Hello New Friend!
First of all, I am glad that you found our website and decided to check us out. I’m Shazeeda, the person behind this website. I bet you have some questions and so, I have tried to guess what you might want to know about Proofed. So, I’ll jump right in and share a little bit about Proofed’s work.
HOW DID PROOFED COME TO BE?
Well, I started out proofreading English for Brazilian scientists when I moved from the US to Brazil in 2013. As you know, a scientist needs to publish their work. Some non-native English-speaking scientists choose to publish their work in their native language. However, some of them want to reach a wider and more international audience. So, these non-native English-speaking scientists have come to me for help.
Over time, I decided that I wanted to help more scientists so I built this website and started a Facebook Page to get the word out that I was doing this work. This website was launched in 2015.
WHAT IS PROOFED?
Proofed consists of a two-person team of myself and my mentor, Alex who happens to be my husband. My professional experience is based in civil and environmental engineering and construction. I’ve got 20 years of experience if you include my undergraduate education and I also hold a Master degree in Engineering. Alex is a published scientist who holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology. We both love science and learning about how the world works. So, combining our love of helping people and our skills, we get to do good work through Proofed.
We want to help you, the non-native English-speaking researcher share your discoveries on a global scale. We do this by perfecting your English written manuscripts so that they will pass your journal editor’s English standards. On our blog page, we share articles to help you write better and develop professionally.
WHY DO WE DO THIS WORK?
We believe it is vital that the greatest minds in the world work together to solve our world’s greatest problems. As a PhD or post-doctorate scientist and/or engineer, we believe that your knowledge needs to be shared on a global scale.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT US?
I hope this page has helped you to understand who we are and why we do this work. If you have any questions regarding our work, please contact us through our email sign up form. We’d love to hear from you. Finally, thank you for your interest and I hope that one day that we can work together.
Founder and Owner