I grew up in Southern California, where I played a lot of sports (softball, soccer, basketball, track, cross-country) and I read a lot of books (Where the Red Fern Grows, The Pigman, The Outsiders, anything by Judy Blume). In college I again participated in these two loves: I majored in English and played on UCLA's fledgling women's soccer team.
After graduation, I taught eighth grade English for ten years and made a career-changing discovery: I actually liked grading essays. Well, not grading per se, but giving students feedback to help them edit and polish their papers. After marriage and relocation led me to leave my teaching post, I trained as a copyeditor and began my second career as a freelance editor.
Over the years I've added to my skill set. My adventures in words now include line editing, content editing, writing, and ghostwriting of nonfiction books.
When I'm not writing or editing, I read, exercise, and spend as much time as possible enjoying the great outdoors. I also volunteer with Epic Experience, a nonprofit that provides weeklong adventure camps to adult cancer survivors (www.epicexperience.org).
My husband and I reside in beautiful Colorado.