Welcome to my proofreading website!
My name is Hazel and I’ve been interested in proofreading since my first visit out to the USA in 2005 when I picked up a menu and spent the first 15 minutes correcting all the spelling mistakes on it while everyone else placed their food and drink orders.
It was then that I realised that I had a knack and a keen eye for picking up grammatical errors and my love for proofreading and editing grew from there.
I started proofreading as part of my job responsibilities in 2010 when I worked for an oil and gas company and was tasked with proofreading and editing the monthly reports that went out to clients, and from there my proofreading responsibilities have grown within my corporate work-life.
But as time went on I began to look for proofreading outside of the work place.
I proofread a friend’s thesis (for which she obtained a distinction!), and I also began proofreading my stepfather’s novels that he was writing (all of which have now been published.)
I signed up on a freelance website and from there began growing a small client base and eventually reached the point where I knew that this is what I want to do with my life… and so whichword was born!