My Story

Who started it?

I blame my eighth grade English teacher, Ms. Gardner. When she read an essay of mine in front of the class, I realized I was good at something that many people struggle with. Before that experience, I was like most insecure kids; I thought that if I was good at something, it must not be very hard. Ms. Gardner showed me the value and beauty of the written word, and I will always be grateful for that gift.  


Why don't you charge by the hour?

The short answer is that you could not afford me. The long answer is that when someone charges by the hour, clients tend to judge their skill level based on the speed of their work as opposed to the quality of their work.

Rushing through any job produces mistakes. That's not a judgment; that's just human nature. I love being able to luxuriate in other people's prose. If you want someone who will take the time to become invested in your project, contact me.     

Who are you?

I graduated in 1997 from OSU with a liberal arts degree. Although I was not an English major, my program relied almost exclusively on writing research papers.

In 2017, I completed the ACES (the Society for Editing formerly known as the American Copy Editors Society) Certificate in Editing. I'm a member of the ACES professional organization as well.

Then in 2019, I completed the Writer's Digest Certificate in Editing.

I am also a member of the EFA (Editorial Freelancers Association) and the former Coordinator of the Ohio chapter of the EFA.

I work from home—while walking at a blistering one mph on my treadmill—in the cosmopolitan metropolis that is Cincinnati, Ohio. I am grateful to have a husband and three dogs that love me even when I get excited and monologue about English language minutia.

Here's your reward for scrolling all the way to the bottom: proof  that I don't take myself too seriously