I was thrown into editing at the company I worked for several years ago, and after rigorous study and practice, I fell gloriously in love with it. A couple of years later, I realized I did not want to edit boring documents forever. I wanted to edit stories that pulled me in; stories that made me laugh, cry, and feel scared to turn the page; stories that authors had labored to give birth to and loved with all their heart and soul. I wanted to help people with something they were passionate about; I wanted to feel the same passion for my work too.
Taking a leap of faith, I stepped out on my own and started freelance editing in 2014. Quiethouse was born. It is an absolute dream to edit books for a living. My love of the written word drives me to help authors present their best work to readers. My eye for detail and logical way of thinking help me root out problems in a manuscript that others have missed.
I am a voracious learner by nature and learn something new every day. All editors must—there are too many guidelines, too many subjects, too many tidbits of knowledge that one must know to properly edit. I keep up with current editing practices by completing continuing education courses, networking with other editors, and reading (books for pleasure, books for work—they all contribute to the process of editing).
I have been wonderfully blessed since starting Quiethouse. This job has brought great clients into my life, and many of them have become close friends. I am honored and humbled to have been given the great privilege of doing this work.