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About Me

I started Write to the Point because I love to write, edit, and proofread. Grammar and mechanics excite me! Eliminating the passive voice makes me feel powerful! Since 6th grade, people have been coming to me to make sure that they are putting themselves and their writing in the best possible light. Now, as an award-winning writer and experienced editor, I get to do just that for a living.

I majored in English at Bryn Mawr College, honing an attention to detail through study, practice, and reading lots of good books. Working as a peer writing tutor and completing an independent study into how students approach the writing and editing process helped me conquer my own self-consciousness as a writer. Though I did not initially go into a writing career, in my first profession and then as a graduate student at the University of Delaware, I acquired the projects that needed a strong writer, editor, and proofreader. That's been the common thread in my varied professional and volunteer life.

I understand that for most people, writing feels very personal, even if the subject matter isn't. It's natural to feel some anxiety when you know you will have to submit what feels like a part of yourself for evaluation—by a teacher, dissertation committee, peer group, customer, potential donor, foundation board, or the general public. Perhaps you are someone who enjoys writing but requires a fresh eye to give it a good polish. Or maybe you have the skills but not the time, and your job is to outsource the task to someone who will get it done right with minimal supervision but with enough communication to earn your trust.

That's where I come in. I will work with you to meet whatever your writing, editing, and proofreading needs may be. My vocation allows me to bring my breadth of knowledge to each project, and I enjoy learning from my clients, as well. I have experience with many forms of writing—from academic writing to professional journal publications, news features, grant proposals, website content, exhibit catalogs, and directories—and am proficient in a variety of styles, including Chicago, APA, AP, and MLA.  I am also a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and continue to improve my craft through their excellent professional development programs.

My clients include

  • publishers
  • individuals (authors, graduate students)
  • independent schools
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • museums
  • churches
  • small businesses
  • volunteer organizations

What can I do for you?