Hello, I’m Ruth
A Writer & Editor
The Nerd Factory Edits
Whether you’re slogging through your first draft or submitting for publication, one always needs an editor worth her salt! I’d love to leverage my inner grammar nerd for you.
Back when the blogosphere was shiny, I loved to play around with words. Writing about various things in the world and life, with a few meandering rants thrown in, was fun. But it wasn’t until I was trying to describe my brain to my husband that I realized it wasn’t normal for words to continuously fill one’s mind. That’s when I finally – slowly – began to call myself a writer.
My writing really began to pick up speed when I joined a writers group. Bringing my work was scary, but I learned the art of critique – both for my work and others. Through helping to edit and pull together an anthology for our group, I discovered the joy of seeing a project go from a complete mess to finished. As with anything in life, we continually learn – so I continue to stay up on the latest from the Chicago Manual of Style.
Copyediting Level 1
fact checking, material is logical and understandable, sources cited
Copyediting Level 2
plus , sentence clarity, word choice, tone/voice
punctuation, spelling, grammar, format, accuracy
overall review, discuss how to improve
Examples of My Writing
Theological Thursdays – Hope Nazi
I'm stuck in a badly written dystopian novel. What else do you call conversations about vaccines, their potency, forced quarantines and how the health department wants me to get a vaccine simply so they have a paper trail? I was ranting to my hubby. "If I wasn't...
In the Raw – Finding Home
I never expected Woodland Mall to feel like coming home. We walked in a bit early for our appointment with the Apple Store - because you can't just walk in the store anymore, thank you Covid. Others with my particular skin tone were just one of many shades around me...
Theological Thursday – Theodor Seuss Geisel
Did you know that his publisher bet Ted that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 words? The result was Green Eggs and Ham. Did you know Horton Hears a Who was published after Horton Hatches the Egg? I always figured Horton sat on the egg because he remembered a...