Proofed. Fixed. Done.
Proofixed is the Key to Your Success!
Put my 30+ years of experience and knowledge to work for you to craft the best possible final product.
Whether it is legal transcripts or specific genres of written materials, EVERYONE needs an extra pair of eyes to make sure all work is 100% error free. I promise it will be worth it, and you can rest easy knowing the work will be done reliably, professionally, and completed on time.
People who know me will tell you how annoying I am, and not just because I love puns.
I’m that person who tells the server what is spelled wrong on the restaurant menu board. The person who suggests the optometrist get his eyes checked because there is no such word as WOMENS, which is printed on his bathroom door. The person who takes sticky notes and marks every single error in a new instructor workbook and mails it back to the publisher. Annoying, right? But when it comes to proofreading and editing YOUR materials, you WANT me to be that person.
I have a 20-year background in broadcasting, marketing, and public relations, followed by over 15 years as a college communications instructor. In all of these areas I have used my skills, my meticulous attention to detail, my strong work ethic, and my creativity to produce error-free products.
In addition, I have successfully completed the online training courses Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ and General Proofreading: Theory and Practice™, both of which required intense module studies, training, and exhaustive testing for complete accuracy. The courses also provided over 3,000 pages of practice transcripts and sample work, resulting in hours and hours of experience at professional proofreading. All of this knowledge, experience, and training combined means I will make sure your work is correct, done the way you want it, and I’ll deliver it on time.
However, I can’t promise I won’t annoy you with a pun now and then!
When I’m not voraciously reading and correcting everyone’s mistakes, I enjoy traveling, watching and playing sports, cheering on Auburn University (War Eagle!), volunteering regularly at a therapeutic riding facility for kids with special needs, and high fiving all my fellow left-handers.
Transcript Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ certificate of successful completion, August 2020
General Proofreading: Theory and Practice™ certificate of successful completion, September 2020
College Instructor in Communications and Public Speaking, 2003-2020
Instructor of the Year, Chattahoochee Technical College, 2016
MA in Communications, University of West Florida
BA in International Trade, Auburn University
National Court Reporters Association Member
National Communication Association Member
My website was in desperate need of a major redesign and update. In order to make sure I presented my services intelligently and clearly, I engaged Shari Szalwinski to proofread and revise my new content. I had a very strict grammar teacher in school, so I've always been confident in my ability to write effectively; however, I also know that it is almost impossible for a person to proof his/her own work. Shari was able to identify several instances where I was off on my punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, and overall formatting structure. She allowed me to present my background and services in a clear, concise, correct, professional, and understandable manner. My content went from "good" to "great!"
Kathy B., Recruitment Specialist/Small Business Owner