I have been a writer for over 30 years, specializing in history, romance, fantasy and sci-fi. A lifelong voracious reader, I was one of those kids who had her nose in a book at every opportunity. My streak of perfectionism caused me to develop a hatred of misplaced apostrophes in particular. Typos leap off the page at me—not just misspelled words but also misused words and repeated phrases.
While I think it’s okay to bend or even break the rules of grammar if the project calls for it, I find errors in a published work to be unacceptable. Using the wrong form of a word or a comma in the wrong place can confuse your reader and make them question the validity of your writing. My job is to help you get your message out clearly. I work quickly, thoroughly, and thoughtfully. Over the years, I’ve worked with friends and colleagues on a wide variety of projects, including:
§ short stories
§ self-published and traditionally-published novels
§ term papers
§ cover letters
§ SEO articles
§ textbook copy
I currently have a sci-fi novel in development, and I write an occasional blog series about the writing process.