While I’ve been preparing for a career as an editor my whole life in the sense that reading has always been my favorite pastime and books consume most rooms of my home, my professional introduction came in college when an English professor recognized my writing abilities and recommended me for a student tutor position in the writing center. I liked the challenge of improving essays and research papers, but I also discovered that I really enjoyed the tutoring process itself—having conversations with students about writing techniques and how they could best convey their ideas. Today I put this editing and coaching combination to good use for my clients.
Education & Professional Memberships
I have a bachelor’s degree in English from Mount Union College (now the University of Mount Union) and a copyediting certificate from UC San Diego Extension. I’ve been a professional writer and editor for more than 14 years, and I am a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES: The Society for Editing. In addition, I know the importance of continuing my education and keeping up with trends in the publishing industry, so I take as many online classes, attend as many conferences, and read as many books and blogs as my schedule will allow.
* Personal tidbit: I recently fulfilled a dream of visiting Concord, Massachusetts, home to some of my favorite authors: Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. This photo was taken there, where I was surrounded by extraordinary literary history.