About Me

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I’ve been a professional writer and editor since 2005, with my work appearing in The Seattle TimesStars & Stripes (European edition), USAToday.com, Matador, and recreation.gov, among others. I am the owner and operator of Words in Bloom Writing and Editing Services.

I graduated from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) with a B.A. in English, and I recently graduated with an M.S. in Marketing and Communication from Franklin University. I am a member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and in 2021, I was interviewed for their weekly Interview with an editor series. I’m also a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA).

I am an avid reader, foodie, and oenophile. I enjoy yoga, gardening, hiking at the local metro parks, and experimenting in the kitchen. I’m obsessed with history, and most of what I read and watch has to do with historical events and/or time periods. (Masterpiece PBS is the best thing about Sundays!)

I am a native Ohioan who had the opportunity as an Air Force spouse to live in Germany, Seattle, and the DC area. Now that my husband’s retired, I’ve come full circle and I’m back in Ohio. We live near Columbus on five acres of land with Blitz, an elderly Aussie Shepherd mix, and I blog about life on our property (lovingly named Five Acre Fruit Farm for its variety of fruit trees) on the homepage of this site.

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