About Me

The first thing you need to know about me is that I love words. I’ve always loved words, apparently – according to my parents, I liked to store stacks of books in my crib as a toddler, and I was always thinking up stories as a kid. More recently, I’ve seen my love of words influence my education, career, and volunteer work. I’m passionate about communication, and I get excited about helping people get their point across as clearly and effectively as possible. I love words, and I love using them well. I know I’m a little unusual that way, but it works for me, so I can work for you.

My Experience

Academic: Well, first of all, I’ve been a student: I have an MA in Theological Studies (History of Christianity concentration) from Regent College in Vancouver, and a BA in History and English from Wheaton College in Illinois. In addition to my own studies, my academic experience includes four years as a teaching/research assistant, two years to a graduate level professor, and two years to an undergrad prof. Find more on my experience in academic writing and editing here.

Corporate: I’ve spent three years as a Communications Specialist/Director for two small staffing firms. In addition to improving countless resumes, I wrote and edited correspondence, newsletters, press releases, and more. I became the de facto marketing department for these businesses, so I know how to write to impress clients and drive sales.

Web Content: In addition to writing for the websites of multiple companies and non-profit organizations, I’ve served as the administrator and main writer for a blog focused on global health and social justice issues.

Newspaper Editing: I spent two years working as a copy editor for The Wheaton Record, a weekly college newspaper with high journalistic standards (many of the writers and editors I worked with have since gone into professional reporting). This role included enforcing AP style guidelines for all articles.

Interested? Get in touch!

To learn more about me, my experience, and what I can do for you, contact me at hg.edits@gmail.com. All inquiries welcome!