I have woken many a morning with a book hangover because I would rather read than do anything else.
While I write well, it is a painstaking process for me. I write stories of people finding their way, even if it takes a while to get there.
I found my calling in 2015 when I realized I wanted to help writers improve their stories. I earned my Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington and take classes often.
I am a left-handed middle child, which I say is the reason for all my peculiarities. I wooed my husband with my library card. To this day, my children never leave home without a book.
The Chicago Guide to Copyediting Fiction is my Bible. It lives on my bookshelf, next to my copies of the Chicago Manual of Style, the Merriam Webster dictionary and thesaurus.
I provide a fresh eye and a professional opinion. I help authors with their characters; developing goals, motivation, and conflict. I correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. By sprinkling commas and capitals, I transform (at times) inarticulate phrases into meaningful text.