My name is Mary Jane Patterson and I would like to be considered for any proofreading, or copy reading positions that you may have available. During my many years as a Human Resources professional, I have been required to review, write, and edit a wide variety of business documents, including resumes. Recently, I have assisted my husband, a technical writer and freelancer, in the editing of technical papers, user guides and even articles for online consumption. I possess an excellent command of the English language and I am used to working with style guides and templates to produce specifically constructed documents. I am a skilled computer user and I am comfortable using most commonly used word processing programs. I am interested in a wide variety of subjects, but I have a lifelong interest in photography, and I would enjoy editing photography related books or articles. I also have extensive experience working with animals, specifically dogs, and I am an experienced animal trainer. I attended Montclair State University in New Jersey, and George Mason University in Virginia.