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Seven Differences

As an academic proofreader, I hold to a philosophy and ethos that may differentiate me from some of the rest. Here, I discuss seven things that comprise the Word Engineer Difference:

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A Proofreader Never Rests

I have always been a proofreader. I can’t seem to not read something without having the typos jump out at me. If they’re there, I’ll generally find them. But that usually happens when reading print, not when I’m watching a TV show.

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Save Lives

I am here to save the world from bad writing, to save writers from the ignominy of having their writing become the subject of cautionary tales, and to help companies save face. And, wherever possible, to save lives.

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Copy-editing?

I like reading. I like reading well-written writing. I like reading interesting and well-written writing. I enjoy helping people create interesting and well-written writing.  Perhaps copy-editing and proofreading could become part of the new career that I hadn’t previously known that I was looking for?

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