Stephanie is, in fact, one of those people who cringes when a billboard has a misspelled word or misplaced apostrophe. Specializing in the righting of all grammatical wrongs, she has stayed abreast of the latest developments, such as the singular “they,” but remains dedicated to the proposition that participles should not dangle. She loves bringing her detail-oriented proofreading skills, as well as applying her research chops, to pLink Leadership’s inimitable products.
Having earned a doctorate in English from Loyola University Chicago, Stephanie worked for more than twenty years, and in three different states, as an educator. As a college instructor, she taught courses in college writing, research writing, literature, and the history of English. Her roles have also included tutor and teaching assistant. She additionally holds a TESOL certificate (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and taught English as a Second Language in a variety of settings, including in Argentina.
During her time as an educator, Stephanie began to edit professionally and has steadily moved towards this career path over the past decade. Her projects have ranged from academic papers and reports to screenplays and adventure games. While being a grammar cop is inherently satisfying, she deeply enjoys helping others bring forth their best work.
After fifteen unforgettable years in Chicago, Stephanie and her family recently relocated to the Seattle area, so that her partner, Ron, could pursue his dream job in game development. They now live in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley with their three children, two dogs, and one guinea pig–a number of pets that their eldest daughter, Maya, considers a good start.