I work with serious authors and business owners who know that professional writing and editing give them an edge when connecting with their audience. My passion is helping people tell their stories, to inspire, educate, entertain, or boost their client base. I also love sharing writing and editing tips through my blog and my Pinterest page.
You might say that my writing experience spans the spectrum. I spent ten years working as a technical and scientific writer for the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and the Department of Justice. With my background in science and writing (a master’s degree in English and bachelor’s degrees in biology and English), I enjoyed telling the story of how products were developed for cleaner energy production and what scientists are really like. It was so much fun interviewing the researchers and hearing in their voices just how much they enjoyed their work.
On the other end of the range, I’m also an author of middle grade fiction, women’s humor, and children’s lit. In 2012, I self-published all five of my novels. I was excited to begin my journey as an author . . . as soon as I wasn’t so busy. I approved the final of the five novel proofs the day before my first daughter was born. Learning through my experience of editing and self-publishing five books that year taught me all I needed to help guide writers through the steps so they can hold their book in their hands, and I’ve been doing just that since I set out on my own.
I started my business in January 2016, when I and much of the public affairs staff were laid off due to budget cuts. It was just the nudge I needed to start on my dream of helping people tell their stories and meet their goals with polished manuscripts, web material, and more.
I am the executive editor and a contributor for the quarterly publication Inspiring Lives Magazine and the copyeditor for Southpointe Magazine. I edited the second edition of the Common Threads trilogy written by Dr. Shellie Hipsky—and Soar: Beyond the Heels of Adversity by Shevelle McPherson, Esq, and these books all became best-sellers!
I am also a member and secretary of the Global Sisterhood, a non-profit organization that helps educate and provide resources and networking opportunities for women and girls internationally.
I work out of my home office in Washington, Pa., a city just south of Pittsburgh and north of Morgantown, W.Va. I’m the proud mommy of two little girls, and I’m a fashionista and craft junkie who loves dry wit. My favorite books don’t have pictures, haha! I love Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Wilkie Collins’ No Name, and Christopher Paolini’s Eragon Cycle, among many others.
Nothing is more fun for me than to work one-on-one with a writer or business owner to flesh out their story, clean and tighten the writing, and help them put it out to the world as a shining star they can be proud of! If this sounds like exactly what you need, contact me so we can set up a time to talk about your project!
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