Hello, I'm Andrea!
I am a proofreader, copy editor, and author's coach living in Charlotte, North Carolina. I landed in Charlotte five years ago by way of Stamford, Connecticut — After eleven years there I will always carry a piece of New England in my soul. I was born and raised in Monongahela, Pennsylvania — a small town near Pittsburgh — Once a Western, PA girl ... always a Western, PA girl. (My pierogi love runs deep.) I am a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (WE ARE?!).
I took my love of words and language and invested in proofreading and copy editing training to learn the art of the industry and gain an education to enhance my natural ability to effortlessly edit copy. I have familiarity with style books and creating word lists and style sheets to aid in the editing process. I also have the superpower of spotting a homophone a mile away.
A little about myself, I am married to the love of my life (fellow Penn Stater!) and we have two children that we love being parents to; they are an absolute blast. Many things in this world bring me joy: family-time outside — water and mountains (Hello, North Carolina!), music and food — my kitchen was made for both cooking and dancing, movies, and reading — of course! Carolina sunsets, movies, book stacks, fall, and white flowers also rank pretty high on the list.
I also escape to, oops I mean work at, a local indie bookstore a few hours a week. All the book chatter with the best co-workers ever is a total dream come true. I also act as the facilitator for their chapter of the Well-Read Black Girl book club.
I love connecting with new people and hearing their stories. Contact me below and let’s chat!