KRISTA DAPKEY

Born and bred in southern California, I’m now living in—and loving—the Pacific Northwest with my husband, two daughters, and a small menagerie of pets.

As an avid reader, I appreciate the written word and admire the fortitude a dedicated author pours into their craft. I firmly believe that regardless of subject matter or the content’s destination, all an author wants is for their work to shine. The symbiosis between a writer and I, as a proofreader, is simple: the pride I take in my work is meant to make your work shine its brightest.

I hold a BA in Psychology and an MS in School Counseling—so I definitely know my way around MLA and APA formats, having written and edited more papers than I can count. With experience proofreading and editing fiction, my concentration resides in Romance, Young Adult, and Middle Grade genres. Being detail oriented and naturally adaptive help ease my proofreading process. I have a great pair of “eagle eyes,” but I know that’s not enough. I’m a graduate of the comprehensive program Proofread Anywhere: General Proofreading, under the tutelage of Caitlin Pyle, as well as a member of both the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA).

In addition to reading, I also enjoy sewing and baking. Although it’s up for debate, it’s been suggested that I may have a slight addiction to the Hallmark channel; but in my defense, I (usually) only watch while I’m sewing or baking. Or during Christmastime. Or any other season of the year.

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