Florida State University (American Studies)
I have over 35 years experience in editing and proofreading, primarily for a company that publishes newspapers and books. Five years of my experience was as editor and publisher for a reference service for political entities. Most of my this experience has been setting up and directing projects to convert printed government information into data form. News organizations and political parties (including individual campaigns) subscribe to these databases. At least 25 years of my experience dealt with covering government activities at state and federal levels.
In all my experiences I have hired and trained staff. Elaborating on the role of correct grammar in publication has been a constant for me. Teaching staff the role of government in their lives, how to ferret out government information and translate that info into language others can understand has been very rewarding for me. I would love to be able to pass these skills to students.
In high school, my favorite subject was English - especially diagramming sentences - putting the right words in the right places. My extensive editing and proofing experience gives me a strong understanding of grammar. I love it.
I worked for a leading legislator early in my career. Moving on to a newspaper and creating projects to interpret government activities by creating data that would make information searchable by specific words and phrases has been the highlight of my career.
Grammar is very important in today's world. Most of us don't speak it correctly around friends and family, and that's ok, but it is important to know it when you need it. And, learn how the government works in your everyday life. I have over 35 years experience in editing and proofreading, primarily for a company that publishes newspapers and books. Five years of my experience was as editor and
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