Hello, authors, businesses, up and coming writers.
I have a love for written words. It began with my first visit to my school’s library in the fourth grade, and I’ve never fallen out of love.
I am an avid reader of all fiction genres. I have also been known to read nonfiction books. And as a college adjunct instructor, thousands of essays.
I’m going to let you in on a secret, two actually. I am a writer. I began writing in my teens. Life took a turn, I had a child, married, and focused on my family. I began college at the age of thirty obtaining both a Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. In my first creative writing class, I just knew my words would wow the professor. I received my story back, marked, thankfully in green ink, and almost 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. Here is my reason. I appreciated the time he took with me, and it inspired me to help others.
Assisting authors and writers like yourself is 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 the seventeen years I taught, thousands of essays crossed my desk. It’s copy-editing at its core.
Today I live south of Nashville, my hometown. Before that, I experienced rural life with my late husband and family. Living in a small town hours away from the nearest metropolitan city, online publishing allowed me to pursue a career in editing fiction novels. By far, my most rewarding job to date is with The Wild Rose Press (TWRP). In 2014 I began as a copyeditor/proofreader. It afforded me the opportunity to learn the business, and I paid close attention. It was there I gained new skills.
TWRP allowed me to grow and in 2017 rewarded me for my hard work. I moved from proofing to editor. I work directly with authors, collaborating with them to make their stories the best they can be is inspiring. Assisting authors with their story, working to keep the manuscript in their style, and then having their piece published. I see myself is coach and cheerleader. It is the most rewarding part of my job.
In addition, I edit travel pieces from surrounding local writers like Susan Jones. Susan was the owner, writer, and publisher of a magazine for her hometown Paris, Tennessee. She’s since moved on and writes archive pieces in and around middle Tennessee. We’ve worked together editing her stories of the area. It’s fun to learn about one’s home state through writing.
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.