Since you plan on entrusting me with your creations, I figure you’d like to know a little about me. I’ve spent my professional life making sure other people’s projects look their best.
I work as a freelance as well as independent contract editor. I also currently work as a virtual assistant for a career coach and consultant, gaining insider knowledge on the job search world. I earned an M.S. in book publishing at Portland State University and a B.A., majoring in journalism and double minoring in English and philosophy at Gonzaga University. Before working for myself as an editor full time, I taught courses at PSU that focus on the writing and researching process. My favorite class to teach was a 300-level course where I focused on philosophy through science fiction. Before going back to school for my M.S., I worked in marketing for five years, first at a local office supply company My Binding, a nationwide pub trivia company Last Call Productions, and then the Oregon brewery Rogue Ales. My area was content writing and crafting. As I tried on different marketing hats, however, I soon found that I could be useful elsewhere. Instead of writing how-to articles or designing marketing materials for someone else’s company, I decided to help the artist or communicator directly.
That’s where you come in.
I make sure to step away from the computer and red pen and get outside—biking, hiking, or backpacking. If I’m indoors, I’m probably reading while my three-legged cat, Puck, naps on my lap. On a free morning, I sometimes make greeting cards for friends and family to give out to their loved ones because handmade cards need to make a comeback.
My Multnomah County Library virtual shelf is peppered with literary fiction, nonfiction, as well as a few adventures into science fiction or fantasy. I will admit I’m a sucker for philosophy and personal growth books and articles as well.