• “I’ve always said I was Born with a Pencil in My Hand.”
    ~Kitty Carlisle

I have also been called a Word Nerd, Punctuation Vigilante, Grammar Ninja, and Grammar Geek. I enjoy editing more than humanly possible or socially acceptable.

Kitty Carlisle, The Grammatical Activist

Grammatical Activist

An editor whose work in the academic field showcases a unique skillset specializing in American Psychological Association (APA) and Modern Language (MLA) styles.

A proofreader whose dedication to detail in editing undergraduate and graduate papers has routinely led to higher grades for all student clients and a 100% success rate of conferred degrees.

A writer who is known for writing in the client’s voice and who communicates succinctly.

Education

  • Master of Arts – English
  • Graduate Professional Writing Certificate
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Emphasis on Enterprise in Society
  • Associate of Business

Specialties

Editing and proofreading are a skill not many have, but are tasks in which I am proficient.

With an eye trained for detail, grammatical issues are quickly sorted, punctuation addressed, formatting errors corrected, and flow maximized.

All while maintaining the client’s voice.

Experience

As a copy editor for a publishing company, as well as in my freelance work, I edit manuscripts before an author’s book is published. I have also been a ghostwriter for many individuals and businesses and have an academic journal publication under my belt. Additionally, I have contributed non-fiction stories to several magazines, and write articles for newspapers and blogs for a variety of websites. I also currently write and edit web content for many firms and individuals. My freelance work nets me articles, blogs, letters, essays, theses, and dissertations, as well; all of which helps keep me interested and involved in a variety of different types of writing and editing.