About Me

Sometimes I get confused and start to think I’m a photographer.

I was born to write. I’ve been reading since I was two years old, and I started writing as soon as I could hold a crayon. I’m not blind to my privilege; I know that doing what I love and what I was meant to do makes me one of the lucky ones.

I always wanted to be a writer, but it wasn’t until my sophomore year of college that I realized I wanted to major in English. And it wasn’t until my very last semester that I realized I could turn my knack for editing into an actual career.

So now that I finally have by BA, I’m working on, well, working.

I write.

You can check out my bibliography here. Most recently, I’ve been writing at The Artifice and pitching publications like The Indie Chicks, Bustle, and Geek Insider.

If your project involves video games, books, and/or feminism, I’m ready to bring my proven knowledge and experience to the table. I’m also interested in topics and issues like:

  • Android devices
  • Chronic illness
  • Environmentalism
  • Gamification
  • Mobile apps
  • Productivity
  • Queer theory
  • Red lipstick
  • Self-employment
  • Social justice
  • TED Talks
  • Undergraduate success

I also write here about writing itself. My How-To series on writing rolled out in early 2015, and it’s been a joy to share what I know.

Want me to write for you? Contact me today!

I edit.

Here you can view a list of articles I have edited. I have an editorial portfolio–with side-by-side before-and-afters–and references available upon request.

I help clients by tailoring their personal and professional texts to appeal to target audiences, turning shoe boxes full of notes into powerful and engaging documents, and correcting problematic grammatical errors. For burgeoning writers, I provide creative and critical expertise in a constructive manner to aid in career success.

MLA is my bread-and-butter style guide, but when you’re writing outside of the literature field, it gets clunky. That’s why I favor the Chicago style in my professional life. I am currently familiarizing myself with The AP Stylebook and The Business Writer’s Handbook. Regardless of prior experience, I find it very easy to work within a publication’s unique stylistic boundaries to produce effective and engaging content.

But maybe your work doesn’t have a set style. Maybe you’re a creative writer–an essayist, novelist, poet, or short story-crafter–in need of a great editor to bring coherence and readability to your work. Even if you just need a fresh pair of eyes for one last proofread, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

I tutor.

Whether you’re a parent worried about your child’s grades or a college student feeling overwhelmed by your course-load, I’m here to help. My K-12 students have improved their scores by as much as 20 points in just two months’ time. I introduce new methods and principles to maximize student performance and information retention.

View my WyzAnt profile here. I tutor students in a variety of subjects, from grade school math and language arts to computer usage for older adults.

In-person tutoring can be arranged for Greenville/Spartanburg students in a variety of public places. For homebound individuals, or those living outside this area, Skype sessions are available.

Contact me to set up an over-the-phone or in-person meeting, or if you have any questions.

And I’m always looking for more work.

Let me help you make your project better. I believe that my skills + your project = success.

I’m always open to new ideas and endeavors. Contact me if you’d like to take on an experienced, enthusiastic team member who is well-acquainted with every station of project development.

I would love to receive some information about your organization, so that I can learn more about your needs and network with you to our mutual benefit, so please be sure to include a link or mission statement in your comments.

Want to know what I’ve been up to lately?

Connect with me on social media and you’ll get updated listings of all my work, plus interesting and witty things other people have written. Use the Contact menu above to follow me on the networks you use!