A love of the written word combined with 11 years of editing experience makes me the ideal candidate for anyone seeking a thorough and professional writer and editor.
Since obtaining my degree in print journalism in 1999, I have worked my way up the chain of command, so to speak, beginning as a reporter and graduating to news editor, city editor and, finally managing editor. I have worked at both community and daily newspapers and have extensive experience in print and online editing as well as column writing.
As an editor, I combine a flare for words with good grammar and careful and concise proofreading. In fact, colleagues have dubbed me “eagle eye” due to my ability to spot the smallest of errors.
Reading, to me, is not only the key to my profession, but a way to enjoy myself while learning and expanding my knowledge on a variety of topics.
My love of the written word also extends to my personal life. As the singer/songwriter half of a contemporary Christian duo, I combine creativity and sensitivity with precision to obtain the perfect lyric.
I am also an avid reader of fiction, reading a book a week. Even while relaxing with a good mystery, I can’t remove my editor’s hat. I notice typos and punctuation errors too often for my liking and often am itching for my editor’s red pen.