Meet the Editor

I have the best job in the world. It's been a winding road to get here, and it's been littered with detours and blessings in disguise.

My childhood dream was to become a physical therapist. I loved the idea of helping people move and become stronger so they could return to the things they love. I earned my bachelor's and my doctorate and began to practice as a licensed PT.  But it simply wasn't the right path for me in the end—not for my body (I have some physical limitations) and not for my personality (I'm very introverted).

It was a confusing time for me. I spent two school years working in special education, and when our girls came along I gladly stayed home to focus on them. I had a lot of time to look back and see the common threads that ran through all the things I've enjoyed and excelled in: a love of learning and a heart for listening and encouraging others. I've always thrived on the written word, whether I was writing short stories for fun, studying languages, editing a piece of writing for a friend or local organization, or just enjoying a new book. I understand myself best when I write. I enjoy encouraging other writers and helping them express their ideas.

So that's why I'm here: to help you tell your story. When we're working together, I'll do everything I can to help you tell it in the way it deserves to be told.

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Jessica Houdart, Freelance Editor

I live in South Jersey with my husband, Jonathan, and our two beautiful girls. When I'm not editing or writing, I'm probably playing board games or enjoying nature with my family, singing in my church choir, swimming, or just curled up with a good book.

 

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