I love proofreading. I use my English language skills -- excellent spelling, punctuation, and grammar -- to help maintain a document's consistency and clarity, and to make certain a reader doesn't have to decipher a sentence to figure it out. In over 18 years as a legal word processor, I proofed massive manuals, 100-page patent applications (perfection was a necessity), and seemingly endless medical summaries. If I have a question, I don't assume; I know when to look things up. Deadlines are important, and communication is crucial. Also, I know professional proofreaders' marks and use them whenever possible. I look forward to contributing to upcoming projects.