About the Editor
Ingrid Bevz is a skilled proofreader and editor. She has a passion for precise language and finely-crafted stories; she is a perfectionist when it comes to the proper use of grammar and punctuation as well as a flawless published work.
Graduating from the University of Vermont in 2005 with a degree in English education, Ingrid received English honors as well as honors in education and history. Her professors constantly noted her exceptional writing and proofreading skills in addition to her grasp of the nuances in literature.
For eight years, Ingrid taught English at a high-performing high school. She has extensive experience helping students refine their writing through critical feedback. As the school’s newspaper adviser, she famously called the printer to “stop the presses” when the issue students had finalized contained several typos. For the two years she advised the newspaper publication, it won silver medals from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for excellence in journalism.
As a freelance proofreader and editor, Ingrid has worked with a range of clients. She has done final proofreading for the first four books in a series on the American Revolution; extensive editing and proofreading for a spy/espionage thriller; layout and proofreading for a self-help memoir; and copyediting and proofreading of application packages and newsletters.
Ingrid is an avid reader and collector of books. She enjoys a wide range of topics and genres, from historical fiction, suspense and mystery to fantasy and sci-fi. A lover of literature and pop-fiction, she also has a keen eye for continuity, characterization, and clear, engaging story lines. Ingrid tirelessly pursues perfection in writing. She offers this service to you.
Why “Green Ink” Proofreading?
In 1997, Ingrid traveled to Taiwan to teach English. The six-month stay provided Ingrid with as much learning as she offered to her students. One cultural difference that she noted is that red ink conveys a message of unfriendliness. From that point on, Ingrid relegated red pens to the back of the drawer.
“Red ink reads as punishment,” she says. To avoid this perception, when she became a high school English teacher, Ingrid began to use green ink to offer feedback to her students. She wanted students to read comments and feel they could use them to make improvements, as opposed to seeing a big red letter on the first page of a long piece denouncing the entire effort. She became renowned for using green ink to correct quizzes and mark up essays and creative writing. In a way, “green ink proofreading” has become Ingrid’s signature.