So you want my arts job: Proofreader

Proofreading is a last chance, 'spit and polish' appraisal of a writer's work for pesky mistakes. Being finicky and pedantic certainly helps.

AJ Collins is managing editor of AJC Publishing, established in 2014. She is an Accredited Editor with the IPEd (Institute of Professional Editors), holds an Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT and is a published author. Collins specialises in assessments, developmental editing, copy/line editing and proofreading.

ArtsHub asks her about her fine-tuning, word-wrangling experience.

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Thuy On is the Reviews and Literary Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her debut, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was released by University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP). Her second collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Her third book, Essence, will be published in 2025. Twitter: @thuy_on Instagram: poemsbythuy