I trace my editing aspirations back to fourth grade
and my teacher’s habit of having her students exchange and grade each other’s quizzes and worksheets. I dearly loved making marks on my classmates’ papers! By my high school years, I wanted to become a writer and, when I won the senior award for creative writing, I was sure I was well on my way.
After graduating from college with an English degree, an appreciation for good literature and a love for grammar, I spent eight years in secretarial support jobs, correcting or writing correspondence for others. During this time, I began to edit research papers for undergraduate and graduate students.
After a ten-year work hiatus spent reading mountains of children’s books to my two young sons, I began to explore avenues that would combine my interest in producing and editing the written word with my interest in people. Our family’s move to Pennsylvania in 1997 provided the impetus I needed to shift away from working in bank marketing and college public relations and toward the realm of freelance writing and editing for clients with varied backgrounds and communication needs.
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