My love of language and books has early childhood roots growing up in Connecticut. My mom was a Great Books discussion group leader and introduced enduring children’s works to me and my sister.
At seventeen, several years after my family moved to Southern California, 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 college (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 professional experience also includes planning educational forums, serving on and facilitating panels, chairing meetings, and bringing people together to fulfill mutual goals. 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 . . .
- A keen 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
- A wide network of writers, book designers, website developers, and other specialists
And for Enjoyment . . .
When I’m not at my desk, I like gardening and yard work; cooking; hiking, running, and snowshoeing the Colorado trails; reading; volunteering for local causes; singing in a chorus; dabbling in art projects; and camping.