Pine Tree Proofreading was born out of a love for the written word by a bona fide word nerd!
My first experience with proofreading came at the L. H. Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University where I proofread sections of Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a master's degree in horticulture and communications, I worked at Rodale Press in Emmaus, PA, as an assistant editor and wrote and edited chapters of gardening books.
Later, I wrote and edited a number of articles on a freelance basis and edited the trail guide for Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA. After the children were grown, I began an academic advising career at Widener University where I also proofread and copyedited a variety of departmental catalogs and documents.
In 2018, I graduated from the General Proofreading: Theory and Practice course on ProofreadAnywhere.com and became a professional proofreader in addition to working as a copyeditor and writer from my previous experience and training.