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BA Languages (University of the Witwatersrand [Wits])
Higher Diploma of Librarianship (Wits)
Accredited Text Editor, English (PEG)
Accredited Professional Editor (South African Translators' Institute)
I love to learn new things, to work in a team, and to leave things better than I found them - so I love my editing work because it gives me all these.
I have been married to Graham since 1997. We have no children of our own but are blessed to have four daughters who asked Graham to be their father. Between them, they have two sons and two daughters whom we count as our grandchildren.
My desktop publishing training enables me to format documents before I edit them because I believe that a document's appearance is as important as its contents. A good first impression gets the document read. Good formatting gets it read with pleasure.
I started out editing agricultural reports; my next major work was on financial policies and procedures; then I edited theses and dissertations for three years; and I edited audit reports for 11 years.
My freelancing since March 2019 has brought me fascinating variety: autobiographies, self-improvement books, children's books, community manuals, indexing - and lots of academic work on all sorts of subjects.