BA, Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. I intended to attend law school but found that I preferred extensive studying and writing, and now the study of writing, to practicing law. (But I still love reading case law and legal thrillers.)
Universal Class, Inc., an accredited IACET provider, online copyediting courses
Self-study. Online courses, books, and magazines pertaining to writing and copyediting. My favorite books are The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing and The Grammar Devotional both by Mignon Fogarty, The Grammar Bible by Michael Strumpf and Auriel Douglas, Garner's Modern American Usage by Bryan A. Garner, The Subversive Copy Editor by Carol Fisher Saller, Writer's Digest Grammar Desk Reference by Gary Lutz and Diane Stevenson, The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman, and Naked, Drunk, and Writing by Adair Lara. My favorite writing magazines are Writer's Digest and Poets & Writers.
"It's All How You Say It"
National Association of Independent Writers and Editors
Copyediting Listserv (CE-L)
I would love the opportunity to help make your latest creation a work of art.
Completed Freelance Projects
Scott Lesnick, Kidjacked: A Father's Story
Greg Alan, In the Beginning
Brian E. Forschner, Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders
Janet Kay, Amelia 1868
Martha Roddy, Just Along for the Ride: The Amazing Journey of William Baine Roddy
Lori Myles-Carullo, Beauty's Way: Inspiration on the Path of Awakening
Dick Vander Woude, Tacking into the Wind
Ed Abell, award-winning My Father's Keep
Burr B. Anderson, High Seas Darkness and Detonation
Dr. Jeff Clements, Aphelion
James Weber, A Soccer Ball and Some Faith
Kimberly Van Sickle, Placement
Mary M. Hendricks, The Keepers: An Alphabet Story
Carol McBride, HR, Where's Your Freaking Sense of Humor?
Tracey Gemmell, Dunster's Calling
Iman Houston Farrior, Fore-Play: A Woman's Golf Guide to Finding Love in the Rough
James Salimes, Treasure in a Field (novel in progress)
Tracey Phillips, Fractured Girl
Robert Meyer, Writer and Speaker
Rena Beyer, Grant Specialist
WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc.
CrossBooks, a division of LifeWay
Inspiring Voices, a service of Guideposts
Abbott Press, a division of Writer's Digest
Lulu Publishing Services
Archway Publishing from Simon & Schuster
Life Rich Publishing, an imprint of The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.