I have been a deli hand, a legal clerk, a credit union clerk, an accountant, a tax preparation worker and then, in my mid-forties, I finally saw the light and, after studying for my Diploma in Editing and Proofreading, jumped from accounting to editing, from numbers to words, and have never been happier. I now not only edit and proofread, but I also help other Australians to self publish their books. And, from time to time, I even get to publish my own. Bonus!
I belong to the first cohort of Australian editors to pass the IPEd Accreditation Exam (2008), and over the past few years have focused on developing MoshPit Publishing, narratorINTERNATIONAL, IndieMosh and One Thousand Words Plus to provide publishing and marketing opportunities for Australian and international established and emerging writers.
Technology, painting, family, family history, travel and walking along the beach (I live in the mountains, so the beach is special!) are what I live for. But I work because I enjoy seeing books come to life - either in print or as ebooks. If it means someone is reading, then it's a good day.
I occasionally update my opinionated blog, which can be found at http://www.jmoshereditor.com/