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MEET THE EDITOR

I am proud that I am often called a “word nerd.” I give my parents full credit for giving me my start in my love for words, reading, and writing as a child. I was what you might call a thrill-seeker as a youngster, which quite frequently resulted in exploits outside of my safety zone. But rather than relying on traditional forms of discipline, my parents would send me to my room and require me to write an essay on what I did wrong and why it was wrong. I usually added an epilogue about how I would never, ever do it again. This rather frequent exercise later developed into my talent for editing.

I graduated with a Masters Degree in English (Creative Writing) from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) and worked for a number of years as a litigation paralegal and legal editor. I was extremely fortunate to discover an avenue which allowed me inside the door of freelance editing.  

I am blessed with a good education, a keen eye for detail and consistency, and a genuine love for reading (and often, unsolicited editing of) anything I can find.  

 

I believe that the responsibility of an editor certainly involves suggesting changes and making corrections to your book. But it is also an alliance…a collaboration between author and editor.    

 

If you think I may be able to help you realize a manuscript that is strong and reflective of your voice and talent in the finest way, please contact me. I promise to work tirelessly on your behalf and to deliver a comprehensive and solid result.

It is rare that an opportunity to do what you sincerely love emerges as a profession. I am truly grateful every, single day for my editing gift. This is why I offer affordable, yet professional, editing services. I believe that being able to make a small living doing something I absolutely enjoy is, quite simply, enough.

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"I write to discover what I know." 
 
  - Flannery O'Conner
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