Bio and Contact

     I found my niche in editing as I was going over fellow students' papers for classes. With my minor in Classical Antiquities, I began studying Literature and decided to start freelancing. I joined the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and attended a full day of ACES workshops in St. Louis in September 2012.

     In April, I attended the ACES National Conference in St. Louis, and I wrote for the ACES blog, covering specific sessions. This conference included three full days of training on topics related to writing and editing and networking with editors from across the country.

     I also attended a journalism boot camp hosted by the St. Louis chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). At each of these, I learned a great deal about how to edit, research, and write more efficiently.

     During the fall semester of 2012, I worked for The Standard, the news publication on Missouri State University's campus. I stepped down from that position to focus on editing books. I recently finished editing a memoir for a local author, and I currently have a contract with a local counselor who is writing a book. During the school year, I edit school papers and short stories for students across the country. I also just finished editing a site paper for The Missouri Archaeologist, which will be published in December 2014.

I enjoy editing. I edit to relax, I edit to learn, and I edit to help you create your best work possible.


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