Being a freelance editor is another chapter in my life, and I’m excited to get it started. I believe that my past experience has led me to this point. I’m grateful I have some time to figure out exactly what’s right for me. I’m also grateful to have known so many people who have led me here, either as a directly positive influence or by providing me with challenges to overcome and assumptions to re-evaluate.

I like the fact that I can be a bit more informal in these blog posts. It’s more expected that personal thoughts take more of a journal form than does business communication. For example, I naturally write with contractions—as I’m doing here. It’s only when I write in an official capacity that I censor myself, making sure to expand them . . .