I have worked in the writing and editing industry for more than a decade full time, not including freelance technical writing that helped secure $200,000 in awarded grants. After seven years as a staff writer producing articles and promotional copy for constituency magazines, I eventually branched out into editing. In the last five years, I’ve copyedited and proofread direct response copy, web content, newsletters, e-books, and social media content in the nonprofit fundraising industry.
Editing might be the perfect vocation for a language-loving minimalist who finds sheer joy in crafting the written word. I’m a member of ACES: The Society for Editing and have completed numerous editing classes through The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network.