance proofreader with your company.
To conclude I have substantial experience in editing and proofreading. I possess a keen interest in law, have a scientific background, and am proficient in the use of written English. Additionally I demonstrate a high level of research skills and am computer literate.