Hello writers, my name is Annette. I am an independent editor and consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with experience in fiction, drama, academic curriculum, and professional writing. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from West Texas A&M University and my Master of Arts in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling from Angelo State University. I have over a decade of experience in academic and creative writing. As a former public school educator and drama director, I have a devoted passion for storytelling.
The bulk of my professional experience is in the public school system. Prior to education, I worked in facility sales and theater management. Through my work, I had the privilege of writing, producing, and directing plays for performance. I also wrote and developed curriculum for the theatre program. I am experienced in appropriate comprehension and engagement levels according to subject and audience.
As a writer, I have written countless fiction and nonfiction stories. I created and developed creative program curriculum for classroom use. Curriculum writing produces clear and concise lesson framing, engagement strategies, scaffolding, and assessment. For curriculum editing, my specialties include drama, creative writing, social and emotional learning, history, and speech. I am also an author of fiction, poetry, and drama.
As an educator and consultant, I support writers, authors, and professionals through their personal and professional writing journey. As an editor, I edit and assess numerous pieces of writing including blog posts, articles, marketing copy, website copy, academic curriculum, poetry, picture books, short stories, and novels. You can learn more about my past projects and preferred resources here.
I believe that professional experience, clear communication, and excellent service lead to quality results. From delving deep into syntax to organizing story structure, I operate with precision and mindful exploration in order to refine your writing. My job is to enhance your carefully crafted work by amplifying writer voice and supporting an ideal reader experience.
My primary focus is to help you develop and enhance your story into a writing piece fit for your readers. I believe in the power of language and communication. I value collaboration and hope we can connect on your current project. In the meantime, focus on what you do best.
Your stories matter, so please, keep writing.
If you have questions, or simply want to chat, you can email me here.