Educator to Editor
The journey to editing started with teaching.
I've always loved words. How they build into sentences, paragraphs, and stories that convey a depth of emotion. Style, form, characters, and plot shape world's of past, present and future.
“Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.” Joan Didion
I studied English Literature in college. I read classics and contemporary. I learned to recognize the delicate way that words come together. My eye for grammar and passion for accuracy made me the 'go to' for wordsmithing essays and articles of my peers.
My degree led me to education. I became certified to teach grades 7-12. There is no greater joy or horror, than teaching literature to teens.
Years in the classroom taught me how to be patient. Guiding lessons with empathy go farther than terse directions. I apply this to my relationships with my current writers. I collaborate rather than consult.
The world of education is evolving, and so did my interest. I decided to move into a role in higher education and begin editing emerging authors. No matter the subject or complexity, I find every word fascinating.
I hope that you will join me on your writing journey. Everyone has a story to tell, sometimes you just need a little help telling it.