I grew up on a cattle farm in northern Indiana, U.S.A. I’ve done all kinds of work throughout my adult life, from waiting tables in college to drafting with AutoCAD and spending several years as a bookseller. Through all of these experiences, I have maintained a strong passion for books and for reading.
I did not major in English lit or journalism while in college. My undergraduate degree was in economics. However, I’ve been a voracious reader and bibliophile for many years. I’ve always enjoyed the construction of a deliciously satisfying sentence and I’ve been editing for friends and family for as long as I can remember. Classmates have always given me their papers to look over and I’ve even done a bit of editing work on papers published in scientific journals. All of this work has just been done gratis for friends and family. Indeed, if it had not occurred to D.D. Scott to ask me to look at her latest manuscript, you would not be reading this sentence right now.