From an early age, I have loved working with words. English was my favorite subject in school, and I even read grammar and word-origin books for fun. (Here is one of my old favorites.) During grade school, I wanted to be a novelist when I grew up, but when as a junior in high school I was designated as a copyeditor for the school yearbook, I realized that editing was my true niche. In 2012, I graduated Newberry College with a BA in English and a GPA of 4.0. I am also currently working toward a copyediting certificate from the University of California–San Diego. I am a diligent worker and like for things to be right–at least as right as I can make them.

The English language isn’t my only strong suit. A lifelong Lutheran and, at the time, member of the ELCA, I minored in Religion, focusing especially on Lutheran theology and history. Some semesters, I took more courses in my minor than in my major! Halfway through college, I realized that my beliefs were more aligned with confessional Lutheran doctrine and practice, and I have been an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Columbia since 2010. In my spare time, I like to read books about Lutheran theology and listen to podcasts like Issues, Etc. and Just and Sinner, and each month I attend the Carolina Lutheran Loci meetings to study topics touching Scripture, Church history, and the Lutheran Confessions.