My family roots reach back to England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. I live in the U.S., but travel to England for research and to visit my maternal relatives. When I cannot get to the archives in London, I have a local researcher who pulls records for me, but I'd much rather be there in person!
I began researching for pay in 2008, and have had clients from Australia, Canada, the U.K., and South Africa... basically most of the Commonwealth countries.
I have a degree in technical writing and have edited and proofread my way through everything from online curriculum to aircraft maintenance manuals.