Highlights, Early Fall

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A recent snapshot of what I do while I work. Thank goodness for warm, comforting beverages!

In my neck of the woods, it’s beginning to feel like that magical holiday season. Trees are bare, the wind is starting to gust, and my children are singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on repeat. And it’s not even Thanksgiving!

I’ve had a successful run of projects this fall, and I can’t wait to share more of the finished products on my Facebook feed. Consider following me if you aren’t already!


My recent work includes:

  • Proofreading a book on the Christmas virtues (it got me thinking about all of my favorite traditions way back in September);
  • Copyediting a manuscript on spirituality for medical professionals, a journal on animal ethics, and a journal on music education;
  • Editing and writing content for small business websites (clients include a marketing company, a Realtor, a fitness studio, a life coach, a video production company, and a graphic designer);
  • Researching and compiling educational tools for a large medical publisher;
  • Drafting a solicitation letter for a nonprofit organization; and
  • Writing articles for Healthline.

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And here’s my public service announcement for those of you sending holiday cards (via Slate). This post reached thousands through my Facebook page, and it’s a good reminder of how to pluralize your last name.

I hope you enjoy these final weeks of 2015!

Highlights, July and August 2015

I hope you had a fun and relaxing summer. School’s in session in these parts today, and I am ready to dive in to some fall writing and editing projects. I’ve got some exciting things on my docket, including copywriting for some amazing small businesses.

Before I get ahead of myself, however, let me give you an update of what I’ve been doing during these hot and steamy months:

  • Writing articles for Healthline. Topics have included the best baby monitors, specific weeks of pregnancy, skin conditions, and, most recently, allergies.
  • Writing and editing copy for various small business owners, including bios, websites, blog posts, and newsletters.
  • Copyediting a book on metaphysics.
  • Proofreading Small Steps to Slim.
  • Compiling a glossary and journal list for a nursing textbook.

And here are a few highlights from my Facebook page (please like if you haven’t already!):

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I love to leave you with some reading for pleasure that I’ve done recently. I read Wild in August, and it gripped me from the beginning. Cheryl Strayed told her story in such a compelling way that I could not put the book down until I had finished the whole thing. It was a great summer escape!

Stay tuned for more client profiles, writing and editing tips, and other content this fall!

Client Profile: Ashvini Mashru

Steps to Slim_frontI am thrilled to share that a recent proofreading project is now a printed book!

In July, Ashvini Mashru reached out to me to proofread her forthcoming book, Small Steps to Slim: A Simple, “No Diet” Lifestyle System for Busy Moms. As a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, and mom, Ashvini wanted to share how incremental life changes can have a meaningful impact on your health and wellness. Her book includes recommendations for committing to small goals and ways to achieve them.

My work entails reading a range of subject matter, and it was a pleasure to read a book intended for my demographic. I am a busy mom who often neglects my own needs. Reading Ashvini’s book helped me reframe my mindset. In the days and weeks after I completed this project, I kept going back to her ideas and philosophy. I hope others find her message resonates with them, too.

If you plan to publish your own book in the near future, consider my services for editing and proofreading. I worked for an independent book publisher for nearly a decade and continue to copyedit and proofread publications. A copyeditor and proofreader will ensure your content is polished, consistent, and clear.