Evan Baerny profile photoSome people are just better at proofreading than others, just like some are better at math. For me, I’m an effective proofreader because I’m analytical, detail-oriented and a stickler for rules—and I know words.

I chose to become a freelance proofreader because it combines my fondness for reading with my rational side that wants things to be right. I enjoy the English language and all its nuances and eccentricities, but I also like to know what the rules are and how to apply them.

When I’m not proofreading for clients, I’m competing in game jams, struggling to cook in my tiny kitchen, or wondering if it’s time to get another cat.

Will my proofreading skills improve your content? Let’s find out.