When I was five years old, I asked my mom to read to me. Instead, she replied, “You can read!” I was elated when I realized that she was right. Since then, I have read everything I could. In fact, the only trophy I received from primary was a trophy for reading the most books in the school for its Book-It! program (108!).
Since then, I have graduated from college with a degree in creative writing, edited auto enthusiast magazines, worked as a freelance copywriter, and taught first graders common core math. (That’s a fact that surprises me as much as it does you. Trust me.)
After teaching for a while, I am once again entering the realm of a world that makes me feel comfortable. I love looking at words on a page and seeing how they can be improved, or just admiring their quality. Impeccable syntax is an art. While I am by no means perfect, being able to hone my craft is something that brings me absolute joy.
In my family and circle of friends, I am the go-to girl for grammar checking: comma placement, subject-verb agreement, dangling modifiers…you get the drift. These may be boring conversations for some people, but they thrill me.
That being said, I am also not the girl who gives unsolicited grammar and spelling criticism. If you have something to say but just can’t get the blinking cursor to inspire you, let me know. If you wrote something and want a new set of eyes to look over it, I’m more than happy to help.
That’s as nerdy as I get, I promise.