My name is Roberta, and Compelling Edits is my one-woman editing project.
My qualifications include:
- Bachelor of Arts (English Hons.) from the University of Malta
- Master in TESOL from the University of Malta
- CIEP Proofreading courses
After working as an EFL teacher for 8 years and preparing learners for everything from work life to university exams, I then spent some time training teachers how to apply IT techniques and modern methodologies in their classroom, as well as how to speak more fluent English. Lately, I’ve moved away from that and towards pharmaceutical admin.
In the evenings, I write content for a variety of business websites, proofread dissertations and symposium journals, and edit horror and urban fantasy books. The variety keeps me detail-oriented and attentive to my projects.
In my free time, I enjoy learning new languages, among which Spanish, German and Japanese, and petting cats.
My main interest has always been reading, and I enjoy immersing myself in urban fantasy (Jim Butcher, Ben Aaronovitch), fantasy (Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman), science fiction (Isaac Asimov, Clifford Simak), horror (Stephen King) and the occasional romance, making for varied and always-exciting reading.