Hello! My name is Val and my most important roles are wife, mother, aunt, and caregiver (for my amazing Mom, who also takes great care of me :->). In the past I have enjoyed working as a City Colleges of Chicago Continuing Education Instructor, a public school educator teaching creative writing, videography, public speaking, and theater arts to students in grades 6-12, and tutor/editor to undergraduate college students at Northeastern Illinois University. I also served for 10+ years as Artistic Director for a Chicago based non-profit performance arts group where I taught dance, choreography, stage directing, and set design, and enjoyed part-time freelance work as a photographer and voice over artist. These days I can be found working from home in the roles of editor, e-periodical publisher, and soon-to-be book/e-book publisher. On occasion I have performed paid article/blog writing services, but most of my time is spent with my first love-content and/or line editing. I truly enjoy helping other writers create beautiful pieces of their own! Feel free to read about some of their experiences on the VaticPublishing.com Testimonials page. Editing is a passion of mine, and I offer professional services at very competitive rates!