After exercising my left brain for many years in business, I finally discovered an outlet for my language skills beyond noticing typos in subway ads. I’ve taken those analytical and organizational skills and seamlessly applied them to copyediting.
On my business card, I included a saying that thrilled me when I read it, because it’s the essence of what I do: “You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.”
I’ve worked on full-length fiction in most literary genres and thousands of news and lifestyle articles, as well as a couple of apps. My work experience is diverse because I’m not afraid to delve into new territory, and I’m curious about everything. I’m a real fixer, taking comfort in the rules laid out in a standard style guide or dictionary, yet I’m flexible enough to get behind a serial comma or kick it to the curb.
I have the utmost respect for writers and treat every project with care. There’s only one thing more satisfying than digging into a good story—being part of a team that makes it even better. I believe in the importance of humor, but I take my work seriously; it’s my passion.
Feel free to peruse my website for more about my services (and me) and a link to my profile on LinkedIn. I look forward to hearing from you!
Years in the field: 10
Years freelancing: 8