Happy Anniversary to Me!
Seven years ago today, I scored my first editing contract and started this little business. I hadn’t named myself The Sexy Grammarian yet. I hadn’t taken the amazing business-building class at Women’s Initiative yet. I didn’t even offer coaching services or workshops.
So I edited my first novel, a messy little romance story that required research into the world of Harley Davidson riders. And I was hooked. Collaborating with a writer to uplift her manuscript from messy to submission-ready offered creative expression, a sense of achievement, literary stimulation, and flexible work hours.
Since then, I’ve edited, collaborated on, workshopped, coached, midwifed, and encouraged thousands of projects: novels, short stories, dissertations, websites, nonfiction book proposals, business plans, screenplays, professional bios, and books. It’s been a wild seven years.
I’ve celebrated by taking myself on a writing retreat. More on that and my own creative writing to come.