I've been a freelance copy editor and publication designer for over a decade. The first book I ever copy edited was about how to care for rescue cats holistically. I now have a rescue cat myself, in fact—she's a sweet gray tabby named Gemma. She keeps me calm and mellow while I'm editing education materials, cookbooks, and memoirs. When I'm designing a research brief or handbook, she's batting at the screen to show me where I should place the photo or illustration. During all that, I keep to a tried and true time management system while maintaining my reputation as a reliable and experienced editor and designer. My courses are focused on building an effective freelance business, editing for clear writing, and designing readable, clean layouts.