Stephanie T. Lundeen
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. A member of pLink Leadership’s Design Team since 2015, she loves bringing her detail-oriented proofreading skills, as well as applying her research chops, to pLink Leadership’s inimitable products.
Prior to joining pLink, Stephanie worked for more than 20 years, and in three different states, as an educator. Having earned a doctorate in English from Loyola University Chicago, 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 moved into freelance professional editing and writing in 2013. Her projects have ranged from academic papers and reports to screenplays and adventure games. While being a grammar cop is inherently satisfying, her greatest pleasure comes from helping others bring forth their best work.
After fifteen unforgettable years in Chicago, Stephanie and her mixed-race family relocated to the Seattle area so that her partner, Ron, could pursue his dream job in game development. They now live on ancestral Snoqualmie land in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley with their three children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and eight chickens—a number of pets that their eldest daughter considers a good start.
Q&A with Stephanie
Where I grew up: Sandy, Utah (another ‘80s suburban kid)
My family: My amazing partner Ron; our three spirited teenaged children; our black Lab, Maltese poodle, guinea pigs, and a mess of chickens.
My favorite music: Eclectic. And I mean that. My favorites playlist includes Lizzo, Clannad, Gordon Lightfoot, and Mendelssohn.
My favorite foods: Fresh-cut fries, fresh-baked bread, sushi, and anything straight from my garden!
My favorite cocktail: Honestly, just give me a microbrew – like McMenamins’ Ruby – or a shot of bourbon.
What I like to do in my spare time: Bake bread and cookies, play tabletop games, spend time outdoors, fantasize about vacations, and organize the books that I wish I were reading.
My first job: Disabled Student Center office intern at the University of Utah.
Something no one would believe about me: I have never driven a car, thanks to a hereditary eye condition, and I sometimes have nightmares in which I’m forced to drive on a freeway (aagh!).
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)