Taking Care of Business


It has been a well-kept secret that I have had a freelance copy editing business for over a decade. I intend on changing that status this Friday. I will be a vendor at the two-day Northwest Christian Writers Renewal Conference on April 11 and 12 where I will shake hands, give away M&Ms, and convince authors and publishers that they need my help.


I worked as a freelance editor, proofreader, reviewer, and press materials writer exclusively for a niche publisher for eight years. For the last two-plus years I have kept myself busy by launching a website and blog, doing volunteer editing for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Northwest Christian Writers Association, completing the requirements for an Editing credential from the University of Chicago, continuing a full time job at SPU, and living my life.


Increased involvement in the NCWA, encouragement from my friend, Mindy Peltier, one thing leads to another, and I now have a vendor table at the upcoming conference.  I’ve stocked up on business cards and created a brochure, a “Rules Schmules” list, a slideshow of embarrassing public grammar goofs, and tiny M&M goodie bags. (MWords is the name of my business, hence the M&Ms.) I am very excited about the opportunity to meet new folks and to find out how I can help them polish their manuscripts. I also really appreciate your prayers!


Logo_businesscard_stretchedMy web address is www.mwords.net. Stop by; I appreciate your input. (And a huge thank you to my daughter-in-law Jane McCurley for her web development expertise.)


For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.

~T. S. Eliot (Little Gidding)


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