“Not only is Jody precise, she’s insightful and incredibly supportive. . . . A woman with a gentle red pencil, industry savvy, and a big, big heart.” —Cynthia Morris, author and creativity coach
I love helping people, and that includes bringing people together who can help one another. My work in the editorial/publishing arena has been greatly enhanced by the large network of talented professionals I’ve come to know and work with. If I can’t help you, I likely know someone who can.
My love of language and books has early childhood roots. My mom was a Great Books discussion leader and introduced enduring children’s works to me and my sister.
At age seventeen, I celebrated my first byline for a recipe published in Sunset magazine. Later writing credits would include Boulder Magazine, Centennial South Metro Denver Business, South Metro Denver Business, the Daily Camera, Nexus, Esprit Entrepreneur, the Longmont Times Call, and Natural Solutions (formerly Alternative Medicine), among others.
I became an elementary school teacher after attending the University of Denver and later earned a master’s degree in the curriculum and instruction of gifted and talented students. For nine years I served as managing editor of the University Press of Colorado.
My experience also includes planning educational forums, serving on and facilitating panels, and chairing meetings. Throughout my careers—from education and environmental advocacy to office and project management to writing, editing, and proofreading—precision, flexibility, and teamwork have been constants.
I Bring to My Clients . . .
- An astute eye for detail
- Honest, constructive, and supportive feedback
- An ability to help clients clarify and focus their goals
- The commitment to preserve a writer’s voice and style
- Skills to make complex material accessible
And for Enjoyment . . .
When I’m not at my desk, I enjoy gardening and yard work; cooking; hiking, running, and snowshoeing the Colorado trails; reading; volunteering; dabbling in art projects; and camping.