Hello, authors and up-and-coming writers.
I have a love for the written word. It began with my first visit to the school’s library in fourth grade, and after teaching college writing courses, and beginning my editing career in 2014, my love of reading well-written books hasn’t waned.
I will let you in on a secret, two actually. I am a writer. I began writing in my teens and planned to pursue a journalism degree upon graduating high school. Life took a turn, I had a child, married, and focused on my family. At thirty, I entered college, getting both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. The first story I turned into the professor, I knew my words would wow him. I received the assignment. Marked, thankfully in green ink. Every paragraph on every page, he noted mistake after mistake.
I went home and cried. For hours. Then, I dried my tears and read every comment over and over. The longer I looked at them, I knew he was right. He showed me, through examples, and more importantly, knowledge and compassion, what worked and what did not.
He challenged me, and I stepped up and faced him boldly by the next class.
What happened that day leads me to my next secret. I still write. Not as often and no, I do not have a lot of works published. My reason? I appreciated the time he took to explain the issues in my story; it inspired me to help others.
Assisting authors and writers like yourself are my driving passion.
Education is where I cut my teeth in editing. Guiding students to write using the proper elements in essays is only half of teaching college composition. The other half is editing their stories. Over seventeen years, thousands of essays crossed my desk. It is copy-editing at its core.
Online publishing allowed me to pursue a career in fiction. By far, my most rewarding job to date is with The Wild Rose Press (TWRP). I joined their team of copyeditors in 2014. It allowed me to learn the business, and I paid close attention. TWRP allowed me to grow, and in 2017 rewarded me for my hard work. I moved from proofing to editing. I work directly with authors. It is inspiring, assisting them with their stories, keeping their style, yet polishing manuscripts to make them shine. I see myself as a coach and cheerleader. It is the most rewarding part of my job.
As you can see, my editing experience is diverse. My work ethic is impeccable. I am organized and punctual. I push myself to meet and exceed deadlines while maintaining high standards I set for myself. Whatever your needs are, I strive to develop the highest quality for my clients. Thank you for stopping by. It will be my pleasure to assist you in making your story, whatever it is, market worthy.