Rob Siedenburg has been editing and teaching English for several years, most recently as a university English instructor for ESL students. To celebrate National Grammar Day, Rob tackled our AnaGrammar contest (getting full marks; you have until Wednesday, March 4, 9 p.m. Eastern to submit your own) and agreed to talk grammar and language matters with us.
Copyeditors are some of the most generous people I know. They’re also an unusually wise and sometimes wisecracking group. More than 70 editors have generously participated in our editor interviews here on Copyediting. They have offered tips, techniques, resources, amusement, encouragement, and advice both general and specific.
Sarah Grey has been writing, editing, and providing language services for most of her life. On Independence Day in 2011, she launched her full-time freelance business, Grey Editing LLC, where she works with diplomats, academics, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, and activists.
Maggie Biroscak has been editing and making content comprehensible for 8 years. She is currently the content editor at Jimdo and the freelance editor and web content specialist behind Oak Street Editorial.
How did you get into editing, Maggie, and what’s your current position like?
Jeannette de Beauvoir has been a full-time freelancer for about 20 years. She edits for publishers, individual authors, and organizations. She is also a novelist, playwright, poet, and the author of Freelancer’s Corner, where freelance editors can find advice and inspiration every Wednesday here on the Copyediting blog.
Samantha Enslen has been working in the publishing and editing world for nearly 20 years. She currently runs Dragonfly Editorial, an agency that provides copywriting and editing for scientific, medical, technical, and corporate materials.
Cassie Armstrong is a recovering English teacher who has been freelance editing for seven years and is the sole proprietor of MorningStar Editing, where her current concentration is craft books and cookbooks. She also copyedits fiction and other nonfiction, does manuscript evaluations, and is learning about developmental editing.
What path have you taken to get where you are today?